About DHA Connected Health

DHA Connected Health (formerly the National Center for Telehealth & Technology) is a branch of the Defense Health Agency (DHA).

The mission of DHA Connected Health is to lead the innovation of health technology solutions that connect beneficiaries with their own care, and deliver tested, valued health solutions that improve the lives of our nation’s warriors, veterans, and their families.

Our vision is leveraging technology to optimize health care across the Department of Defense (DoD).

DHA Connected Health’s advanced health technology solutions are user-friendly, valued by our warriors, and cost-effective. These qualities align with the Military Health System Quadruple Aim to ensure readiness, population health, experience of care, and responsible management of the total cost of health care. DHA Connected Health also supports the DoD’s goals of increasing access to care, establishing best practices and quality standards for health technology and telehealth, and reducing both military suicide rates and the prevalence of stigma associated with seeking health care services.

The products developed by DHA Connected Health meet the needs and requirements of the DoD and its beneficiaries. DHA programs provide requirements to DHA Connected Health based on guidance from various sources that include:

·         National Defense Authorization Acts

·         Department of Defense Task Force on Mental Health

·         Department of Defense Suicide Prevention Task Force recommendations

·         Department of Defense / Veterans Affairs Integrated Mental Health Strategy

·         Senior Military Medical Advisory Council

·         Health Executive Council / Joint Executive Council

·         Formal research programs

DHA Connected Health leads the DoD in applying existing and emerging technologies for delivering health care options to the military community. As the benefits of these services grow, the need will continue.

DHA Connected Health is located on Joint Base Lewis-McChord near Tacoma, Washington, with an office in the National Capitol Region that represents and coordinates DHA Connected Health’s program activities with DHA and other partners in the DoD.