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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:

1. Nutrition and Weight Management

2. Physical Fitness

3. Tobacco Cessation

4. Substance Abuse Prevention and Education

5. Stress Management

6. Wellness Assessments

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.

Services

The following services can be arranged either with your unit Health Promotion Coordinator (HPC) or the HPM.

Personal Wellness Profile
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.

Physical 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.

Nutrition
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.

Stress Management
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.

Tobacco Cessation
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)

Weight Management
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?

Wellness Counseling
Personal counseling & guidance is available to you on the above programs from your HPM.

Resources

Unit 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.

CG Health & Wellness Publications
The following are links to CG-specific Health Promotion publications:

Wellness Newsletters
The following are links to some of the most popular and reliable wellness newsletters. You may subscribe and then automatically receive the newsletter(s).

  • The Mayo Clinic Newsletter
    From one of the most respected and best-known medical centers in the country is the Mayo Clinic's free, weekly e-newsletter providing the latest health information. To obtain more information and subscribe to Mayo Clinic Newsletter .
  • UC Berkeley Wellness Newsletter
    Published by the University of California School of Public Health. To obtain more information and subscribe visit UC Berkeley Wellness.
  • Harvard University Health Newsletter
    A major source of health information including online newsletters and numerous publications from Harvard Medical School. To obtain more information and subscribe visit the Harvard University Health Newsletters.

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:

 

Nutrition
Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics
Berkeley Nutrition
Dole 5 A Day
Five A Day
Grains Nutrition Center
Tufts University Nutrition
NIH Office of Dietary Supplements

 
Stress Management
LOL to Good Health
Emotional Wellness

Weight Management
Overeater’s Anonymous
Weight Watchers
Weigh Down Ministries
Shape Up America
Ediets.com

 
Family Health
American Diabetes Association
Learn CPR
CDC
WebMD

 
Physical Activity & Fitness
Bike to Work Site
Law Enforcement PT
Desktop Ergonomics 

Self Assessments
LifeScan
Self Challenge 

Tobacco Cessation
CDC Quit Smoking Resource
Planning a Program
QuitNet 

General Health
Health & Living
Self Care
The Mayo Clinic
Virtual Naval Hospital
VITALITY Magazine On-line
Healthfinder
Merck Manual
National Sleep Foundation
Self-Care Central

Substance Abuse
Drinking and Driving
Adult children of Alcoholics
Alcoholism in the Workplace
National Council on Alcohol
Al-Anon
Narconon

Heart Health
Cholesterol Information
AHA Cholesterol Information
Preventing High Blood Pressure
BP Recommendations
Cardiovascular Health Fact Sheet

Regional Health Promotion Coordinator Links of Interest
National Health Information Center
American Council on Exercise

 

 

 

 
Applicable Links:
Sexual Assualt Helpline
Child Abuse Helpline
Domestic Violence Helpline
Suicide Prevention Lifeline
Ready Coast Guard
 




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