Health Surveillance, Analysis and Insight for Action
The Armed Forces Health Surveillance Division (AFHSD) is the central epidemiologic resource for the U.S. Armed Forces, conducting medical surveillance to protect those who serve our nation in uniform and allies who are critical to our national security interests. Explore our website to learn about the critical role AFHSD plays in force health protection.
AFHSD provides timely, relevant, actionable and comprehensive health surveillance information to promote, maintain, and enhance the health of military and military-associated populations.
AFHSD critical functions are:
- Acquire, analyze, interpret, disseminate information, and recommend evidence-based policy
- Develop, refine, and improve standardized health surveillance methods
- Serve as the focal point for sharing health surveillance products expertise and information
- Coordinate a global program of military-relevant infectious disease surveillance
Explore our health surveillance resources to learn how to utilize our data applications, systems and the ways our health information analysis supports worldwide disease surveillance and public health activities to improve the U.S. military’s Force Health Protection (FHP) program.
Medical Surveillance Monthly Report
The Medical Surveillance Monthly Report (MSMR) is AFHSD’s flagship publication. The monthly peer-reviewed journal provides evidence-based estimates of the incidence, distribution, impact, and trends of health-related conditions among service members. Additionally, the MSMR focuses one issue per year on the absolute and relative morbidity burden attributable to various illnesses and injuries among service members and beneficiaries.
View Current Report View Archived Reports
Health Surveillance Explorer
The Health Surveillance Explorer (HSE) is a dynamic CAC-enabled mapping application that allows the Geographic Combatant Commands (GCCs) to identify global health threats and disease outbreaks in near-real time. It provides timely, relevant and actionable health surveillance information to military leaders around the globe. The HSE makes it more efficient and effective to assemble surveillance data.
Proposal Management Information System
The Proposal Management Information System (ProMIS) program is a web-based application used to facilitate program management at the AFHSD’s Global Emerging Infections Surveillance (GEIS) section. Investigators in the GEIS partner network submit proposals for funding consideration and GEIS operations staff monitors the progress of those projects.
Go to ProMIS
Defense Medical Epidemiology Database
The Defense Medical Epidemiology Database (DMED) provides worldwide access to de-identified data contained in the Defense Medical Surveillance System (DMSS). Through this user-friendly interface, authorized users can create customized queries of disease and injury rates in active duty populations.
Go to DMED