By Army Public Health Center Public Affairs OfficeJanuary 14, 2020
The Commander's Readiness and Resilient Council Effectiveness Survey is being administered from Jan. 1 through March 31. The purpose of the survey is to document Army-wide CR2C member perceptions and provide actionable recommendations for CR2C process improvement at the Army command, Army service component command, direct reporting unit, and Army installation levels.
The CR2Cs strategically integrate mission, garrison and medical efforts by synchronizing health promotion, readiness and resilience initiatives.
Currently, the Army Public Health Center supports Army-wide CR2C monitoring through the CR2C Effectiveness Survey. This survey has been administered to CR2Cs since 2009 as a mechanism to gain feedback from CR2C stakeholders, including medical, mission, and garrison organizations, in order to implement continuous process improvement activities on installations.
"The survey supports the continuous improvement and performance of development of personal and unit readiness with a focus on positive behaviors, reducing risk behaviors and promoting an environment of trust through leadership and management systems," said Anna Courie, APHC Health Promotion Policy and Evaluation project officer.
CR2C are evidence-based approaches to addressing health, wellness, readiness and resiliency across distinct and unique communities. Part of this process includes continuous quality improvement strategies such as surveying the membership for their perceptions of success, areas of satisfaction, and points of process improvement.
The Army's Enduring Personal Readiness Operations Order indicates that installation CR2Cs should strive for more than 75 percent of their CR2C membership to complete the survey.
"Senior commanders are encouraged to implement performance improvement objectives as a result of the survey outcomes," said Courie.
Previous iterations of the survey identified that keys to strong functioning coalitions included evidence of senior commander leadership, a dedicated full-time facilitator, strategic vision, and activities to support action planning. In fiscal year 2018, 1,046 CR2C members across 45 CR2Cs completed the survey. The survey identified that Army CR2Cs demonstrated characteristics of high functioning teams, that CR2Cs believed they were achieving ready and resilient objectives, and that there was a high satisfaction with the CR2C process. Courie explains these characteristics are important, because CR2Cs that demonstrate these traits are more likely to achieve the outcomes they seek.
The CR2C Effectiveness Survey is a critical tool in the ongoing success of CR2Cs for the Army, and commanders should engage stakeholders to provide feedback in this vital process.
C2RC stakeholders can access the survey now at https://usaphcapps.amedd.army.mil/Survey/se/25113745189B7A16.
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