Health Risk Assessment, Surveillance & Management

Deployment OEH Surveillance

Last Updated: May 21, 2018

​Occupational and environmental health (OEH) surveillance is the regular or repeated collection, analysis, archiving, interpretation, and dissemination of worksite and environmental health-related data for monitoring the potential health hazard impact on the health of populations and individuals.  The objective of OEH surveillance is to protect health and enhance readiness by providing health-risk information used to prevent, treat, or control the occurrence of disease or injury.  OEH surveillance, along with medical surveillance, supports the health surveillance mission. 

The U.S. Army Public Health Center provides multiple levels of support to operational entities. These efforts are usually coordinated through the Public Health Preparedness and Response Division (PHPR) with follow on support and consultations delivered by subject matter experts within the Center.

The Public Health Preparedness and Response Division (PHPR) provides products that ensure public health preparedness and response solutions for Army support efforts to operations, contingencies, exercises, and humanitarian/natural disasters.  These products provide Commanders and other decision-makers pertinent information needed to detect, assess, and counter deployment occupational and environmental health (OEH) threats as part of a comprehensive military medical surveillance program required by Department of Army and Department of Defense (DOD) regulations and directives. 

The PHPR coordinates with U.S. Army Public Health Center technical programs, Regional Public Health Commands, and various levels of Army, Air Force, Navy, Marine, DOD, Joint Staff, and Combatant Command entities to provide decision-support tools, technical guidance, and sampling equipment that directly assists decision-making from Preventive Medicine Units to Command-level during deployments.

To request DOEHS support or OEH sampling equipment please email PHPR or call Commercial (410) 436-6096 or DSN (312) 584-6096.