Air Force Medicine

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Seven Core Principles of Air Force Medical Home

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    Trusted Care

    Respect for people, a duty to speak up, and a commitment to resilience. Every Airman, every day, a problem solver.

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    Personal Provider

    Dynamic, trusted, respectful and enduring relationships between individuals, families, and their clinical team members are hallmarks of primary care.

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    Patient-centered

    The patient is a whole person, with care focusing on physical, emotional, psychological, and spiritual well-being, as well as cultural, linguistic, and social.

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    Comprehensive

    Tailored to meet the needs of each patients and family members, including acute, chronic and preventive care, behavioral and mental health, and health promotion.

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    Coordinated

    Care is organized across all elements of the broader healthcare system, with a focus on transitions of care between these systems.

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    Accessible

    Patients are able to access services with shorter waiting times, after hours care, and electronic or telephone access, 24 hours a day, seven days a week.

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    Mission Sustaining

    To ensure medically-ready Airmen who are well-equipped, both physically and mentally, to support full spectrum military operations across the globe.