Event Details

Location: DHHQ Pavilion Salon A or Virtual
Date: Wednesday, January 20, 2016 

Time: 9:00 am - 4:30 pm EST

Target Audience

This activity has been designed to meet the educational needs of physicians, physician assistants, nurses, nurse practitioners, occupational therapists, physical therapists, medical coders, health care executives, social workers, pharmacists, case managers, psychologists, speech language professionals, counselors and other healthcare professionals who support/care for U.S. active-duty service members, reservists, National Guardsmen, military veterans and/or their families.

Statement of Need/Program Overview

The 2016 Military Health System (MHS) Speaker Series is intended to drive performance higher by sharing knowledge and best practices across the MHS. Attendees will be able to apply the information learned during the speaker series to the work they do that relates to the military healthcare environment. 

The topics covered during this event support a joint, integrated, premier system of health, supporting those who serve in the defense of our country and the newly established DHA objectives.

The event will:

  • Educate MHS personnel on how their (individual) contributions help to successfully improve readiness, health, care, and management of costs.
  • Provide specific training and leverage peer networking with military, civilian and private sector experts so attendees can return to their workplace and apply the lessons learned.  

Educational Objectives

Nearby Nature Experiences for Human Health and Wellness

  • Access key research literature concerning nearby nature and human health and wellness.
  • Understand the range of populations that are served by parks, gardens, and city trees. 
  • Understand the potential beneficial mechanisms of nature-based facilities and programs.
  • Consider applications of nature experience for therapeutic purposes.

Obesity and Weight Management: The Role of Behavioral Health Providers in Primary Care

  • Understand the definition and classifications of overweight and obese
  • Understand the rates and costs of obesity
  • Identify interventions appropriate for use in the primary care setting

Using Technology to Improve the Mental Health Literacy of Military Youth

  • Define mental health literacy and how it relates to military youth.
  • Understand the latest research on mental health literacy and technology.
  • Integrate the use of web - and mobile - based applications resources into outreach and clinical settings.

Unit Needs Assessment

  • Identify informal and formal methods of obtaining information on unit needs.
  • Identify the differences and benefits between the various formal needs. assessment tools. 
  • Demonstrate the process for administrering and scoring tools. 

Program Agenda

Continuing Education

Continuing education credit is available from Professional Education Services Group (PESG). You must register by 6 p.m. (EST) on January 20, 2016, to qualify for the receipt of continuing education credit.

The awarding of continuing education credit is limited in scope to health care providers who actively provide care to U.S. active-duty service members, reservists, National Guardsmen, military veterans and their families. 


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