The Public Health Service Crisis Response Service Award honors PHSCC members who carry out service in the event of a crisis intervention. To qualify, service must be executed onsite and outside of the individual’s typical responsibilities.
The United States Public Health Service Commissioned Corps (PHSCC) is the United States Public Health Service’s federal uniformed branch of service and falls under the aegis of the Department of Health and Human Services, led by the Surgeon General. The PHSCC traces its roots back to the establishment of the Marine Hospital Fund in 1798, which provided for the care of merchant sailors. Currently, the PHSCC is headquartered in Rockville, Maryland. The PHSCC grants certain awards to its members to acknowledge meritorious service or accomplishments.
The ribbon is bisected by a thin vertical white stripe flanked on either side by a series of thin stripes in maroon, yellow, green, light blue, dark blue, and light blue again.