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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 M6200.1B), 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 Course Dates for FY 14
Click here for link to a listing of convening dates and locations of the UHPC Course.

UHPC Resource Material

Requirements for members on weight probation

Services and Resources Available
The following references provide additional information or course requirements for UHPC Training.

Requesting Training
Members who have been designated by the command to assume the role of primary or alternate UHPC should contact their Health Promotion Manager for information about the training dates available in their area. Members should submit the following documents to the regional HPM when applying for training:

UHPC Course Information
This course is a five day resident training. Each District holds at least one training annually. Travel costs associated with this training are funded by HQ and orders are provided by TQC.

Qualifications
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 Timothy.M.Merrell@uscg.mil.

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