Health Promotion Manager
Your regional Health Promotional Manager (HPM) provides CG units and staff division representatives with a variety of health promotion training services. The HPM will come to your unit or division to provide training on the following topics. Other training is available upon request.
Training services are designed to address all of the components of the CG Health Promotion Program: Diet & Nutrition, Weight Management, Tobacco Cessation, Physical Fitness, Stress Management, and disease & Injury Prevention.
What is Health Promotion?
Health Promotion is the optimal relationship between the physical, mental, and social well-being of an individual. Health Promotion can be seen as a goal and the process of getting there. If you work towards making positive changes in the areas of your life you can control, you can have a better chance of living a life full of energy, vitality, and good health. Wellness is simply taking the responsibility to take care of yourself.
This program is designed to educate and encourage all active duty, civilian personnel, and family members to maintain or improve their health and well-being by adopting healthy lifestyles. The elements of a healthy lifestyle include: physical, social, intellectual, spiritual, and environmental wellness.
Health Promotion deals with behaviors that can be modified, including eating habits, physical activity, cardiovascular risk factors, stress management, and tobacco use. Improving behavior in these areas contributes to living a healthy, happy, and productive life both at work and at home!
Coast Guard Health Promotion Program Elements:
The regional Health Promotion Manager (HPM) educates through training and education seminars, publications and newsletters, audiovisual media, and health screenings. The HPM helps all beneficiaries make voluntary behavior changes that reduce health risks, and improve quality of life.
The HPM also conducts comprehensive health and wellness assessments using the WELLSOURCE (c) Personal Wellness Profile (PWP) for all-hands, civilian employees, and family members.
The following services can be arranged either with your unit Health Promotion Coordinator (HPC) or the HPM.
A questionnaire designed to evaluate your lifestyle habits and provide recommendations to modify unhealthy behaviors. Health screenings- blood pressure, body fat composition, and/or a physical fitness assessment can also be administered as a part of the PWP. For more information visit: Personal Wellness Profiles.
Activity & Fitness
Intended to provide education and evaluation of fitness status and skills to improve your health lifestyle. The Physical Fitness Program also provides guidance to members who must meet fitness requirements for qualification (i.e., boarding teams, small boat crewmen, rescue swimmers, boot camp recruits, OSC and the Academy). For more information visit: Physical Fitness Program website.
Provides information and assessment of healthy eating habits and the use of skills to improve your dietary intake. For more information visit: Weight Management Program.
Intended to provide you with tools to evaluate the status of your stress health and to increase the awareness, education, and intervention methods for successfully managing stress. For more information go to the website Stress Management.
Intended to help you stop the use of tobacco products through awareness, education, and intervention. Timely intervention can result in the prevention of illness, disability, and death - of which tobacco use is the primary cause. For more information go to the website Tobacco Cessation; and also complete these short assessment forms: Why Do You Smoke? (.pdf) and Are You Ready to Quit? (.pdf)
Intended to assist you in gaining or losing weight in a safe and healthy manner through education and behavior change methods. In turn, active duty members can learn how to stay in compliance with the CG Weights standards. For more information go to the website Weight Management; and also calculate your BMI at Weight Policy Resource Guide. Download the Weight Management Self-Help Guide (.pdf).
Substance Abuse Awareness & Prevention
Intended to raise awareness about the health risks associated with alcohol and drug abuse. For more information go to the website Substance Abuse Prevention and Education. Are you concerned that you might have a problem with alcohol?
Personal counseling & guidance is available to you on the above programs from your HPM.
Health Promotion Coordinators
The collateral duty unit HPC is your primary local resource for information, programs, and guidance on wellness issues. This is the person you can interact with in person. The HPC can provide basic information, resources, and training; and coordinates health promotion activities at the local level. Most CG units have designated an HPC. To find out who the HPC is for your unit, contact your Yeoman, Executive Officer or call Work Life.
Health & Wellness Publications
The following are links to CG-specific Health Promotion publications:
The following are links to some of the most popular and reliable wellness newsletters. You may subscribe and then automatically receive the newsletter(s).
Resources for Unit Health Promotion Coordinators
Unit HPC’s may obtain information, materials, and guidance for unit program planning from the Health Promotion Manager. Contact information is located in the box above.
The following is a list of some of the most frequently requested materials:
CDC Quit Smoking Resource
Planning a Program