Accession Number:

ADA563847

Title:

ARCPEP Project - Army Reserve Component Personal Empowerment Program

Descriptive Note:

Final rept. 4 Sep 2008-31 Mar 2011

Corporate Author:

HENRY M JACKSON FOUNDATION FOR THE ADVANCEMENT OF MILITARY MEDICINE ROCKVILLE MD

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

2011-04-01

Pagination or Media Count:

48.0

Abstract:

Current military operations are pushing the Army Reserve Component ARC to streamline and optimize its individual medical and dental readiness posture. We proposed development and testing of a web-based package of personal empowering tools enriched with educational modules and practical information, along with a cadre of health coaches to motivate and educate the ARC soldier with the goal of enhancing readiness. The ARC urgently has needed an effective, affordable way to identify the dental and medical issues which impact the operational readiness of its units. With measurable outcomes in education, knowledge, and compliance with regulatory readiness requirements, we sought to demonstrate improved dental education and oral health habits that affect ARC soldiers. We also sought to better characterize the relationship between oral health status and other lifestyle behavior issues that can negatively impact cardiovascular CV health. This type of initiative has not been previously tested.

Subject Categories:

  • Medicine and Medical Research
  • Military Operations, Strategy and Tactics

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE