Health Promotion Operations

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The mission of Health Promotion Operations is to assure the Command Ready and Resilient Council enhances Health of the Force through a community-driven public health planning process to enhance the quality of life for all Soldiers, Family Members, Retirees, and civilians.‚Äč

Health Promotion Operations Division Strategic Mission:

  • Provide training, oversight and monitoring of the Command Ready and Resilient Council (CR2C) process through standardized evaluation.  
  • Provide consultation on the CR2C process to installations without CR2C facilitators.  
  • Support the Army's R2 strategy and AR 600-63.

CR2C Facilitators working with the installation Command Ready and Resilient Council are dedicated toward the full integration and execution of Army Regulation (AR) 600-63, Army Health Promotion, and R2 capabilities per HQDA OPERATION ORDER - ENDURING PERSONAL READINESS AND RESILIENCE, DTG: 010421Z Dec 16 as a macro-level process that fosters organizational transformation across the enterprise.

Community Resource GuideThe Community Resource Guide provides contact information for a variety of health, wellness and quality of life services.  It is a comprehensive inventory at the installation level.

Integration and Communication as Good Business Practice

Health Promotion Operations (HPO) Division ensures that the standards and the best practices learned by APHC at the local and organizational level are integrated across the enterprise. The Program Manager also ensures communication and information flow to and from Army Commands and local communities to ensure they receive the benefit of evidence based public health practices and epidemiological assessment to ensure health promotion and wellness issues are scientifically addressed.  This will optimize the operational readiness and success of our troops.   The HPO Division provides a comprehensive and holistic approach to improvement of the health and resiliency of communities on all Army installations which is not only a good business practice, but a win-win for APHC and the total Army.

CR2C Facilitator capabilities

  • Manage Command Ready and Resilient Councils (CR2C): Chaired by Senior Commander, facilitated by the CR2C facilitator
  • Identify and assess community health and wellness needs for Command
  • Assess the strength and weakness of those programs
  • Develop Community Resource Guides by identifying existing resources
  • Develop health promotion programs and marketing plans
  • Evaluate programs using outcome based metrics resulting in evidenced based programming and allocation of resources.

Command Ready and Resilient Councils  

The CR2C supports the health and resiliency of our Soldiers, Family Members and Civilians in the installation and tactical environments.  Further, the CR2C facilitates and shapes the standardization of programs and processes to ensure that resource utilization is focused on improving the resiliency of the Total Army.

  • CR2Cs elevate and prioritize public health status, targets and standards, ensure strategic integration of R2, and shift the paradigm from reaction to prevention.
  • CR2Cs assure resources are clearly aligned to strategic goals, provide consistency in approach and accountability, and integrate health promotion into the operational environment. 
  • The CR2C enhances organizational effectiveness and capacity to meet mission requirements through integration and coordination of health and wellness activities on Army installations.  Strategic planning and coordinated approaches to problem solving ensure that goals, objectives and action plans are developed to address disparities in risks at the installation level.

The CR2C integrates activities and disciplines that result in:

  • Implementation of the full scope of AR 600-63 in the community
  • A multidisciplinary umbrella for the Suicide Prevention Task Force
  • A platform in which to address Sexual Assault Prevention
  • Coordinated interdisciplinary efforts throughout the entire Deployment Cycle Continuum
  • Programs addressing the Total Army including Soldiers, Family Members, DA Civilians, and Retirees.
  • Integration of service and programs in the Community Resource Guide
  • Family Member programs that support the Family Readiness Groups
  • Installation Data Analysis and evaluation that result in recommendations for resource allocation
  • The ability to integrate Comprehensive Soldier and Family Fitness
  • A format to develop action plans for community specific health and wellness concerns
  • Provision of a standardized implementation plan as a blueprint  to facilitate implementation
  • A framework in which to implement directives from the Ready and Resilient Campaign (R2C)

AR 600-63, Army Health Promotion Components

Behavioral Health

  • Stress Management
  • Combat Operational Stress Control
  • Suicide Prevention and Surveillance
  • Responsible Sexual Behavior
  • Alcohol and Substance Abuse Program
  • SHARP: Sexual Harassment Assault Response and Prevention

Physical Health

  • Fitness and Health
  • Injury Prevention
  • Ergonomics
  • Oral Health
  • Nutrition
  • Weight Management
  • Performance Triad
  • Soldier Medical Readiness

Spiritual Health

  • Resiliency
  • Spiritual Fitness

Environmental Health

  • Social Wellness
  • Tobacco Free Living
  • Physical Environmental Wellness
  • Installation Specific Concerns