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STAND-TO! Edition: Tuesday, March 20 2012

Today's Focus:

Army Deployment Health Assessments

Senior Leaders are Saying

Nine years ago, members of the United States Armed Forces crossed the sands of the Iraq-Kuwait border and began one of the most challenging missions our military has ever known ... Today, we honor their success, their service, and their sacrifice. In one of our nation's longest wars, veterans of Operation Iraqi Freedom and Operation New Dawn wrote one of the most extraordinary chapters in American military history.

- President Barack Obama

President proclaims 'National Day of Honor'

What They're Saying

We just view funding in terms of numbers and this gives us more human experience.

- Rep. Yvette Clarke, of the 11th District, New York, during a three-day visit by about 53 congressional staffers to Fort Benning, Ga., March 14-16, to learn about the many aspects of infantry and armor training.

Rangers show congressional staffers explosive action

Today's Focus

Army Deployment Health Assessments

What is it?

The Deployment Health Assessments (DHAs) are three comprehensive health screenings that address physical and behavioral health needs prior to, during and after deployment. They are critical to Army Soldier and Department of the Army (DA) civilian health and well-being. Each DHA includes Resilience Training, a self assessment completed on a specific DD Form and a confidential, one-on-one conversation with a health care provider. The DHAs include:
(1) Pre-Deployment Health Assessment (Pre-DHA, DD Form 2795)- taken within 60 days of deployment
(2) Post-Deployment Health Assessment (PDHA, DD Form 2796) - taken within 30 days before or after redeployment
(3) Post-Deployment Health Reassessment (PDHRA, DD Form 2900) - taken 90-180 days after redeployment.

If you are within one of these assessment windows, talk with your Commander today about taking the appropriate DHA for your life, family, career and future. The DHAs can open doors to identification, treatment, recovery and benefits.

What has the Army done?

Army G-1 Program Management recently expanded to include all three Deployment Health Assessments (DHAs) in order to help encourage participation and reduce non-deployability across the Force. The G-1 and component-level Deployment Health Assessment Program (DHAP) management teams continue to actively educate and engage commanders and staff to promote the positive impact the DHAs have on Soldier well-being and readiness. The Army has launched an AKO page for servicemembers to initiate their DHAs online by completing the appropriate DD Form, after verifying with their commander that they are in the correct window: DHAP AKO page.

What continued efforts does the Army have planned for the future?

The Army DHAP will continue to support efforts to reduce the impact of non-deployable Soldiers and DA Civilians. DHAP actively links with Army healthcare partners such as the Department of Veterans Affairs, Office of the Surgeon General, Army Medical Command and others across the force to maximize Soldiers and DA civilian DHA completion.

Why is this important to the Army?

In support of unit readiness, the DHAs can identify and refer for treatment for emerging deployment related health issues ranging from combat injuries and behavioral health concerns to traumatic brain injury and environmental exposures. The DHAs are critical to the Army's proactive approach to safeguard the long-term health and well-being of the force.

Resources:

Post-Deployment Health Reassessment (PDHRA)
AKO log-in required: Deployment Health Assessment Program (DHAP) AKO Page
U.S. Army Medical Command
Department of Veterans Affairs

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