Welcome to the Health Services Officers Page

ealth Services Officers (HSOs) are one of eleven professional categories of the Commissioned Corps of the U.S. Public Health Service (PHS).  HSOs contribute vitally to the health of the Nation and are an invaluable resource to the Office of the Surgeon General, the PHS, other governmental agencies, and the American public.  


  • Nominations are now accepted for the 2016 Joseph Garcia Jr. Award and 2016 Stanley J. Kissel Award.  The deadline for submission is the close of business of February 26, 2016.
  • Call for Nominations for the 2016 Health Services PAC Responder of the Year Award.  The deadline for submission is the close of business of November 4, 2016.
  • Keep update on important information for Health Services Officers (HS0s) by signing up for the HS-PAC listserv. Click here for instructions on how to sign up.
  • The role of the CHES/CE Opportunities Sub-Committee under the Health Promotion and Health Education Track is to serve as a resource for officers seeking CHES certification and continuing education opportunities related to career development. Attached is a list of free or low cost webinars, trainings, and self-study opportunities.

    Attachment: CHES/CE Opportunity Resource Document