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Office of Work-Life Programs -
Unit Health Promotion Coordinator (UHPC)

UHPC Courses Cancelled for FY 16
ALCOAST 053-16 Due to the elimination of the the Health Promotion Manager billets, all remaining UHPC classes are cancelled.

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Who is Eligible for this Program?
Unit Health Promotion Coordinator Training is available to active duty or reserve members who are designated in writing by their command to assume the collateral duty of primary or alternate UHPC.

Purpose of Program
The Unit Health Promotion Coordinator Training provides students with the knowledge, tools and skills necessary to fulfill the collateral duty role of the UHPC as defined in the Health Promotion Manual (COMDTINST M6200.1C), and required by the Coast Guard Weight and Body Fat Standards Program Manual (COMDTINST M1020.8H).

Responsibilities of the UHPC
Review Chapter 1 of the Health Promotion Manual for a list of UHPC responsibilities.

UHPC Resource Materials

Resources for members on weight probation

Services and Resources Available
The following references provide additional information:

The responsibility of being a UHPC extends beyond a passion and desire to be physically fit. Commands should make the best effort possible to assign an individual who demonstrates balanced, healthy lifestyle practices. That individual should meet the following qualifications:

Requirements to attend training are as follows:

Point of Contact
If you are unable to contact the Health Promotion Manager on your Regional Work-Life Staff, or need additional assistance beyond the information provided here, please contact the Headquarters Health Promotions Program Manager, Tim Merrell at (202) 475-5146, fax (202) 475-5907, or email at

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