Health Promotion / Wellness provides a range of health promotion services to Navy active duty personnel, their families, and all other TRICARE beneficiaries. Our mission is to educate and motivate beneficiaries to adopt behaviors which promote good health and prevent disease.
Provides various health promotion classes to groups and on a one-on-one basis (please refer to the section below "HEALTH CLASSES OFFERED BY US NAVAL HOSPITAL GUAM")
Provides information on a range of health promotion and disease prevention topics in whatever format is convenient to beneficiaries: over the phone, during drop-in visits, during scheduled appointments, to groups during pre-arranged presentations (also see 'HEALTH PROMOTION WEB LINKS' below)
Provides health promotion materials to beneficiaries, worksites in US Naval Hospital Guam, and other Navy commands on Guam
Administers the large screen displays at US Naval Hospital Guam which show health promotion messages and information about health services offered by the hospital
Represents US Naval Hospital Guam at functions/meetings in the civilian community pertaining to health promotion programs and functions
Conducts and participates in health fairs and health displays at US Naval Hospital Guam and at other commands
Luis Martinez - Division Head (344-9124)
Cherie Taisacan - Secretary
U.S. Naval Hospital Guam
HEALTH CLASSES: U.S. Naval Hospital Guam
Issued: August 2017
Breastfeeding Basics: 4th Wednesday of the month: 1600-1800 -- The Breastfeeding Basics Class is a great introduction to breastfeeding for new and expectant families. Contact the Maternal Child Infant Nursing Department at 344-9375 to register.
Childbirth Preparation Class: 2nd Wednesday of the month: 1600-1800 -- Topics include: what to expect as a woman's body is preparing for labor, differences between active and latent labor, pain control methods, the admission process, induction/augmentation, delivery and discharge, newborn transition to life outside of the uterus, and newborn care. Contact the Maternal Child Infant Nursing Department at 344-9375 to register.
Cholesterol and Hypertension Management : (offered as required) -- This class deals with both high cholesterol (hyperlipidemia) and high blood pressure (hypertension) by examining their risk factors and addressing dietary and lifestyle issues, and weight management. Contact your primary care manager to send a consult to Nutrition. The clinic will contact you to schedule an appointment.
Daddy Boot Camp: 3rd Wednesday of the month: 1730-1930 -- This class is especially for first time dads (moms are welcome too). It covers what to expect as a new parent, do's and don'ts of new parenting, and how to do the basics (including diapering, bathing and swaddling), inclusive of practicing some of the basics. To sign up visit the OB/GYN or call 344-9775/9375/9204 for more information.
Diabetes Self-Management: (offered every month) -- Provides essential information on diabetes. Topics include information on nutrition, medications, exercise, disease management, blood sugar monitoring and prevention of long-term complications related to diabetes. Beneficial for anyone with diabetes (which is defined as persons who have two or more A1C readings of 6.5 or higher). Individuals can call 344-9633 to inquire if they are eligible for this class; they may also be referred to attend by a health care provider. Individuals who do not meet the definition of diabetes provided above are encouraged to call 366-9633 to sign up to attend the Healthy Living class described in this flyer.
Food Safety Training : (offered upon request) -- Food safety training is required for personnel preparing or serving food for sale on DOD installations. This includes food facilities, special events, fundraisers, and temporary food permits. Staff Food Safety Training is a four hour course required annually. Food Safety Manager's Course is two days and the certificate is valid for five years. Call the Preventive Medicine Department to request a class: 339-1107 or 344-9787.
Gestational Diabetes Mellitus Class : (Thursdays: 1300-1600) -- This class explains the basic concepts of diabetes during pregnancy, to include nutrition, meal planning and food safety. It provides participants with tools and strategies to manage this condition to ensure a safe pregnancy and delivery. Primary care managers send a consult to the OB/GYN Clinic to start the enrollment process. Beneficiaries can also ask their primary care managers to send a consult to the OB/GYN Clinic requesting placement in this class.
Healthy Living: (offered upon request) -- This four session long class is designed to address weight loss, nutrition, and exercise. Call 344-9124 to sign up.
Nicotine (Tobacco) Cessation : Individual counseling and classes are available to provide extensive information and strategies for dealing with the issues nicotine (tobacco) users must address to successfully quit using nicotine/tobacco products. Call 344-9124 to sign up for services which are available at U.S. Naval Hospital Guam. Call 344-9202 Option 4 for services available at Branch Medical Clinic. (U.S. Naval Hospital Guam can provide nicotine cessation classes for groups at other locations upon request.)
Sexual Health and Responsibility Program (SHARP): (offered upon request) - The SHARP class is focused on awareness and prevention of sexually transmitted infections. Call the Preventive Medicine Department to request a class: 339-1107 or 344-9787.
Shipshape Weight Management: (offered as explained below) -- This class meets once/week for eight weeks to provide extensive information on losing weight and keeping it off. Offered twice/year at U.S. Naval Hospital Guam. It can be provided at other locations. Call 344-9124 for further information and to sign up.
Stress Management: (offered upon request) -- This class provides techniques/strategies and materials for both avoiding and coping with stress. Call 344-9124 to sign up. (Can be offered at different locations.)
Suicide Prevention: A presentation is available upon request. Call 344-9401.
Travel Health Program: (offered upon request) -- Pre-travel health briefings advise beneficiaries of public health risks and preventive measures to stay healthy while visiting foreign destinations. Call the Preventive Medicine Department to request a brief at least one month prior to travel: 344-9787 or 339-1107.
HEALTH PROMOTION WEB LINKS
Alcohol and Drug Abuse
National Institute of Drug Abuse
Navy Operational Fitness and Fueling
The President’s Fitness Challenge
Crews Into Shape (NMCPHC)
CDC Healthy Living
Heart Health (NHLBI)
Navy and Marine Corps Public Health Center Healthy Living
Weight Information Network (NIH)
National Suicide Prevention Helpline
Navy suicide prevention
Marine Corps suicide prevention
Great American Smoke-out