Combatant Commands Disease Surveillance Coordination Project

CCMD SurveillanceOn behalf of the Armed Forces Health Surveillance Branch (AFHSB) Global Emerging Infections Surveillance (GEIS), CGHE has undertaken a new effort to create greater synergy in infectious disease surveillance among the various DoD and U.S. Government agencies working within each global region.

More specifically, the intent of the Combatant Commands (CCMDs) Disease Surveillance Coordination Project is to develop a regional-focused infectious disease surveillance coordination report for each CCMD area of responsibility that supports CCMD security cooperation and operations planning, and force health protection decision making, by integrating the DoD and other agencies that make up the USG infectious disease surveillance enterprise. 

The end state of this project is a well-coordinated and integrated, infectious disease surveillance enterprise that supports CCMD security cooperation and operations planning and coordination and improves regional stability and understanding of the effect of infectious diseases to facilitate operational access/freedom of movement of the Joint Force, and enables improvements to force readiness through early warning of infectious disease threats to the health of the force.

Efforts are well underway to convene these regional meetings and to develop resulting reports for U.S. Africa Command, U.S. Central Command, U.S. European Command, U.S. Northern Command, U.S. Pacific Command and U.S. Southern Command.