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Health Promo Base Order

Health Promo Base Order

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Published by: Alec Montgomerie on Apr 29, 2011
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BO 6200.3BMCCSSFD30 Dec 02BASE ORDER 6200.3BFrom: Commanding GeneralTo: Distribution ListSubj: SEMPER FIT HEALTH PROMOTION PROGRAMRef: (a) MCO P1700.29(b) CMC White Ltr 06-97(c) BO 6200.2C(d) MCO P6100.12(e) MCO 5100.28(f) MCO P1700.24B(g) MCO 5100.29(h) IMEFO 5041.C (NOTAL)(i) BO 5040.1K(j) SECNAVINST 5100.13CEncl: (1) Semper Fit Health Objectives(2) Commanding General Inspection Program Checklist(3) Sample Semper Fit Officer Appointment Letter1. Situationa. Operational and combat readiness is the Marine Corps’number one priority. Unhealthy lifestyles that include alcoholand substance abuse degrade the Marine Corps’ ability to fulfillits mission. Approximately 50 percent of all deaths and illnessesin the United States relate directly to unhealthy lifestylehabits, primarily alcohol and substance abuse, tobacco use, poordiet, lack of exercise, and unmanaged stress. The Marine Corpshas a responsibility to its military personnel (active, reserveand retired) and their family members to encourage a high state ofphysical and mental health.b. Additional compromises to health and productivity resultfrom undiagnosed or inadequately controlled hypertension (highblood pressure) and injuries. Positive lifestyle and behavioralchanges should result in optimal health, enhance quality of life,and improve combat readiness for the Marine Corps.
BO 6200.3B30 Dec 02Semper Fit is a combination of health education and relatedorganizational, social, economic, and health care interventionsdesigned to improve and protect health through education.c. The Semper Fit Health Promotion Program provides aframework designed to address unhealthy lifestyle choices in theMarine Corps through systematic leadership and education. Asdirected by references (a) and (b), the Semper Fit HealthPromotion Program consists of nine elements:(1) Tobacco use Prevention and Cessation(2) Physical Fitness(3) Injury Prevention(4) Nutrition Education(5) Stress Management(6) Suicide Awareness(7) Alcohol and Substance Abuse Prevention and Control(8) Hypertension Education and Control(9) Sexually Transmitted Disease (STD) and HumanImmunodeficiency Virus (HIV) Transmission Preventiond. Enclosure (1) provides specific DoD objectives related tothe Semper Fit nine elements and should be used as guidance forthe unit Health Promotion Program. References (c) through (g)provide resources for use in the establishment of a Semper FitHealth Promotion Program.2. Cancellation . BO 6200.3A.3. Mission . To increase productivity, reduce medical costs, andenhance readiness by providing education and services that promotebehaviors for optimal health and wellness in active duty personnelby:
BO 6200.3B30 Dec 02a. Establishing a Semper Fit Health Promotion Program forMarine Corps Base (MCB), Camp Pendleton, California.b. Assigning responsibilities and duties to commands, MarineCorps Community Services (MCCS) organizations and supportpersonnel.c. Instituting a Camp Pendleton Semper Fit Health PromotionCommittee.4. Executiona. Commander’s Intent and Concept of Operations(1) Commander's Intent(a) As leaders committed to combat readiness, we placegreat importance in maintaining all of our weapons and combatsupport systems in the highest degree of readiness. The SemperFit Health Promotion Program provides the Commander with policy,education information, programming information and resources tomaintain top health and readiness of the Marine Corps ultimateweapon - the Marine and the entire service family. Reference (b)challenges leaders at all levels to support and build on thiseducational program and foster a climate, which promotes a healthylifestyle for our Marines and Sailors.(b) Base Commands, I Marine Expeditionary Force (IMEF),the Naval Hospital and all tenant units will ensure total forceand family readiness and maximize individual performance byadopting the Semper Fit Health Promotion Program, which encourageshealthier lifestyles. Commanders must ensure that all Marines andSailors receive education and training for four required trainingsessions (Suicide Awareness, Alcohol and Substance AbusePrevention and Control, STD and HIV Prevention, and Tobacco UsePrevention and Cessation) and three additional hours of electivetraining sessions annually. Elective choices will depend on theneeds of the individual command. In order to implement thistraining, the commanding officer of every unit will have at leastone Semper Fit Officer assigned as a liaison to the Semper FitHealth Promotion Department. Training in all Semper Fit areaswill be phased in over the next five years, via direction fromHQMC (MR).

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