How Does the Army Public Health Center Support the R2?
The Army Public Health Center (APHC) supports R2 in its efforts to integrate and synchronize the Army's multiple efforts and programs designed to improve readiness and resilience. The R2 Strategy 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 APHC comes through its training, oversight and evaluation of installation Community Health Promotion Councils (CHPC). The APHC supports Army Command and installation CHPCs through consultation, analysis, and subject matter expertise. Army Commands and Department of the Army establishes the necessary governance to enable effective and efficient delivery of programs and services that support readiness and resilience.
What is the Community Health Promotion Council?
The Community Health Promotion Council (CHPC) ensures strategic integration of the public health process at the tactical and 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 dedicated staff officer/CHPC Facilitator
- 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), HQDA OPERATION ORDER - ENDURING PERSONAL READINESS AND RESILIENCE, DTG: 010421Z Dec 16, and the HPRR Campaign Plan (Red and Gold Book), and develop an implementation plan for approval by the Senior Commander.
- Comprehensive and ongoing assessment and analysis to ensure enhanced visibility of personal readiness
- 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 based on effective and targeted actions.
Who organizes the CHPC?
The CHPC Facilitator is the staff proponent at the Senior Commander (SC) level for ensuring the execution and management of the CHPC. The CHPC Facilitator 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 CHPC Facilitator:
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 the Army Public Health Center to monitor and evaluate CHPC process maturity and impact.
What are the Drivers of R2?
AR 600-63, Army Health Promotion (April 2015) : Operationally, health promotion is implemented and enhanced at the community level through a CHPC, as provided for in this regulation.
R2 HQDA OPERATION ORDER - ENDURING PERSONAL READINESS AND RESILIENCE, DTG: 010421Z Dec 16 A macro-level process that fosters organizational transformation across the enterprise. Available on the R2 website.
Why is APHC involved?
The Army Public Health Center mission is to promote health and prevent disease, injury, and disability of Soldiers and military retirees, their Families, Veterans, and Department of the Army civilian employees; and to assure effective execution of full spectrum veterinary service for Army and Department of Defense Veterinary missions.
AR 600-63 identifies APHC as the SME on the consultation, education, and training for Army Health Promotion efforts and the Community Health Promotion Council.
The mission of the APHC Health Promotion Operations Program is to assure the Community Health Promotion 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.
How Do Community Resource Guides Promote R2?
The Community Resource Guide is the comprehensive inventory of a variety of health, wellness and quality of life programs and services on an installation. These guides are web-based, 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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