Office of Work-Life Programs : Unit Health Promotion Resources

Purpose of Program
A healthy and fit Coast Guard workforce is critical for optimal mission performance. An abundance of research shows that lifestyle factors such as dietary choice, exercise habits, stress management methods and alcohol / tobacco use are key determinants of health outcomes, risk of injury, and work performance. The resources listed below will guide commands and individuals to a healthier life.

Health Promotion Resource Manuals and Forms

Fitness Resources

Nutrition and Weight Resources

Tobacco Cessation Resources

Weight Probation Resources

  • Required to get a referral to Primary Care Manager (PCM) to determine cause of weight gain. Command shall refer member to PCM by filling out Section 1 of the (Command Weight Referral Form SF 600). PCM's shall fill out Section 2. Members shall inform command of any medical problems with losing weight or starting an exercise program.
  • SparkPeople: Free online weight program
  • Additional resources are located on the Body Fat Probation Resources page.

Commanding Officer Resources

Point of Contact
If you are unable to contact the Health Promotion Manager on your Regional Work-Life Staff, or need additional assistance beyond the information provided here, please contact the Headquarters Health Promotions Program Manager, Tim Merrell at (202) 475-5146, fax (202) 475-5907, or email at Timothy.M.Merrell@uscg.mil.