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NEWS | June 13, 2018

NHCC Wellness Committee awarded Blue-H Gold Star for initiatives

Naval Health Clinic Charleston

Staff members of the Naval Health Clinic Charleston Wellness Committee were recognized recently for their initiatives that lead to NHCC earning the 2017 Blue-H, Navy Surgeon General’s Health Promotion and Wellness Award, Gold Star.

From left to right: Rhonda Mitchellketchens, medical support assistant for NHCC’s Health and Wellness Program; Mike Haley, NHCC safety officer; Jonathan Carmack, head of NHCC’s Staff, Education and Training Department; Theresa Wood, director of NHCC’s Health and Wellness Program; Stephanie Johnson, customer relations officer; Lt. Brandi Cason, NHCC command fitness leader.  

The Blue-H Award encourages and rewards the promotion of health and wellness in activities throughout the Department of the Navy and the Marine Corps. NHCC was awarded the Gold Star, the highest-level award, recognizing NHCC’s excellence in clinical primary prevention services, community health promotion and medical staff health. Specific health topics for the Blue H Award include responsible drinking, violence and injury free living, healthy eating, active living, psychological health, sexual health, tobacco-free living, and weight management. 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 individual quality of life and reduces long-term health costs.