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The Commissioned Officers Association of the U.S. Public Health Service (COA) is dedicated to improving and protecting the public health of the United States by advocating for the Commissioned Corps and its officers.


COA protects the interests of the Commissioned Corps officers of the U.S. Public Health Service, uniformed service professionals in public health and global health.

Recent COA achievements include:

  • Whistleblower protections
  • Post-9/11 GI Bill transferability for PHS officers
  • Congressional passage of all COA-backed health care reform proposals
  • 48 years of the annual USPHS Scientific and Training Symposium, a mission-related conference bringing together Federal, state, local, and tribal health leaders


Latest Stories

2014 COA Board of Directors Election is Now Open

03/21/2014 - The 2014 COA Board of Directors election is now open. Click the link below to view the nominee's profiles and cast your vote. In many cases, contested vacancies are won by a mere handful of votes. Your vote does count. Please use it! Vote today for the PHS officers who will help guide your COA for the next three years. The deadline for voting is May 2, 2014.
Click here to cast your vote for the 2014 COA Board of Directors Election

COA Seeks Nominations for Board of Directors

12/26/2013 - COA is seeking nominations for the Board of Directors. For full details and criteria, please click the link below. Deadline is March 14, 2014.
COA Seeks Nominations for Board of Directors

 
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$500,000 was set aside for COA members to earn the completely online, accredited Master of Public Health degree from the George Washington School of Public Health and Health Services. COA members can get a $7500 scholarship for enrolling. For more information, click here.


 


Below is a 1936 film that includes the history of the USPHS.


April 7-13, 2014 National Public Health Week



The April Frontline is available for viewing on the COA Members Only website.
The April Frontline is available for viewing on the COA Members Only website. Interested in submitting an article for Frontline? See GUIDELINES for submissions (located @ Members Only/Frontline). Then email submission to Malissa Spalding at mspalding@coausphs.org.

Click here to login to the COA Members Only website!




Go to the COA Members Only Website, and click on the PenFed link to join Pentagon Federal Credit Union!


 



Post 9/11 GI Bill Transferability

Huge victory for USPHS Commissioned Corps officers who serve their country with honor. Want to take advantage of this great benefit but don’t know where to start? The Cincinnati COA Branch developed “Notes from the Road." Below it is guidance prepared by GI Bill experts at PHS.


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