Health Promotion Operations 

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The mission of Health Promotion Operations is to identify redundancies and voids of programs and services by evaluating population needs; assessing existing programs; coordinating targeted interventions to enhance the quality of life for all Soldiers, Family Members, Retirees, and Civilians.

Health Promotion Operations Program Strategic Mission:

  • Provide oversight and monitoring of the Health Promotion Officer (HPO), Health Promotion Program Assistant, and Community Health Promotion Council (CHPC) process through centralized management and standardized evaluation.  
  • Provide consultation on the CHPC process to installations without centrally managed Health Promotion Officers.  
  • Support the Army’s R2C Charter and R2C EXORD and AR 600-63.

Health Promotion Officers working with the installation Community Health Promotion Councils are dedicated toward the full integration and execution of Army Regulation (AR) 600-63, Army Health Promotion, and the Ready and Resilient Campaign (R2C) as a macro-level process that fosters organizational transformation across the enterprise.

Contact Information

Name: AIPH Health Promotion Operation Program 
Email Address: usarmy.apg.medcom-phc.mbx.hpw-webcontacts@mail.mil 
Telephone: 410.436.4656 
DSN: 584-4656 
Mailing Address:
USAPHC
ATTN: MCHB-IP-HPP
5158 Blackhawk Road
Aberdeen Proving Ground, MD 21010-5403

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Integration and Communication as Good Business Practice

Health Promotion Operations (HPO) Program ensures that the standards and the best practices learned by USAPHC at the local and organizational level are integrated across the enterprise. The Program Manager also ensures communication and information flow to and from USAPHC, IMCOM, FORSCOM and MEDCOM so that the local communities 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 Program 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 USAPHC and the total Army.

  HPO capabilities

  • Manage Community Health Promotion Councils (CHPC): Chaired by Senior Commander, facilitated by the Health Promotion Officer
  • 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.

Community Health Promotion Councils  

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

  • CHPCs elevate and prioritize public health status, targets and standards, ensure strategic integration of R2C, and shift the paradigm from reaction to prevention.
  • CHPCs assure resources are clearly aligned to strategic goals, provide consistency in approach and accountability, and integrate health promotion into the operational environment. 
  • The CHPC 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 CHPC 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