Three health organizations will officially become part of the Defense Health Agency on Sunday, the Defense Department reported Thursday.
DHA will take over the Armed Forces Health Surveillance Center, National Museum of Health and Medicine and the Armed Forces Medical Examiner System in an effort to achieve full operational capability by October.
“These three organizations are nationally renowned institutions that broaden our connection with other federal health partners, and with global health organizations,” said Air Force Lt. Gen. Douglas Robb, DHA’s director.
AFHSC will become part of DHA’s Healthcare Operations Directorate.
AFHSC oversees military health and readiness during training and deployment, while AFMES is responsible for forensic investigations and provision of medico-legal services.
NMHM will work to preserve a collection of at least 25 million national historic objects.