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Military Health Systems

  • Thursday, September 12, 2019
  • 9:00 am - 12:00 pm Eastern
  • Reserve Officers Association - Washington, DC

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Debbie Boylan
Phone: 301-347-3910

The August 2019 issue of Health Affairs examines the health systems that serve 1.4 million active duty service members; provide care and coverage for another 8.1 million reservists, retirees, and family members; and provide care for 9.0 million veterans. As the Military Health System (MHS) goes through a major restructuring, it also faces pressures and opportunities similar to those in the civilian sector.

Please join us for a September 12 briefing event when panels of authors will present their work and participate in a robust discussion including:

  • The Role Of The Military Health System In Ensuring Readiness And Supporting Skills For Battlefield Support; and
  • The Complex Relationship Between Military Treatment Facilities And Purchased Civilian Care

Speakers will be released soon.

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Health Affairs thanks Gail Wilensky of Project HOPE for serving as issue adviser, and is grateful to the Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences and the New York State Health Foundation for their generous support of the August 2019 issue and this briefing.


Health Affairs is the leading peer-reviewed journal at the intersection of health, health care, and policy. Published monthly by Project HOPE, the journal is available in print and online. Late-breaking content is also found through, Health Affairs Today, and Health Affairs Sunday Update.

Project HOPE is a global health and humanitarian relief organization that places power in the hands of local health care workers to save lives across the globe. Project HOPE has published Health Affairs since 1981.