Community Health Promotion Council
United States Army Japan’s (USARJ) Community Health Promotion Council (CHPC) is the commanding general’s forum to promote the health and resilience of USARJ’s total Army team of Soldiers, civilian employees, family members and retirees throughout Japan.
The CHPC supports the Army Ready and Resilient Campaign (R2) that links personal resilience to Army readiness and emphasizes the responsibility of people at all levels to build and maintain resilience. The CHPC works to unite and involve USARJ’s prevention, health and holistic programs leaders, and community members to address the health and resilience needs of our community.
Goals of the CHPC are to improve community awareness of health and resilience resources and to ensure that all health and resilience programs work together on significant issues such as suicide, substance abuse, financial problems, and marital problems.
The CHPC is made up of an executive council that is chaired by the senior commander, a board of directors, and four work groups:
- Behavioral Health Work Group -- focuses on improving health and resilience by helping our community develop skills to approach life's challenges in a positive, optimistic way by demonstrating self-control, stamina and good character with our choices and actions.
- Community Health Work Group -- focuses on improving health and resilience helping our community develop skills that support safe family units that are supportive and loving, and provide the resources needed for all members of the family to live in a healthy and secure environment.
- Physical Health Work Group -- focuses on improving health and resilience through community engagement in physical activities and healthy Performance Triad (exercise, nutrition and sleep) behaviors.
- Okinawa Joint Behavioral Health Team -- focuses on improving behavioral, physical, spiritual, social and community health and resilience of our total Army team on the island of Okinawa. In addition, they collaborate with the Air Force and Navy to ensure all resources are being utilized effectively.
USARJ’s Health Promotion Officer facilitates the CHPC’s processes.
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