Deployment Health Assessment Program
The Deployment Health Assessment Program (DHAP) is a gateway to care, services and programs for Soldiers and DA Civilians in the deployment cycle.
When commanders implement DHAP effectively, deploying personnel complete the Deployment Health Assessments (DHAs) within directed timelines, refer people for care, improve individual resilienceand medical and operational readiness of the Total Army.
Why DHAP Matters
Your life, Family, career and future are influenced by your health. When you participate in DHAP, you take control of your health by making your well-being a top priority and prepare yourself for life on and off the battlefield. Information gathered from assessments helps Soldiers:
- Enhance resilience, medical readiness and access to care: When you stay healthy, you function better as a Soldier. Receiving medical care before deploying and during your deployment could include prescription refills, access to birth control or menstrual suppression, or preventative dental care.
- • Identify personal health issues early: If you were exposed to environmental hazards during deployment, you can use DHAs as documentation for the exposure and so you can get care.
- Receive care before health issues progress:Were you injured during deployment or do not feel like yourself after returning from deployment? Through DHAP, you can get care for conditions such as combat-related injuries, mental health concerns such as PTS, anxiety, depression, and more.
Leaders: Leaders at all levels are key in overall unit operational readiness, health and resilience. Commanders are responsible for helping their Soldiers stay healthy and fit for duty. Commanders are also responsible for fostering a culture of care by empowering and encouraging Soldiers to advocate for their health.