Air Force Medical Operations Agency

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Air Force Medical Operations Agency
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Active 1 July 1992 - Present
Country United States
Branch United States Air Force
Garrison/HQ Lackland Annex, Port San Antonio, Texas

The Air Force Medical Operations Agency (AFMOA), Port San Antonio, Texas (Lackland Annex), oversees execution of the Air Force Surgeon General policies supporting Air Force expeditionary capabilities, healthcare operations, and national security strategy. It provides expert consultative leadership support to 75 military treatment facilities and eleven major commands/direct reporting units to ensure cost-effective, modern, and prevention-based healthcare continuum for 2.1 million beneficiaries worldwide. The AFMOA directs and supports the clinical currency of 43,131 healthcare professionals providing 6.6 million visits and 133,500 bed days. The agency provides clinical and population health data and analysis to AF/SG and MAJCOM surgeons. The agency partners with the Assistant Secretary of Defense (Health Affairs), Secretary of the Air Force, Chief of Staff of the Air Force, and the Department of Veterans Affairs.[1][2]

History[edit]

The Air Force Medical Operations Agency sprang from the ashes of the former flight medicine department of the Air Force Medical Service (AFMS) in 1992. Though it originally cared for operational matters under the direction of the AF/SG (Surgeon General) as a field-operating unit, as AFMS duties changed, so did those of the AFMOA. The AFMS moved to more of a proactive approach, managing population health rather than episodic care to improve the health and lives of Air Force members and their families. This in turn led to an increase in AFMOA responsibilities; the Agency expanded to optimizing medical resources, radiation protection, aerospace medicine, and clinical excellence, among other interests.[3]

Products and Customers[edit]

AF/SG[edit]

Implement SG policy, provide expertise needed for policy development, and precise application of resources to requirements

MAJCOM/SGs[edit]

Support MAJCOM Surgeons by addressing healthcare resourcing and operations issues pertinent to their missions

MTF/CCs[edit]

Provide resources, coordinate best processes, data analysis, and clinical expertise for efficient patient-centered healthcare[3]

Air Force Medical Service Logo - "Air Force Medicine: Trusted Care... Anywhere"[4][edit]

References[edit]

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ Secretary of the Air Force Office of Public Affairs, Defense Media Activity (2011). "The Book 2011, Volume LV, Number 3". Airman Magazine. Retrieved 2016-04-09. 
  2. ^ "The Book 2011, Airman Magazine" (PDF). airman.dodlive.mil. Secretary of the Air Force Office of Public Affairs. 2011. Retrieved 2016-04-09. 
  3. ^ a b "AFMOA Home". www.airforcemedicine.af.mil. Retrieved 2016-04-09. 
  4. ^ "AFMS Logo". Retrieved 2016-04-09. 

Bibliography[edit]

See also[edit]

Air Force Medical Service - AFMOA Homepage