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STAND-TO! Edition: Thursday, July 21 2011

Today's Focus:

Army Post-Deployment Health Reassessment

Senior Leaders are Saying

Without energy, the Army stands still and silent. Energy powers our tanks, aircraft and battle formations, allows for communication of voice and data directly to Soldiers, and enables our Army to deploy and perform anywhere in the world to accomplish our mission across the full spectrum of operations.

- Gen. Peter Chiarelli, Army vice chief of staff, emphasizing that the Army accounts for 21 percent of DoD's fuel and power consumption.

Chiarelli: 'Without energy, Army stands still and silent'

What They're Saying

I didn’t think I deserved the award, just because for the fact that it is my job and I would do it again. But I’m grateful that I did, and it shows that people appreciate what we do out there.

-Staff Sgt. Chris Ackley, received the Navy and Marines Corps Achievement Medal at Forward Operating Base Salerno, Afghanistan, July 12, 2011, for providing medical aid to an Afghan woman who had suffered a chest wound from insurgent gunfire.

Soldier helps save Afghan's life

A Culture of Engagement

Calendar

2010-2013: 60th Anniversary of the Korean War
150 Years: The Battle of Gettysburg: The American Civil War

July:
July 27: Walter Reed cases colors
August:
Anti Terrorism Awareness Month

August 26: Women's Equality Day- Related website: Women in the U.S. Army

Today's Focus

Army Post-Deployment Health Reassessment

What is it?

The Army Post-Deployment Health Reassessment (PDHRA) is a critical Army and commander’s tool that promotes the health and well-being of Soldiers and DA civilians. As a comprehensive health screening, the PDHRA helps maximize unit personnel readiness by examining for physical and behavioral health concerns associated with deployment. Conducted 90-180 days post-deployment, the PDHRA supports the early identification of health issues prioritizes the treatment of potentially serious conditions and promotes Soldier's well-being and operational readiness.

All Soldiers and DA civilians who deploy outside the continental United States (OCONUS) for 30 days or more to a location with a non-fixed Military Treatment Facility (MTF) must complete the PDHRA. The PDHRA includes the three-six month Post-Deployment Resilience Training the DD Form 2900 self-assessment and a confidential, one-on-one conversation with a health care provider. It is only completed once a health care provider signs off on it. Beyond a requirement, the PDHRA offers Soldiers and DA civilians an opportunity to proactively identify and then—if necessary—treat deployment-related health concerns that may negatively impact daily life, family, career and future.

What has the Army done?

The PDHRA program was launched in 2005 as the final phase of the deployment cycle support. The program is managed by unit commanders and staff who educate Soldiers and DA civilians about the PDHRA. Commanders work with installation, state, and regional PDHRA coordinators to schedule screenings and monitor compliance. Research indicates that commanders who actively and regularly discuss the PDHRA and its importance can positively influence honest participation, which could lead to early identification of a health concern. The G1 and component PDHRA Program Management Teams continue to actively educate and engage commanders and staff through a variety of modalities, to include the S1 NET, to promote the positive impact PHDRA has on Soldier well-being and personnel readiness. G1’s and S1’s should work in partnership with medical staff officers to ensure the PDHRA is coordinated, promoted and completion status monitored within the unit.

Why is this important to the Army?

The PDHRA is beneficial to both the Army-at-large and its personnel by promoting Soldier well-being, identifying potentially non-deployable health-related conditions, and maximizing unit operational readiness.

Resources:

Log-in required: PDHRA portal on AKO

Post-Deployment Health Reassessment Program - PDHRA

Email PDHDRA

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