Blue H - Navy Surgeon General's Health Promotion and Wellness Award

The Blue-H Navy Surgeon General's Health Promotion and Wellness Award guides, encourages and rewards the promotion of health in Navy and Marine Corps organizations. This annual award is available at three levels: Bronze Anchor, Silver Eagle and Gold Star.

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**2019 Blue H Surgeon General’s Announcement!!** Click to see results

CY2020 Submission Instructions - Between 1 Jan and 28 Feb 2021: Please note submission extension. If you need more time, please request before the deadline.

**2020 SUBMISSION CHANGES**: Due to all the changes that occurred in 2020 with the pandemic and computer challenges, please use the NEW updated criteria sheets that were updated in December. The updated criteria forms includes all the change information and also has a “results” tab so you can see which award level your command has achieved. These completely replace the online webtool that was used in the past. We were told it may not be available due to the same reasons the Health Risk Assessment was not always available this year, so we course corrected. Webinars will be held to discuss the new process and answer questions. Here is the schedule.

All forms have been updated to reflect these changes. Updates include:

  • Activity Head go-by letter (replaces CO letter) Main change is we replaced the online webtool information with a request to showcase your biggest “win” for your health promotion program this year
  • Information Sheet
  • Review Sheet

    Blue H Basic Information for all commands:

    • Tips on preparing for the Blue H throughout the year (Pending)
    • Instructions: Details on what is needed to apply and why.
    • Review Sheet: Please use to verify your package is complete before sending.
    • Blue H Address and POC form: This is required from each command to help with correct command names, addresses and allow for multiple point of contacts.
    • Coach contact information: To reach volunteers from each command type who can provide valuable information on how to prepare and apply, please email Blue H Program Manager
    • Blue H CAC-Enabled website: All documents will be uploaded to this site and email no longer required! Do not even have to ask for access!
    • The signed Navy Surgeon General formal announcement will be relayed via Blue H News and placed on this webpage when received.
    • Your Blue H pennant (if not received by your command in a prior year) and your annual Blue H streamer will be mailed to each winning command.
    2020 Marine Corps Command: Marine Corps Commands and Marine Corps Reserve Units, other than Semper Fit CentersThis award encourages and rewards excellence in Navy workplace primary prevention policies, activities and outcomes within Marine Corps commands.

    2020 Medical Command For Active Duty Medical Treatment Facilities Note: Medical Battalions, occupational health clinics, small patient-care centers and stand-alone dental health clinics/commands may apply using the MEDICAL or FLEET or MARINE CORPS Command criteria. The MEDICAL criteria are appropriate ONLY if the application is based on community-level health, patient primary prevention services AND staff health. The Fleet Criteria and Marine Corps Command Criteria are more appropriate if the application is based solely on staff health policies and activities. This award encourages and rewards excellence in clinical primary prevention services, community health promotion, and medical staff health.

    Health Risk Assessment (HRA) Instructions: The HRA for 2021 will be on a different platform to allow better access. The new version will be available March 2021.

    Health Information Questionnaire (HIQ): The HIQ will roll into the new HRA so there will only be one questionnaire for future Blue H awards.

    CY2021 Materials (Pending- estimated date is March 2021)

    • 2021 Blue H Instructions
    • 2021 Blue H FLEET Criteria Worksheet
    • 2021 Blue H Marine Corps Command Criteria Worksheet
    • 2021 Blue H SEMPER FIT Health Promotion Criteria Worksheet
    • 2021 Blue H MEDICAL Criteria Worksheet