Health Promotion and Wellness


Mission and Vision

Health Promotion and Wellness promotes wellness and encourages healthy lifestyles for the Fort Hood community. Located at Building 12019, their mission is two–fold – offering both Health Promotion & Wellness programs and promoting Army Wellness Center lifestyle changes. At Health Promotion the Army Wellness Center, we strive to provide integrated and standardized primary prevention programs and services that promote enhanced and sustained, healthy, lifestyles to improve the overall well being of Soldiers and Family Members. The goal of the Army Wellness Center is to promote the ideals and vision of Public Health Command to include the Performance Triad's emphasis on Nutrition, Sleep, & Exercise.

Hours and Location

Contact Us Hours of Operation
Main: (254) 288-8488
FAX: (254) 553-4738
Monday – Friday 7:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.
Location
Building 12019
31st and Old Ironsides
Fort Hood, TX 76544

Services Provided and Resources

Health Promotion & Wellness– Building 12019, Suite 300 & 400

Tobacco Use Cessation

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Whether you smoke or dip, we can help you take the steps you need to become tobacco free! We offer a 3-step program toward freedom from tobacco use.

Step 1: Getting Ready to Quit Class

This class is a one-hour orientation, providing a toolbox of innovative information for tobacco users who are thinking about quitting.

Step 2: Intake Appointment

This is a comprehensive, one–on–one appointment with a health care provider who is trained and credentialed in tobacco cessation counseling and treatment. The appropriate pharmaceutical intervention and program plan are determined at this point.

Step 3: Follow–up Appointments

Patients see their tobacco cessation provider for medication refills and counseling on a bi–weekly basis until program completion.

Call Health Promotion & Wellness at 288-8488 to enroll in our next orientation class, or to inquire about alternative program options.

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Weigh to Live (WTL)

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Eligibility: Available to active duty soldiers, their family members, and retirees. Teenage dependents are eligible when accompanied by parent(s).

Phase I consists of three consecutive medical appointments and additional optional fitness classes. Fitness classes are available on a first come first serve basis by walk–in.

  • Phase I – Initial Weigh to Live (WTL) Assessment consists of screening for coronary artery disease (CAD) using ACSM Risk Stratification, blood pressure, body composition, and body circumferences. Resting Metabolic Rate (RMR), Sub maximal VO2, and Functional Movement Screens (FMS) are measured. RMR is the daily amount of calories burned at rest to maintain vital body functions. Submaximal VO2 is a measure of cardio–respiratory fitness, and measures the patient's capacity to transport and use oxygen in the body. It is measured to evaluate the patient's fitness level and predict performance in endurance activities. FMS is a screening tool used to predict and prevent injuries from daily activity and exercise. Corrective exercises are prescribed based on weaknesses identified in the FMS to strengthen soldier readiness.
  • Phase II – Advanced WTL Nutritional Assessment and Phase II Class Registration: Patients are booked for a 90 minute GROUP appointment. Classes are offered four times per month. During class, patients complete an advanced assessment questionnaire. Patient's current fasting glucose and lipid panel results are provided and normal values are discussed. Patients are taught how lifestyle modifications can improve these results and referred to their PCM as appropriate. Each person is individually assessed to choose the appropriate Phase II WTL classes for their needs and a personalized schedule is created. Also addresses more complex nutrition topics such as choosing healthier fats for heart health, fitting in more fruits & vegetables, making an individual plan appropriate for your goals, and investigating different drinks. This class is a hands–on lab introducing portion sizes, reading nutrition facts labels, organizing a meal to meet nutrition needs, grocery shopping and cooking food in easily prepared meals. This class also includes a discussion about making healthier choices when eating out. Patients are scheduled for additional one on one follow–up appointments as needed to complete the Advanced WTL Nutritional Assessment.
  • Phase III – Follow–up Assessment: Patients are booked for a 60 minute EST appointment with Health Educator/Technician three months after completing Phase I and/or Phase II. The appointment consists of re–assessment screening for coronary artery disease (CAD) using ACSM Risk Stratification, blood pressure, body composition, and body circumferences. Sub maximal VO2 and Functional Movement Screens (FMS) are measured. Orders for fasting glucose and lipid panel including cholesterol are also conducted at this appointment. Patients can have labs drawn at Carl R Darnell Army Medical Center (CRDAMC) or any surrounding clinic. Patients are re–assessed every three months in follow–up appointments until personal goals are met

Army Wellness Center – Building 12019, Suite 100 & 200

Sleep, Exercise, & Nutrition

Upping Your Metabolism Results Class: During the appointment, patients receive an individualized packet consisting of their starting body composition, RMR results, Sub maximal VO2 results, Functional Movement Screen (FMS) results, a sample meal plan based on their goals, and an exercise plan. Patients learn strategies for increasing their metabolism and improving fitness. They are taught how to monitor food intake using food journals and online calorie and exercise counters. They receive instruction on how to train at the appropriate heart rate to improve V02, a measure of cardio respiratory fitness. Based on FMS results, patients are referred to additional fitness classes to learn corrective exercises to improve functional movement. Patients receive feedback on their food and exercise journals in a group question and answer format. Patients are provided additional instruction on healthy habits. Barriers preventing healthy lifestyle change are addressed. Patients leave class with three to five specific behavior goals to improve their nutrition and exercise plans.

Exercise Class: Patient should attend class in PT clothes. This class provides additional exercise coaching with new exercises to progress the patients exercise plan. Patients are taught how to modify current fitness plans to continue making exercise fun, challenging, and a consistent part of daily living.

Weight Loss Therapies Class: Patients should bring a current list of medications, dietary supplements and herbals to this class. Explore other alternatives in the market. Before spending money on products and services, become an informed consumer.

Follow-up Assessment: Patients are booked for a 60 minute EST appointment with Health Educator/Technician three months after completing Phase I and/or Phase II. The appointment consists of re–assessment screening for coronary artery disease (CAD) using ACSM Risk Stratification, blood pressure, body composition, and body circumferences. Sub maximal VO2 and Functional Movement Screens (FMS) are measured. Orders for fasting glucose and lipid panel including cholesterol are also conducted at this appointment. Patients can have labs drawn at Carl R Darnell Army Medical Center (CRDAMC) or any surrounding clinic. Patients are re–assessed every three months in follow–up appointments until personal goals are met.

Functional Movement Class Patients in the WTL program are eligible to receive exercise coaching on corrective exercises based on their functional movement screen scores. Classes are available on a first come first serve basis. Classes are held at the Applied Fitness Center. Patients are to dress in PT cloths and bring their FMS screen and any applicable PT profiles to the functional movement class.

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Self Care Program

The Self Care Class is an added service of Health Promotion & Wellness for Active Duty, family members, and retirees enrolled in Tri–care prime and Tri–care for life. Patients receive educational information on how to take charge of their own health. This includes making wise and informed decisions focusing on healthy living and safe usage of over the counter medications and self management of minor symptoms and ailments. Participants receive a self care card which entitles them to a limited number of over the counter items that can be picked up at all CRDAMC pharmacies except the PX.



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