Public Health Service Distinguished Service Medal

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Public Health Service Achievement Medal
Awarded by Public Health Service
Type Medal and ribbon
Status Current
Precedence
Next (higher) Defense Distinguished Service Medal
Equivalent Army, Navy, Air Force, Coast Guard Distinguished Service Medals
Next (lower) Public Health Service Meritorious Service Medal
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Ribbon of PHS Achievement Medal

The Public Health Service Distinguished Service Medal is the highest decoration of the United States Department of Health and Human Services Public Health Service Commissioned Corps.[1]

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The Public Health Service Distinguished Service Medal is awarded to recognize "exceedingly high level of achievements, which may range from the management of a major health program to an initiative resulting in a major impact on the health of the nation." The medal may also be awarded for a single act of heroism resulting in the saving of life, health, or property.[2]

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