As part of its Women's Health Month observances, the U.S. Army Medical Command (MEDCOM) has released the first special edition of MERCURY, its official monthly publication, to report on recent women's health programs and women's health innovations in Army Medicine and across the military health system.
"This special edition provides an overview of MEDCOM's key initiatives in women's health, including the work of the Women's Health Task Force to address health concerns of women serving in combat, and our involvement in the Soldier 2020 Gender Integration Study to identify potential health concerns these expanded specialties may present to our female Soldiers," said Lt. Gen. Patricia Horoho, Army surgeon general and commanding general U.S. Army Medical Command. "It also highlights programs and facilities that exemplify the best of Army Medicine, our partners, and the communities we serve."
The MERCURY special edition on Women's Health is relevant and timely because it marks a critical shift in the armed forces wherein the numbers of women serving in the armed forces, as well as the number of women Veterans, is steadily increasing. It also marks the accomplishments of the Army's first female surgeon general, the efforts of the Department of Defense, and Military Health System leadership to bring women's health and readiness to the forefront of military healthcare.
This publication should serve as a resource for educators, researchers, providers, and practitioners intersted in military women's health issues.
The MERCURY special edition on Women's Health is now available. Download your copy at: https://www.dvidshub.net/publication/issues/25427