Resources helping civilians stay healthy


Xenia Daily Gazette



WRIGHT-PATTERSON AIR FORCE BASE — The Air Force Materiel Command and Federal Occupational Health Civilian Health Promotion Services have partnered to create opportunities to improve civilian health and well-being through health screenings, educational classes and awareness campaigns through the Civilian Health Promo Services.

“CHPS” core mission is to help sustain a safe, healthy, fit and ready civilian workforce,” said Sarah Baker, health promotion coordinator.

Providing health screenings, education and resources, CHPS can help individuals overcome barriers to practice healthy behaviors.

“Two of our main services include our cardiac risk profile screening and our health education classes,” Baker said. “The CRP is available to Department of Defense civilians once per fiscal year and consists of cholesterol, blood sugar, body mass index and blood pressure measurements.” Participants are encouraged to utilize walk-in hours 7-10 a.m. Monday and Friday in the CHPS office, located in Building 571, Area B, Wright Field Fitness Center.

As a mobile unit, CHPS staff can travel to buildings across both Area A and B offering the CRP screenings to the DoD Civilians.

The CHPS health education classes are opened to the public in various locations across the base or can be privately scheduled during Wingman days, Commander’s Call or any training opportunities. CHPS has a library of more than 50 classes, all medically reviewed. Classes include information on nutrition, physical activity, healthy heart practices, disease prevention, stress management,women’s & men’s health, and more.

“By teaching how to improve modifiable risk factors, we hope to inspire others to make health a priority,” Baker said.

For more information, including how to host a CRP health screening or health education class, contact CHPS at 937-904-9674, by email at CHPSWrightPatterson@foh.hhs.gov or contact Baker at sarah.baker.6.ctr@us.af.mil

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Story courtesy Wright-Patterson Air Force Base.

Story courtesy Wright-Patterson Air Force Base.