Health Promotion Section
The BJACH Health Promotion mission is to deliver a healthy and fit force, integrating health promotion into the total Army by:
- recommending policy
- developing and evaluating wellness programs,
- providing training and technology support,
- collecting and disseminating information, and
- assisting in research.
Elements within the Health Promotion Program include:
- tobacco cessation
- wellness screenings
- wellness counseling and referral
- health education
- health awareness campaigns
- unit level training.
Programs & Services
We offer a four-week behavior modification program to assist participants in quitting tobacco use. Medication therapy offered through the program includes nicotine patches and Zyban (Wellbutrin/Buproprion). Nicotine patches aid the physical recovery symptoms while Zyban helps with the psychological recovery symptoms. Attendance at all classes and evaluation by our provider are requirements to receive these medications.
Car Seat Inspections
Our certified Child Passenger Safety Technician will provide guidance on safe, proper and age-appropriate child safety seat installation. Inspections are provided free of charge every Thursday by appointment. For more information on car seat safety and the latest recalls visit the National Highway Traffic and Safety website.
Weigh2Geaux is a weight management program geared toward making permanent lifestyle changes. Participants are screened for physical barriers by their primary care manager and referred into the program. Screenings and attendance in the multidisciplinary class are required to dispense weight loss medication. Classes are taught by a variety of subject matter experts in their fields pertaining to weight loss and management. These classes are open to all beneficiaries.
Pregnancy and Post-Partum Physical Training (PPPT) Education
We coordinate speakers and topics to be presented to the Fort Polk PPPT program every Thursday.
Classes are open to all beneficiaries and are offered monthly. Subject matter experts in areas of medication, diet, nutrition, exercise, activity, stress, eye care, and risk reduction lifestyle changes address diabetic concerns for patients newly diagnosed, are pre-diabetic, or in need of tighter glycemic control.
Health Education/Counseling and Referral
We provide education on a variety of health related topics such as:
- cancer prevention
- weight management
Health Awareness Campaigns
We offer community events designed to increase the public's awareness on a variety of health related topics such as tobacco, diabetes, hypertension, self-care, wellness, asthma, cancer prevention, and more. These campaigns are coordinated with agencies both on and off post.
The Health Promotion Technicians will provide health education and/or awareness activities at the unit level. To coordinate education or an awareness event, contact the Health Promotion Nurse at 531-3255 or 6880.
BJACH Health Promotion is dedicated to the promotion of the Performance Triad, a pathway to a healthier community.
The focus on the Performance Triad is on quality sleep, improving nutrition, and engaging in physical activity to reduce risk factors and improve overall health and readiness.
Visit the Performance Triad page for more information and products.
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