Good well being is vital. Interval. However within the navy, good well being is essential to power and household readiness by permitting service members to carry out their obligations to one of the best of their means.
Naval Well being Clinic Patuxent River (NHCPR) is urging active-duty service members and DoD civilians onboard NAS Patuxent River to take part in Well being Danger Evaluation (HRA) 2.0 by finishing an nameless brief survey designed to assist establish a well being baseline for our neighborhood and goal areas that will want consideration or enchancment.
“We wish to know methods to intervene, methods to provoke acceptable native applications and campaigns,” stated Angela Brochu, NHCPR’s well being promotion and wellness coordinator, who additionally coordinates the clinic’s Tobacco Cessation and ShipShape applications. “How is our activity-duty doing? What’s their particular person and command readiness?”
Participation by civilian DoD personnel can be an vital part.
“Civilian participation opens up extra of the neighborhood, and significantly at Pax River, our civilians are a part of the mission and play a job in mission readiness,” Brochu famous. “We wish to know their well being as a lot as active-duty as a result of with out a good primary well being basis and principals, how will we be capable of assist readiness? Each morale and efficiency could be affected by poor well being.”
Brochu defined that HRA 2.0 just isn’t the Bodily Well being Evaluation required of each active-duty service member.
“PHA is extra medical and never nameless; it’s a part of the member’s AD medical document,” she added. “Ours is a five-minute office well being threat evaluation and is a instrument out there for employers to know the chance conduct of their workforce. The one demographics collected might be gender, whether or not you’re navy or civilian, and particular person top and weight.”
The survey will cowl public well being areas akin to tobacco, security, psychological well being, health, diet, and sexual well being. For instance, questions would possibly embody how usually you drink or use tobacco merchandise; do you put on a seat belt, a helmet, or earplugs; how nicely do you sleep, or how usually do you are feeling careworn; how a lot and the way lengthy you train; do you eat vegetables and fruit, take dietary dietary supplements or use weight reduction enhancers; do you employ condoms with sexual companions, and many others.
“It additionally asks what well being promotion/wellness subjects individuals are interested by studying about, like primary diet, diabetes, ldl cholesterol, weight administration, or tobacco cessation,” Brochu stated. “Additionally, when and the way are individuals interested by studying: nearly, apps, challenges, lunch and learns, Fb? That’s the place I can actually assist out.”
With a view to take the survey, members will need to have a five-digit UIC. After finishing the evaluation, people will obtain outcomes and have the chance to obtain a well being booklet that gives well being dangers, lists credible web-based sources and well being data, and empowers the consumer to higher handle their private well being.
“It serves as a instrument for the consumer to provoke dialogue with their healthcare supplier, if mandatory,” Brochu added. “It will also be used to evaluate the general well being of a command to find out public well being areas of focus. Then, if a command desires to handle a state of affairs afterward [through education], I’ll fortunately help with that.”
Discover of HRA 2.0 might be marketed by way of All Palms, social media, e mail blasts, the bottom’s digital marquee, and on posters mounted in high-traffic services just like the NEX, Drill Corridor, and well being clinic. Members can discover the survey at https://surveys.max.gov/911272?lang=en or just scan the QR code.
“The survey doesn’t take lengthy in any respect,” Brochu stated. “I did it on my cellphone. It was straightforward.”
If any command/UIC want to schedule an in-person go to by Brochu, contact her and he or she’ll gladly cease by with data and the survey.
“It will give me the chance to fulfill individuals and get to know my neighborhood,” she stated. “I can reply any questions they could have, I can deliver data, and I even have some ‘goodies’ I can hand out, like water bottles, a cookbook, or a tote bag.”