Naval Hospital (NH) Jacksonville (its hospital and five naval branch health clinics), Navy Operational Support Center (NOSC) Jacksonville, and 15 of Operational Health Support Unit (OHSU) Jacksonville’s detachments have earned the Navy Surgeon General’s Health Promotion and Wellness Blue H Award for 2017.

“Health promotion is vital to ensuring our Navy and Marine Corps team has the best readiness and health in the world,” said Capt. Matthew Case, NH Jacksonville commanding officer. “The Blue H Award is a reflection of our active duty, reserve, civilian, contract and volunteer staff all working toward this goal.”

Gold Star (highest level) was achieved by the hospital; NBHCs Jacksonville, Key West, and Kings Bay; NOSC Jacksonville; and OHSU Jacksonville Detachments A, B, C, G, H, I, K, N, P and R. OHSU Detachments D and M earned Silver Eagle recognition, while NBHCs Albany and Mayport, and OHSU Jacksonville Detachments E, J and L received the Bronze Anchor.

The Blue H, which is in its tenth year of existence, recognizes Navy medical commands for excellence in clinical primary prevention, community health promotion and medical staff health. The award assesses areas such as: responsible drinking, injury and violence-free living, healthy eating, active living, reproductive and sexual health, psychological health, tobacco-free living and weight management.

“Our reservists’ work to support healthy Navy and Marine Corps workplaces is a key part of maintaining both a medically-ready force and a ready medical force,” said Capt. Karen Young, OHSU Jacksonville commanding officer.

To take advantage of Navy Medicine’s wellness programs, contact your local Wellness Center or Health Promotions, or visit the Navy and Marine Corps Public Health Center at www.med.navy.mil/sites/nmcphc/health-promotion.