The Air Force Medical Service’s Center of Excellence for Medical Multimedia (CEMM) offers links to websites for Airmen and their families dealing with men’s health, and many, many other health issues from head to toe, including the recently added pregnancy A-Z.
The men’s health site features videos discussing prostate disease/cancer and testicular cancer. In addition to videos, the pregnancy site features 3-D animations and step-by-step information from conception to delivery.
“The fundamental purpose of the CEMM websites is to empower patients through self-efficacy,” said Lt. Col. Constance Smith, director of the CEMM. “The CEMM does this by providing a robust inventory of tools to assist patients with developing self-management skills and behaviors to successfully manage their conditions and diseases.”
Other sites available deal with low-back pain, women’s health, asthma and skin cancer, to name a few. A full list of sites can be found at www.cemmlibrary.org.
The CEMM promotes the Air Force Surgeon General’s vision of “Trusted Care Anywhere” and makes available products to both military treatment facility staff and their patients.
Military Treatment Facility personnel interested in more information on ordering educational products and videos for Airmen should visit www.CEMM.org.
(Jon Stock, Congressional and Public Affairs, Office of U.S. Air Force Surgeon General, contributed to this article.)