Health Promotion and Education

 Charting the Course to a Healthier Force

Last Updated: September 15, 2020
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​Charting the Course to a Healthier Force: Military Health Promotion Program Basics Webinar Series

FALL 2020 COURSE SESSION STARTS OCTOBER 2020

REGISTRATION IS OPEN NOW!

  • Self-study preparation materials and self-monitored pre-test available on milBook in October with completion required by the end of October 2020.
  • Live webinars via DCS sessions start Tuesday, 6 October 2020, at 0900 EST and on Thursday, 8 October 2020, at 1700 EST
  • Inividual post-webinar series application projects 

CCHF webinars will be offered twice weekly via Defense Collaboration Services (DCS) for 12 weeks.  Webinars begin 6 October 2020 for the Tuesday class (0900 Eastern Standard Time) and 8 October for the Thursday class (1700 Eastern Standard Time).  Mark your calendar to attend! 

DCS link for all webinars is https://conference.apps.mil/webconf/CCHF External Link

APPROVED CME/CNE/CPE/CHES information below!

CLICK HERE FOR MORE INFORMATION AND TO REGISTER (APHC) on the Army Public Health Center.  Use your 'mail.mil' address. http://phc.amedd.army.mil/Pages/CourseDetails.aspx?CourseID=68  (APHC)

Description

Charting the Course to a Healthier Force: Military Health Promotion Program Basics is an Army Health Promotion Webinar Series designed to provide practical information sharing in health promotion program development, implementation and evaluation.  It supports installation level efforts to facilitate behavioral and environmental changes for improved health and well-being of the military community.  The webinar series follows the health promotion program framework specified in AR 600-63. Content includes: health promotion program planning, goal setting, implementation, use of a business plan and communication tools, and evaluation.  Attendees will gain knowledge and skills through information sharing, discussion, and practical exercises.  The webinars series is conducted in three phases:

  • Self-study preparation materials and self-monitored pre-test
  • DCS webinars
  • Individual post-webinar series application projects

There is no registration fee for this webinar series.  Attendance is limited to 50 participants.  Charting the Course to a Healthier Force will be offered via Defense Collaboration Services (DCS) and a corresponding telephonic call-in. The expected duration of the DCS webinars is 12 weeks with one topic offered per week. For your convenience, there will be two webinars conducted, per topic, each week.  Each webinar will be offered on Tuesday morning and Thursday late afternoon. This will allow you flexibility in your scheduling and/or a chance to listen to the topic again if you wish.

Webinar Series Objectives

  • Identify and describe the key aspects of Army Health Promotion as described in Army Regulation 600-63
  • Describe the vision, mission, goals and objectives of Army health promotion programs
  • Explain the five functional areas in developing effective evidence-based health promotion programs
  • Develop the core facets of a health promotion program based on a case study to demonstrate comprehension of key aspects of an Army health promotion program.

Webinar Series Topics

  • Overview of Military Health Promotion Program Basics
  • Who Needs What and Where's the Data?
  • Keep the Goal in Sight - Program Planning
  • Keep the Goal in Sight - Goals and Objectives
  • Bring in the Targeted Crowd
  • Implement Programs on a Budget
  • Create a Logic Model
  • Make Certain to Evaluate - Part 1
  • Make Certain to Evaluate - Part 2
  • Creating Reliable and Valid Health Promotion Surveys
  • Put Knowledge into Practice
  • Spotlight Presentations

Reasons to Participate

  • Learn how to plan, develop, implement and evaluate comprehensive community health promotion programs.
  • Obtain step-by-step guidance and develop skills to engage stakeholders, implement sustainable wellness efforts and overcome common barriers and challenges.
  • Be a part of a dynamic group of individuals with many opportunities for interaction.
  • Understand evidence-based prevention science from health and wellness experts.
  • Gain specific strategies that let you extend your health reach for greater benefits.
  • Become part of a peer network and stay connected with likeminded health professionals.

Prerequisites
You must be a DoD civilian or military member.
Participants must be registered and familiarized with using DCS.  
DCS link for all CCHF classes is https://conference.apps.mil/webconf/CCHF External Link
You must have a MilBook account. Go to https://www.milsuite.mil/ External Link to register on MilBook.  Materials will be posted to MilBook, so a working understanding is required.

Target Audience

Army Public Health Nurses, Health Promotion Directors and Officers, Health Educators, Health Care Providers, Dietitians, Physical and Occupational Therapists, fitness professionals, Community Health Promotion Council members, and anyone else involved in installation Health Promotion.

CME / CNE/ CPE/ CHES credits - See details below
CCHF has been approved for up to the following credits: (includes preparation self-study, webinar series and post webinar series application project)

  • 24 CECHs for NCHEC certified health educators, health promotion coordinators, health care providers. Email CECH registry number.
  • 24 CNEs for nurses. Register at https://education.mods.army.mil/nursingcne/ External Link
  • 24 CPEUs for registered dietitians and dietetic techs through Commission on Dietetic Registry (CDR.org)
  • 13 AMA PRA Category 1 credit(s) CMEs through MEDCOM for physicians/health care providers and non-health care providers.  Register at https://education.mods.army.mil/cme/  External Link

Webinar Series Completion Requirements

  • Participants will be required to attend all webinars and complete the post-webinar application project with a competency level of 80% before receiving a certificate of completion and corresponding CEU's/CME's.
  • Webinar attendance is monitored and participants will not be permitted to enter a webinar after the first 15 minutes.
  • Missed sessions: If there are extenuating circumstances; TDY, mission requirements, family emergency, please contact the webinar coordinators.

 After registering for the webinar series, participants will be provided access to the self-study preparation materials and the pre-test.