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    USNH Naples and NBHC Capodichino earn Navy Surgeon General's Health Promotion and Wellness Award



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    Naval Medical Forces Atlantic

    NAPLES – U.S. Naval Hospital (USNH) Naples and Naval Branch Health Clinic (NBHC) Capodichino Health and Wellness Program earned the Navy Surgeon General's “Blue H” Health Promotion and Wellness Gold Star Level Award on June 16, 2021.

    The medical treatment facility category recognizes excellence in clinical primary prevention services, community health promotion, and medical staff health. Health topics covered include responsible drinking, violence, and injury-free living, healthy eating, active living, psychological health, sexual health, tobacco-free living, and weight management.

    Awards are earned at three levels: Gold Star, Silver Eagle, and Bronze Anchor. Commands that achieved at least 50 percent of available points in every topic, met key must-do criteria, and earned 80 percent of the total available points, earned the Gold Star level award.

    “This award, earned by both the hospital and clinic teams, highlights the dedication of our Health and Wellness Program to our command and community,” said Capt. Chad E. McKenzie, commanding officer, U.S. Navy Medicine Readiness and Training Command Naples, Italy, and MTF director, U.S. Naval Hospital Naples, Italy. “The pandemic posed many challenges to the requirements for this award. Our Health and Wellness Program readily met this challenge by offering virtual classes, conducting socially distanced fitness challenges, and ensuring health information was passed electronically.”

    The USNH Naples Health Promotions Manager, Maggie Musso BSN-RN, led staff, volunteers, and Healthcare-To-Health (H2H) Committee members in community engagement, social media outreach, and health education efforts.

    “This is the command’s ninth consecutive Gold Star level award – our consistency in modeling and promoting healthy behaviors to our warfighters (active, reserve, and retired) and their families – is at the core of our mission,” said Musso.

    Primary prevention policies and activities in Navy and Marine Corps workplaces, communities, and medical treatment facilities are critical to maintaining a fit and ready force. Reducing behavioral risk also enhances the individual quality of life and reduces long-term healthcare costs.

    Additional information about the Navy Surgeon General's Blue H Health Promotion and Wellness Award can be found via the link below:



    Date Taken: 07.01.2021
    Date Posted: 07.01.2021 10:28
    Story ID: 400195
    Location: NAPLES, IT 

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