Translating Research Findings Into Operational Use
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This report represents a summary of actions taken by the Army to translate research findings from a large epidemiological and neurobiological study on suicides, and to integrate those findings into health promotion and risk reduction efforts. Initiated in 2009 by then Vice Chief of Staff, Army, General Peter W. Chiarelli, the Armys initial conversation about these issues, achievements, and future implications to military readiness and human performance were detailed in a 2010 publication, Army Health Promotion and Risk Reduction Suicide Prevention Report 2010 the Red Book, followed by a second publication, Army 2020 Generating Health and Discipline of the Force Ahead of the Strategic Reset, Report 2012 the Gold Book. While the Army has implemented many changes to mitigate the negative psychological impact of war-time military service, it has also invested heavily in a large research project to help explain the complex natures of suicide, well-being, and health.
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