BEHAVIORAL AND SOCIAL HEALTH
OUTCOMES PRACTICE (BSHOP)
MISSION: To maximize total Soldier health and combat readiness by using scientifically rigorous analysis of individual and population data to identify patterns, issues, and risk and protective factors associated with behavioral and social health in order to mitigate adverse outcomes.
Through the analysis of individual and population data (e.g., existing medical and administrative data, surveys, focus groups, and Soldier-level index case data), BSHOP strives to identify patterns, issues, and risk and protective factors associated with behavioral and social health to mitigate adverse outcomes.
BSHOP provides information and services to US Army leadership at various levels including the Office of the Surgeon General Behavioral Health Service Line, G-1 Army Resiliency Directorate, AMEDD Center & School, Major Commands, installations, units (in theater and in garrison),behavioral health programs, and military treatment facilities.
BSHOP's staff is divided into two main sections:
Behavioral Health Monitoring Section (BHMS) - responsible for routine monitoring and reporting of BH trends among Soldiers in the Army
Field Investigations and Evaluation Section (FIES) - establish and provide epidemiological consultations using rigorous qualitative and quantitative methodologies and expertise