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Default Air Force Logo Green Dot training hopes to decrease interpersonal violence
Airmen are taking their first steps in a five-year strategy to decrease interpersonal violence across the service by attending Green Dot training.Green Dot is a community-based initiative the Air Force adopted to increase outreach and prevention. The goal is to provide violence-prevention tools to the entire Air Force over the next three years and
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2016
AF medical leader discusses improvements to suicide prevention programs (AF graphic) AF medical leader discusses suicide prevention program improvements
Maj. Gen. Dorothy Hogg, the Air Force Deputy Surgeon General, met with the House Armed Services Committee’s Military Personnel Subcommittee June 15 to provide an update on the Air Force’s  suicide prevention program. “Air Force suicide prevention starts with leadership at every level,” Hogg said during her opening statement. “We know healthy social
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2016
Coping With Stress Through Healthy Thinking (AF Graphic) Coping with stress through healthy thinking
Stress. Even mention of the word can increase anxiety for some. Everyone deals with stress differently, but how you cope with daily stressors can have great impacts on your quality of life and overall health.Stress is actually the body’s response to any demand, including change. According to the National Institute of Mental Health, there are at
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2016
Laura Markuly, a 349th Air Refueling Squadron administration assistant, speaks to an audience about her experience with breast cancer April 21, 2016, in Cheney, Kan. Markuly’s positive outlook and determination has helped her overcome the difficulties of breast cancer, and now she strives to support others during their hardships. (Courtesy photo) In remission, McConnell civilian helps others prevent cancer
Cancer can be a devastating beast. However, one member of the McConnell Air Force Base community managed to get the upper hand and continues to live her life with a positive outlook while helping others.
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2016
The Behavioral Health Optimization Program, or BHOP, integrates behavioral health personnel into primary care clinics, to provide “the right care, at the right time, in the right place.” Beneficiaries with behavioral health concerns can seek care directly through their primary care manager. Air Force increases access to behavioral health care
Nearly half of people with a treatable behavioral health disorder do not seek help from behavioral health professionals, according to the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. However, 80 percent of this population does visit a primary care manager at least once a year. The Air Force Behavioral Health Optimization Program seeks to bridge
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2016
As the potential for infected mosquitoes to reach the U.S. rises, the Air Force continues to closely monitor the emergence of Zika virus infection to help inform and protect Airmen and their families. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, all at-risk communities should prepare for possible Zika virus activity. AF continues to monitor Zika virus, infected mosquitoes could hit U.S. this summer
As the potential for infected mosquitoes to reach the U.S. rises, the Air Force continues to closely monitor the emergence of Zika virus infection to help inform and protect Airmen and their families. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, all at-risk communities should prepare for possible Zika virus activity. As of Feb. 1,
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2016
AFMS Homepage Mens Health Jun 2016 (AF Graphic) AF Men’s Health Month promotes better health, better care
According to the National Institutes of Health, compared to women, men are more likely to smoke, drink, make unhealthy choices and delay regular checkups and medical care. While mental health issues are more common in women, men are much less likely to seek care.Many of the major health risks faced by men can be prevented or treated with early
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2016
A mosquito trap hangs in the pavilion near the clinic at Schriever Air Force Base, Colorado, Thursday, May 5, 2016. The trap is one of several that will be deployed throughout the summer as Public Health periodically tests for mosquito-born disease. (U.S. Air Force photo/Brian Hagberg) AF public health to conduct mosquito tests
While most of the Gulf Coast states are gearing up for what could be a long battle with Zika-infected mosquitos this summer, Public Health personnel at Schriever Air Force Base, Colorado, are cautiously optimistic the disease won’t reach this far north.
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2016
Members of the 22nd Air Force headquarters staff perform 22 synchronized push-ups in an effort to bring awareness to veteran suicides and promote suicide prevention at Dobbins Air Reserve Base, Ga., on April 22, 2016. The group also took part in a fitness challenge as part of Double Deuce Day, a day focused on team-building and held on the 22nd day of each month. (U.S. Air Force photo/Don Peek) Double Deuce Day Calls Attention to Suicide Awareness and Prevention
Twenty Second Air Force Headquarters Airmen gathered April 22, 2016 here at 11:11 a.m. to perform 22 push-ups and participate in a fitness challenge in an effort to promote awareness of veteran suicides.The 22nd AF staff has dubbed the 22nd day of each month, “Double Deuce Day,” a day set aside to focus on team building and camaraderie within the
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2016
Default Air Force Logo Air Force report on sexual assault highlights program's progress
Air Force reports of sexual assault decreased slightly in fiscal year 2015, while reporting by male victims increased according to the service’s annual report on sexual assault released May 5.
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2016
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