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Public Health Emergencies: The Role of the Military Family

Public health emergencies, such as the swine flu epidemic, create a call to action for individuals and families to take responsibility for their health. The public is a key partner in addressing public health crises that affect national and international communities. Because these kinds of health crises impact national security, the health and resilience of our military (its fighting force as well as military families and children) are very important.

Families have a responsibility to protect the health and safety of children of all ages in times of health emergencies and disasters.