Wednesday, June 13, 2018
What is it?
Health of the Force is a report that improves awareness and understanding of the health status of the Army and sub-populations in the Army. It reports key indicators of health such as injury, behavioral health, tobacco use and obesity, which affect readiness and Soldier wellbeing.
The U.S. Army Public Health Center released the 2017 Health of the Force report on Mar. 15, 2018 to senior Army leaders. It is a population health status report on active-component Soldiers. This report helps to inform programs that reduce and prevent illness and injury and create a healthier force for tomorrow.
What has the Army done / is doing?
The Health of the Force report:
What continued efforts does the Army have planned for the future?
The online dashboard will include a more dynamic display of installation and command-based reporting as an intuitive and comprehensive tool for commanders. In addition to this report on the active component population, existing and forthcoming Health of the Force products include specific population reports for the U.S. Army Medical Command, the U.S. Army Training and Doctrine Command, and a collaborative effort with the Army National Guard.
Why is this important to the Army?
The metrics from the Health of the Force empower Army senior leaders with the knowledge and context necessary to advance programs and strategies that prevent or mitigate medical non-readiness.
[Health of the Force Report] highlights the Army's current population health successes that ultimately we, as an Army, can leverage across our camps, posts and stations, in support of the Army's number one priority, readiness.
- U.S. Army Surgeon General Lt. Gen. Nadja West
STAND-TO! is an information paper-based web platform that supports the U.S. Army’s strategic communication objectives.
The information papers -- written, approved and submitted by the Army agencies -- provide a broad, objective view of the Army’s current operations, doctrine and programs. The "Today’s Focus" topics highlight Army Staff initiatives and support Army wide strategic-level issues.
All published editions are sent to subscribers via email and archived daily in the STAND-TO! Archives.
STAND-TO! falls under the management of the Online and Social Media Division (OSMD) in the Office of the Chief of Public Affairs (OCPA).
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