JOINT BASE CHARLESTON, S.C. –
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.