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Tuesday, January 08, 2013

Navy and Marine Corps Public Health Center Announces New Website

By Hugh Cox, Navy and Marine Corps Public Health Center Public Affairs
PORTSMOUTH, Va. (NNS) -- The Navy and Marine Corps Public Health Center (NMCPHC) announced the unveiling of its upgraded publicly-facing website Jan. 8.

The upgraded website features an improved search capability and optimized navigation to provide user-friendly access to the center's vast library of public health tools and resources.

"NMCPHC is excited about the upgrades to our website," said Capt. Mike Macinski, NMCPHC commanding officer. "We have listened to our customers worldwide, and have developed a more user friendly page to navigate. The more people that we can educate on Public Health, Navy Medicine, and ways to keep our forces fit and healthy, the better our readiness is for the Navy."

Visitors to the website will notice a fresh new "look" on the homepage specifically designed to match NMCPHC's latest branding.

NMCPHC's web content has been revised and will continue to be updated, reflecting the command's most recent strategic initiatives.

"We designed the web site to facilitate easy access to our programs which are aligned to support jointness, value, and readiness," said Capt. Wes Farr, NMCPHC executive officer and project champion.

The website homepage also features news and alerts for the latest information relating to Navy Medicine, public health and operational preventive medicine.

According to Cmdr. Denise Gechas, NMCPHC director for Population Health, the public web site is one of the most important outreach tools available to communicate with customers and leadership.

"We designed the site to make it an easy to use 'one-stop-shop' for all our customer's health promotion and wellness needs," said Gechas.

Integration of social media will play a large part in content sharing as well as engaging customers and stakeholders. A mobile version of the website is also available, enabling users to access content conveniently from their smart-phones.

Customers will be able to provide feedback and ask questions through the "Ask Us" tab at the top of the homepage. Queries will be directed to the appropriate subject matter expert for timely resolution.

NMCPHC will also employ a web analytics tool for tracking and analyzing web traffic.

NMCPHC is part of the Navy Medicine team, a global health care network of 63,000 Navy medical personnel around the world who provide high-quality health care to more than one million eligible beneficiaries. Navy Medicine personnel deploy with Sailors and Marines worldwide, providing critical mission support aboard ship, in the air, under the sea and on the battlefield.

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