Armed Forces Wellness Center
Army Wellness Centers provide strategic direction to support a standardized worldwide wellness initiative that empowers sustainable behavior change through evidence-based education and awareness using advanced technology.
Service Members, Family Members (18 and over), Retirees, Department of Defense Civilians
Scope of Practice
- Provide primary prevention services that have a major focus on behavior change.
- Provide supportive programs and services that enhance the capability of primary care through health education and coaching.
- Conduct health-related assessments.
- Create collaborative plans to support clients’ health-related goals, behaviors, self-efficacy, readiness to change, and health risk factors.
- Supports health and performance improvement through interventions to achieve health body mass, improve physical fitness score, avoid weight gain during injury or profile.
- Supports Soldiers enrolled in Army Body Composition Program
Programs and Services
Health Assessment Review:
Includes general health assessments that help determine the current level of an individual’s health and identify changes that will be necessary to reduce risk factors for disease prevention. Identifies individuals who may need additional screening from a healthcare provider.
Use state of the art equipment to assess cardiorespiratory fitness, musculoskeletal strength, and flexibility. Establishes a baseline for clients’ physical fitness and prescribes a program of exercise to increase levels of physical fitness based on clients, health/fitness goals.
This core program utilizes metabolic testing to determine an individual’s resting metabolic rate and develop tailored strategies for weight loss, gain or maintenance.
Education in biofeedback, stress relief techniques, and positive coping skills. Deep Breathing, guided imagery, progressive muscle relaxation, and meditation are utilized.
General Wellness Education:
Increase positive health behaviors through education. A healthy lifestyle encompasses more than diet and exercise – it also includes tobacco habits, alcohol consumption, safety, and sleep habits, all of which are examined through the Health Assessment Review. Education topics include healthy lifestyles, increased resiliency (AWCs support the physical and emotional components) and preventing chronic diseases through healthy living habits and self-care.
Prevent the initiation of tobacco use / screen for tobacco use. Assess an individual's readiness to change with a discussion of possible options for becoming tobacco-free. Those who are ready to quit will be referred to Public Health Nursing
Make an Appointment
Referral by a healthcare provider
Referral by your unit
Self-referral – call or come in to schedule an appointment and gather any special instructions.