How Does the Public Health Command Support the R2C?
The Public Health Command (PHC) supports the R2C in its efforts to integrate and synchronize the Army's multiple efforts and programs designed to improve readiness and resilience. The R2C Plan will create a holistic, collaborative and coherent enterprise to increase individual and unit resilience and performance, which ultimately prepares Soldiers, Civilians, and their Families to deal with the rigors and challenges of a demanding profession.
Support from the PHC comes through its oversight of installation Community Health Promotion Councils (CHPC). The PHC through the installation CHPCs establishes the necessary governance from the Department of the Army to enable effective and efficient delivery of programs and services that support readiness and resilience.
Why are Community Health Promotion Councils Key?
What is it? The Community Health Promotion Council (CHPC) ensures strategic integration of the public health process at the operational level. Chaired by the Senior Commander, the CHPC includes the Garrison Commander, Hospital Commander, Brigade Commanders, and appropriate subject matter experts from across the installation. The Community Health Promotion Council process integrates garrison, medical and mission efforts in support of the synchronization of health promotion, risk reduction, and suicide prevention programs.
The CHPC provides a mechanism to raise systemic issues and give Commanders the flexibility to balance readiness and quality of life, and ensures the efficient portfolio management of health promotion, risk reduction, and suicide prevention initiatives. The following describe the standard key components of the CHPC:
Chaired by the Senior Commander and facilitated by a Health Promotion Officer
Recurring representation from all installation service providers and tenant organizations and includes all tenant unit commanders.
Working Groups that represent the full spectrum of health promotion and resilience
Heath Promotion Teams (also known as Brigade Health Promotion Teams, Unit Resiliency Councils, etc.)
Identifies goals and objectives to meet requirements established by Army Health Promotion (AR 600-63) and the HPRR Campaign Plan (Red and Gold Book), and develop an implementation plan for approval by the Senior Commander
Provides feedback on policy implementation issues, current trends at the installation level, and recommendations for adjustments to priorities and resourcing.
A forum to present best practices to be shared across the community and the Total Army.
Who organizes the CHPC? The Health Promotion Officer (HPO) is the staff proponent at the Senior Commander (SC) level for ensuring the execution and management of the CHPC. The HPO is responsible for coordinating and planning, organizing and implementing comprehensive health promotion and well-being processes based on initiatives to enhance readiness for the Total Army. The specific capabilities of the HPO:
Manage Community Health Promotion Council for Senior Commander.
Integrate and Align Health Promotion, Risk Reduction, Suicide Prevention, Health of the Force initiatives and programs.
Improve communication and coordination of services on the installation.
Evaluate and monitor performance outcomes, garner lessons learned and establish Best Practices.
Comply with standardized program deliverables established by US Army Public Health Command to monitor and evaluate CHPC process maturity and impact.
STAND TO! Edition: Health Promotion Officer Program (April 10, 2013) U.S. Army Public Health Command provides HPOs at an increasing number of Army installations. HPOs link mission, medical and garrison resources that strengthen readiness and the resiliency of Soldiers and families. Read more.......
What are the Drivers of R2C?
AR 600-63, Army Health Promotion (RAR 07 Sep 2010) : 1-6.d. Operationally, health promotion is implemented and enhanced at the community level through a CHPC, as provided for in this regulation.
U. S. Army Ready and Resilient Quick Wins EXORD 037-13 Annexes A-L, Campaign Plan ; Publication date 29 November 2012: 3.C.9.D Commanding Generals, Army Commands will fully and visibly support and attend CHPCs and encourage their role in monitoring and mobilizing installation-wide resources in support of Ready and Resilient.
Why is USAPHC involved?
US Army Public Health Command mission is to promote health and prevent disease, injury, and disability of Soldiers and military retirees, their Families, and Department of the Army civilian employees; and assure effective execution of full spectrum veterinary service for Army and Department of Defense Veterinary missions.
AR 600-63 identifies USAPHC as the SME on the consultation, education, and training for Army Health Promotion efforts and the Community Health Promotion Council.
The mission of the USAPHC Health Promotion Operations Program is to provide oversight and monitoring of the HPO, Health Promotion Program Assistant, and CHPC process through centralized management and standardized evaluation.
How Do Community Resource Guides Promote R2C?
The Community Resource Guide is the tool used to inventory programs and identify gaps and overlaps in existing programs and services on an installation. This guide is a matrix of all the services provided by the installation. These guides are web-based as well as hard copy, are marketed to the community through multiple forums, and are used by community members to identify services by need instead of by agency name.
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