ARMY - AR 600-63
ARMY HEALTH PROMOTION (INCORPORATES CHANGE 1)
|Publication Date:||28 April 1996|
This regulation applies to the Active Army, Army National Guard, U.S. Army Reserve, and civilians employed by the Army. The provisions of chapter 4 apply to all visitors, contractors and their personnel, and personnel of other agencies or businesses that operate within or visit Army workplaces.
This regulation prescribes policies and responsibilities for the Army Health Promotion Program.
a. The goal of the Army Health Promotion Program is to maximize readiness, combat efficiency, and work performance. Objectives include enhancing the quality of life for all soldiers, Army civilians, family members and retirees, and encouraging lifestyles to improve and protect physical, emotional, and spiritual health.
b. The Army Health Promotion Program encompasses a variety of activities designed to facilitate behavioral and environmental alterations to improve or protect health. This includes a combination of health education and related organizational, social, emotional, spiritual, and health care activities and initiatives. These are integrated to produce a single, comprehensive program.
c. Functionally, the components of health promotion consist of health promotion consist of all activities for members of the Total Army Family in the following areas:
(1) Antitobacco. (2) Physical conditioning. (3) Weight control. (4) Nutrition. (5) Stress management. (6) Alcohol and drug abuse prevention and control. (7) Early identification of hypertension. (8) Suicide prevention. (9) Spiritual fitness. (10) Oral health.
d. In addition to the components listed above, health promotion necessarily includes other related activities. These include such things as physical and dental examinations, health risk appraisals, physical fitness facilities, recreation and leisure education and activities, as well as initiatives to promote social and emotional well-being. These activities are coordinated and integrated into a comprehensive Army Health Promotion Program called "Fit To Win."
e. Operationally, health promotion is implemented and enhanced at the installation level through a health promotion program as provided in this regulation.