Army Quality of Life

Army Quality of Life

Health Care

Health Care

Army Medicine's primary mission is to support the Total Force by enabling readiness and conserving the fighting strength while caring for our people and their families.

"We know the health, quality of life, and satisfaction of Army Families greatly impacts the total Army Force of tomorrow as well as the individual health and readiness of Soldiers today."
- Lt. Gen. R. Scott Dingle, 45th U.S. Army Surgeon General and Commander of U.S. Army Medical Command

Resources
Accomplishments
  • Service members and their families deserve high quality mental health care that should be accessible from anywhere. Telemynd has built a national network of therapists and prescribers who provide TRICARE-covered mental health services via secure video chat so Service members, Families, and beneficiaries can get the care they need from wherever they are. Connect to high-quality providers, virtually. Request a Telemynd appointment or call 1-888-991-2103.
  • Through annual reporting of key indicators that impact readiness and Soldier wellbeing, Health of the Force improves awareness and understanding of the health status of the Army. Results are communicated through an online digital platform and traditional reports. The Health of the Force suite of products gives leaders tools to advance programs and strategies that improve performance and reduce illness and injury.
  • Army family members play a key role in the readiness and retention of our fighting force. The Health of the Army Family initiative aims to better understand the health needs and concerns of Army Families and take action to keep the Army strong. The 2021 Health of the Army Family Report is the inaugural annual report which includes a collection of findings from data and literature reviews on Army families as they transition through the military life cycle.
  • The Army Wellness Centers are an actionable platform delivering evidence based programs that improve individual and unit performance and readiness, utilizing advanced testing technology to provide immediate feedback to improve Soldier readiness delivered by highly trained health & human performance professionals. AWCs provide programs and services that improve and sustain health, performance, and readiness of the Total Army delivered by highly trained professionals.
Way Ahead
  • Health care continuously explores programs and initiatives to improve quality of life by proliferating technology, proposing legislative and policy changes, and collaborative efforts with DHA to monitor and resolve health care quality of life challenges.
  • MHS GENESIS Patient Portal is being implemented at DoD hospitals and clinics in a phased approach over the next several years. This will replace the TRICARE Online Patient Portal. This new MHS GENESIS Patient Portal continues to provide 24/7 secured access to health information and exchanging messages with care teams. Beneficiaries are encouraged to create a Premium DS Logon account to access the MHS GENESIS Patient Portal.
  • To meet the increased demand for virtual health, DHA, in partnership with DoD’s Defense Health Management Systems, is implementing MHS Video Connect, a web-based solution for accessible care. It empowers beneficiaries to conveniently meet with their military health providers virtually through live video on any internet-connected computer, tablet, or mobile device.
  • In the face of a nationwide shortage of behavioral health providers, U.S. Army Medical Command is working on initiatives to recruit and retain more behavioral health professionals.
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