The PHS Commissioned Officers Foundation for the Advancement of Public Health (COF) is a sister organization of the Commissioned Officers Association.
COF is a 501(c)(3) organization and can accept tax-deductible donations. COA, however, is a 501(c)(6) organization and cannot accept tax-deductible donations.
COF does the following activities:
- Hosts the annual USPHS Scientific and Training Symposium
- Awards college scholarships to dependents of COA members
- Publishes books and reports related to the Surgeon General and the Public Health Service
- Funds continuing education for active duty Public Health Service officers
Visit the COF website to learn more.