Our goal is to promote readiness, prevent disease, and protect the health of the Fort Drum community.
Every member of the Fort Drum community holds the potential to become an expert and believer in prevention and wellness. Through surveillance, education and active prevention, we can recruit these individuals to participation in effectively reducing overall disease burden on Fort Drum and in the US Army.
Our department provides overall management of the Preventive Medicine Service, which includes the following sections:
- Army Public Health Nursing
- Nutrition Clinic
- Army Hearing Program (Audiology)
- Occupational Health
- Environmental Health
- Industrial Hygiene
- Soldier Readiness Center
A Board Certified Preventive Medicine physician serves as advisor to the MEDDAC Commander and the Installation Command regarding preventive medicine issues. The General Preventive Medicine service provides the following support on Fort Drum:
- Travel Medicine Clinic (by appointment)
- Tuberculosis control Clinic (by appointment)
- Deployment immunization recommendations and education
- Preventive medicine briefings to soldiers, commanders, and units
- Epidemiologist for outbreak investigations
- MEDDAC anthrax and smallpox immunization surveillance
- Epidemiology and control of infectious and tropical diseases of military significance to include TB, STD's and HIV
- Health aspects of rapid mobilization (medical threat assessment, immunization and chemoprophylaxis policy, etc.)
- Organization and function of military PM in garrison and on deployment.
- Occupational medicine follow-up care (by appointment)
- Military-unique occupational concerns.
- Liaison service between local, state and federal agencies as applicable to military medical requirements.
Links of Interest
The Army's premier web site for Preventive Medicine related issues. Excellent resource for medical threat briefings, climatic injury prevention (cold and hot weather), medical fact sheets and deployment related issues.
A web site established by the Under Secretary of Defense for Personnel and Readiness to explore health topics related to deployments and to communicate information concerning non-traditional threats to health.
A useful site with information relating to deployments that includes background, health outcomes and concerns, climate and geography, preventive measures, environmental exposures, related links, and topics in the news. This information is presented by country or deployment—geared for clinicians or soldiers/family members.
This is the official web site for military vaccines and has everything you might want to know about policies, safety, adverse events, vaccine schedules, vaccine information sheets
This site will direct you to many useful areas. Specifically, Preventive Services recommendations and Clinical Practice Guidelines in areas such as Diabetes, Tobacco Use Cessation as well as important guidelines for the use of preventive interventions in the clinical setting (screening, counseling, immunizations, etc) under the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force recommendations.