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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
  • 49 years of the annual USPHS Scientific and Training Symposium, a mission-related conference bringing together Federal, state, local, and tribal health leaders


Latest Stories

COA Congratulates Surgeon General Vivek Murthy

12/17/2014 - COA congratulates Dr. Vivek Hallegere Murthy as the 19th U.S. Surgeon General. Born in England, Dr. Murthy grew up in Miami, graduated from Harvard in Biomedical Sciences, and earned his MD and MBA from Yale. He co-founded TrialNetworks, VISIONS, and Doctors for America. More recently, Dr. Murthy was a physician at Brigham and Women's Hospital in Boston. COA looks forward to working with Surgeon General Murthy to improve the Nation's health and to strengthen the Commissioned Corps and the Office of the Surgeon General.

 
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We have now partnered with the Milken Institute School of Public Health at the George Washington University, allowing COA members to receive a $7,500 scholarship when they enroll in the online, accredited Master of Public Health program or the online Executive Master of Health Administration.


 


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


 

 



The December Frontline is available for viewing on the COA Members Only website.
The December 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 Frontline@coausphs.org.

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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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