ASAP – Wellness Campaigns
Community Support Center
Bldg. 1520, Freedman Drive
Forest Glen Annex
2460 Linden Lane
Suite 10 B
The Health Promotion program, guided by Army Regulation 600-63, was designed to promote a comprehensive health program for healthier lifestyles and ultimately enhance the quality of life, organization wellness, and increase mission productivity of all employees. This program incorporates a multidimensional approach to optimal health addressing the components of physical, social, emotional, intellectual, spiritual, occupational, and environmental wellness through a combination of education programming, physical activity, economic interventions, and social interactions.
The ASAP program hosts the following annual events:
Community Health Expo
A Fort Detrick community event promoting the four Pillars of Health: Behavioral, Environment, Physical Health, and Spiritual Fitness. Representatives of Army programs and services and the Frederick community provide information, hands-on demonstrations, health screenings for the enjoyment of the Fort Detrick civilian, military and family workforce and community.
Comprehensive Wellness Day
An annual wellness event showcasing the importance of suicide prevention for the entire Fort Detrick through planned hands-on activities and information dissemination. The four pillars of health are promoted with representative support showcasing the four Pillars of Health.
100 Days of Summer
Held Memorial Day through Labor Day, summer season is a very dangerous time of year with notable increased in accidental fatalities. This campaign is intended to remind us that we cannot afford to lose focus on safety either on or off duty.
Great American SmokeOut (GASO)
Nearly two out of three adult smokers want to quit smoking and approximately half make a quit attempt. The GASO event encourages smokers to make a plan to quit, or to plan in advance and quit smoking on that day in an effort to stop permanently.
Great American SpitOut (GASpO)
A national annual cessation day selected to decrease spit tobacco use, increase awareness of the negative health effects of using these products and help smokeless tobacco users quit for at least one day, with the hope that they will quit for good.
National Alcohol Screening Day (NASD)
Grabbing a beer after work, meeting the girls for a drink, or sipping a glass a glass of wine with dinner are enjoyable moments for most people. However, if you have an alcohol problem, these moments can lead to trouble in many areas of your life. People often wonder where to draw the line with their drinking, and how they can tell if their drinking is a problem that they need to address.
Fortunately, there is a screening tool available to service members, veterans, DOD employees, contractors, and family members that will help determine if someone is high risk for alcohol dependency or alcoholism. It is important for people who wonder about their own alcohol use to know that alcohol use disorders are common and highly treatable, and screenings are an important first step to take.
Alcohol is one of the most commonly used drugs in the United States (National Institute on Drug Abuse). Americans drink alcohol for a number of reasons including relieving stress, celebrating milestones, and relaxing with family and friends. Alcohol Awareness Month is an opportunity to raise awareness about alcohol abuse and encourage people to make healthy, safe choices. During this month, take time to educate yourself and your loved ones about the dangers of alcohol abuse.
National Alcohol Screening Day reduces stigma, raises awareness, and connects those in need of help to the proper resources available. This program is provided by nearly a thousand colleges, community-based organizations, and military installations, world-wide, each year.
For more information, visit a link below!
- rethinkingdrinking.niaaa.nih.gov offers valuable, research-based information for anyone who drinks. Take a look at your drinking habits and how they may affect your health
- mentalhealthscreening.org offers free kits and materials to help installations conduct mental health and alcohol education events
Military Screening Tool
- afterdeployment.dcoe.mil provides detailed listing of military referrals showing you where to turn to for help and support
- National Health Observance Toolkit offers resources and information on planning an Alcohol Screening Day event
- Parenting to Prevent assists parents with helping their children develop healthy attitudes toward drinking while minimizing its risk
Alcohol Awareness Month
During the month of April, Alcohol Awareness Month raises awareness about alcohol misuse and encourages people to make healthy, safe choices. Alcohol is the most commonly used drug in the United States (National Institute on Drug Abuse). In support of National Sexual Assault Awareness Month, also in April, it is important to note, "From FY2006-11, alcohol was known to be involved in almost 63% of all rapes and aggravated sexual assaults", per the "ARMY 2020: GENERATING HEALTH AND DISCIPLINE IN THE FORCE AHEAD OF THE STRATEGIC RESET REPORT 2012." During this month, take time to educate yourself and your loved ones about the dangers of alcohol misuse. If you have questions or concerns about alcohol's impact on your health, safety, work performance, and relationships with people you care about, it is time to get some answers.
This event is held twice per year, a brief questionnaire is given to voluntary participants that gauge their likelihood of having depression or another mental health disorder. A mental health professional will be onsite to discuss concerns and make recommendations on what to do next.
Participate in the Drinking IQ Alcohol Screening, and receive one hour credit, towards your annual ASAP Prevention Training requirement, in accordance with AR 600-85. Each DOD personnel is granted one ASAP Drug and Alcohol Prevention Education (DAPE) credit for their participation, for Fiscal year. However, everyone is welcome to participate!
National Depression Screen
Held twice per year, a brief questionnaire is given to voluntary participants that gauge their likelihood of having depression or another mental health disorder. A mental health professional will be onsite to discuss concerns and make recommendations on what to do next. ASAP credit offered for completion of screenings.
National Drunk and Drugged Driving (3D) Prevention
Implemented by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration to stop implored driving and to save lives during the holiday season, 3D month reminds us to "Designate before we Celebrate" and encourages safe and sober driving. The event is held annually in December.
Red Ribbon Week Campaign
The oldest and largest drug prevention campaign in the country that started as a tribute to Special Agent Enrique "Kiki" S. Camarena, a narcotics agent with the Drug Enforcement Agency killed in the line of duty. The focus of the celebration is to educate individuals, families, and communities on the destructive effects of drugs and the positive life choices available. Red Ribbon week is held annually in the last week of October.
National Prescription Drug Take-Back Day
Anyone who has expired medication remaining from an expired prescription should not use the medication. Such drugs should be submitted for disposal and never flushed into the septic system. Flushed medications can contaminate the water supply and reservoirs.
Prescription drug misuse is only second to marijuana use as the Nation's most prevalent illicit drug problem, with approximately 22 million persons nationwide initiating nonmedical pain reliever use since 2002. Held twice per year, in collaboration with the Drug Enforcement Agency and Fort Detrick PMO, ASAP hosts collection drop-off sites at Fort Detrick and Forest Glen.