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Post-Deployment Health Group

As part of VA's Office of Public Health, the Post-Deployment Health group administers various programs related to environmental and occupational exposures of U.S. Veterans during military service, including Operation Enduring Freedom/Operation Iraqi Freedom (OEF/OIF), Gulf War, Vietnam, World War II and atomic Veterans activities.

The Post-Deployment Health group also maintains several registries based on these exposures and manages the War Related Illness and Injury Study Center.


The Post-Deployment Health group consists of two interrelated programs.

The Epidemiology Program conducts surveillance and studies on Veterans’ health and health care. Findings from these research studies help health professionals and policymakers, including VA and Congress, improve health care practices and policies for Veterans. Learn more.

The Environmental Health Program evaluates research, recommends policy and develops educational and outreach materials for various environmental issues and health outcomes related to military exposures, including:

Contact Post Deployment Health.