Enhancing civilian wellness

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  • By Kimberly Harris
  • Civilian Health Promotion Services
I'm Kimberly Harris, Eglin’s Civilian Health Promotion Services coordinator.  CHPS is a mobile worksite wellness program, delivering free wellness services to the Air Force Materiel Command’s civilian workforce.  The CHPS program began in 2006 in collaboration with Federal Occupational Health to maintain a healthy and productive civilian workforce and support AFMC’s goal of enhancing the wellness and safety of its employees.   

Services provided by the CHPS program include:

Wellness website portal

Civilian employees and active duty service members can create an account at AFMCwellness.com for access to free resources to understand personal health risks and facilitate lifestyle behavior change.

Wellness screenings

CHPS offers cholesterol, blood sugar, blood pressure and body composition screenings.

Health education classes

CHPS offers more 40 classes on chronic disease awareness, stress management, physical activity, basic nutrition and weight management.

Wellness challenges

CHPS offers two challenges each year, open to civilian employees and active duty members.  This spring, CHPS will offer a ‘Spring Into Shape’ physical activity challenge.

Health awareness campaigns

CHPS highlights awareness for health topics and promotion of available support services several times each year through posters, informational brochures and health education classes. 

CHPS provides these services at any work location, schedules around shift work and incorporates programming into a unit’s upcoming organizational event.

The CHPS office is located in Bldg. 228, Room 103.  Operating hours are Monday - Friday, 7 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.  Call to make an appointment or schedule a group activity at (850) 883-8024.