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SUBJ: CIVILIAN HEALTH PROMOTION PROGRAMS


   A. MESSAGE R111850Z MAR 96 SUBJ: CIVILIAN HEALTH PROMOTION.
   B. AR 600-63, ARMY HEALTH PROMOTION

1. REFERENCE A IS RECINDED.

2. CIVILIANS EMPLOYED BY THE ARMY ARE ENCOURAGED TO ENGAGE IN A REGULAR PROGRAM OF EXERCISE AND OTHER POSITIVE HEALTH HABITS.

3. COMMANDERS MAY APPROVE UP TO 3 HOURS EXCUSED ABSENCE PER WEEK TO ALLOW EMPLOYEES TO PARTICIPATE IN COMMAND SPONSORED FORMAL PHYSICAL EXERCISE TRAINING. THIS TRAINING WILL INCLUDE PARTICIPANT EVALUATION BOTH PRE- AND POST-PROGRAM, CONTINUOUS MONITORING DURING THE PROGRAM, AND EXERCISE AND NUTRITIONAL EDUCATION. THESE ACTIVITIES MUST BE AN INTEGRAL PART OF A TOTAL FITNESS PROGRAM AND ARE TIME-LIMITED, THAT IS, UP TO SIX MONTHS IN DURATION.

4. WHILE FORMAL PHYSICAL FITNESS PROGRAMS MAY BE REPAEATED FROM TIME-TO-TIME, EMPLOYEES WILL NOT NORMALLY BE GRANTED EXCUSED ABSENCE FOR PHYSICAL EXERCISE TRAINING ONCE THEY HAVE ALREADY RECEIVED SUCH TRAINING. THIS GRANT IS INTENDED TO BE LIMITED TO ONE TIME ONLY. IT DOES NOT APPLY TO OTHER TRAINING OR PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT.

5. BEYOND THESE SITUATIONS, WORK SCHEDULES SHOULD BE ADJUSTED TO PERMIT TRAINING EXERCISE WHERE POSSIBLE AND WHERE CONSISTENT WITH WORKLOAD AND MISSION.

6. INSTALLATIONS INTERESTED IN PARTICIPATING IN FITNESS PROGRAMS SHOULD CONTACT THE INSTALLATION FIT-TO-WIN COORDINATOR, COMMUNITY RECREATION OR THE COMMUNITY HEALTH NURSING SECTION OF THE MEDDAC OR MEDCEN. FURTHER GUIDANCE FOR STARTING PROGRAMS MAY ALSO BE OBTAINED BY CALLING THE CENTER FOR HEALTH PROMOTION AND PREVENTIVE MEDICINE AT ABERDEEN PROVING GROUND, MD AT (410) 612-4656 OR DSN 584-4656. AGENCIES MAY ALSO CONSIDER CONTRACTING SERVICES FROM THE U.S. PUBLIC HEALTH SERVICE, DIVISION OF FEDERAL OCCUPATIONAL HEALTH.

7. HQDA HEALTH PROMOTION POC IS LTC NEWCOMB, (703) 697-2448 OR DSN 227-2448.



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DONALD BROWNE, LTG,GS,CHIEF,PRD

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