I. Updates: SG Senior Advisor for Administration
BGEN Dr. Douglas Reagan, PhD, EMT-P, STARFLEET International (Marine Corps)
Former Surgeon General, STARFLEET Medical Corps (2014)
II. Work Group/Issues Group Updates
A. Women’s Health Information Issues Group
Lead: CMDR Amanda Barrow, STARFLEET International, SFMD (SFI/R20)
Initially, please let me provide you with this overview of our issues group:
Advisory Committee within STARFLEET Medical to address current topics concerning health issues, wellness, and concerns in Women’s Health. I will be overseeing this committee and would like to enlist the help of primarily the female members of STARFLEET Medical, Chapter CMO’s, and others interested in participating in what will be an interesting and exciting addition to the good work of this Department.
For many years in my medical career, both civilian and military, I feel that important issues concerning Women’s Health are often not given their just due. Also, I that in too many cases, policies and concerns women have with their healthcare and wellness are being addressed by men, and are not taking into account the unique concerns and sensitivities that women have with issues in these realms.
Therefore, I would like invite all interested parties to apply for membership on this Committee and thereby glean valuable experience in leadership and development in the workings of this important facet of STARFLEET Medical.
Suggested topics to be addressed:
1. Healthcare and the political ramifications towards women.
2. Advertising of medical and wellness products targeted to women and young girls.
3. Current global issues of women’s health (FGM, healthcare in extreme poverty, rape and abuse, etc.).
4. Topics on wellness, diet, and positive images for women directly.
5. Sexualization and objectification of young girls.
6. Topics unique to women’s health and wellness.
I ask all the ASG’s to garner interest within your Region’s CMO’s, as well as, any other women who would like to participate and have their voices heard in this context.
The central operations of this group will be within themselves and will appoint leadership positions (Chairperson, Secretary, and Publication & Media Presenter) from the group. This will be considered an Advisory Committee with the Medical Department, and will be supported by the Office of the Senior Advisor of Administration.
In addition, this is a great opportunity to gain great experience in leadership, healthcare and wellness, and providing a great service to SFI members as a whole. Also, participation on this committee garners benefits towards promotion within SFI and the Department, as well as, Departmental and Fleet awards.
I thank all of you in advance for your assistance in getting the word out about this project, and I welcome all those interested to contact me directly so that we can begin coordinating activities for the committee by May 15, 2015.
I look forward to hearing from many of you soon.
BGEN Douglas Sanyo Reagan, PhD, SFMD
SG Senior Advisor-Administration, STARFLEET Medical Corps
In the coming year, I will provide updates on the efforts of the team to promote women’s health issues in our association and the communities where we live. Please stay tuned.
B. Veterinary Health Information Issues Group
C. Public Health Emergency Issues Group
Lead: LT Andrea Debrestian, STARFLEET International, SFMD (SFI/R2)
D. Fire Commissioners: Fire Prevention and Home Safety
E. Personal Safety and Public Health Issues Group
F. Community Safety and Public Health Issues Group