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Health, Safety, and Work-Life Twitter Q&A review

Health, Safety, and Work-Life answered your questions regarding Coast Guard medical and dental benefits via a live Twitter Q&A session. View the video responses within this post.

Alcohol Awareness Month 2015

The Coast Guard is partnering with the National Council on Alcoholism and Drug Dependence or NCADD in April to support Alcohol Awareness Month.

Personnel assigned to U.S. Coast Guard Air Station Cape Cod on a run. U.S. Coast Guard photo.

From the Homefront: Keeping Coastie families healthy

Air Station Cape Cod is the only Coast Guard station chosen to participate in the Department of Defense’s Healthy Base Initiative, a project intended to have long-reaching effects on the health of active duty members and dependents. Learning what is happening to make Air Station Cape Cod a healthier base may be a preview into the future of health for other stations.

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Autism Awareness

The Coast Guard is committed to providing support to Coast Guard personnel who have family members diagnosed with ASD. The Family Resource Specialists in each Health, Safety, and Work-Life (HSWL) Regional Practice are available to provide information and referral to local military and civilian resources and services.

U.S. Coast Guard Human Resources Directorate (CG-1). U.S. Coast Guard graphic.

National Brain Injury Awareness Month

In recognition of Brain Injury Awareness Month, the Department of Defense and the Coast Guard are taking steps to increase awareness about TBIs, including prevention, diagnosis and treatment, while reducing the stigma for persons who seek care.

To help get the word out on winter safety, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention hosts an e-card campaign with useful tips and checklists. Click the image above to learn more and send your first card. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention graphic.

Get Fit: Be safe in winter

Physical activity is an essential component of a healthy lifestyle and there are many fun and healthy activities during the winter months to get us up and moving. However, outdoor activities during the cold winter months can carry some risks. Whether you are an avid snow skier, occasional snow shoveler, or just now getting outside as winter winds down and days get longer, there are some things you need to consider as the season changes.

Marines participating in the ammo can lift portion of the Marine Corps Combat Fitness Test. Photo courtesy of Marine Corps Cyber Command.

Get fit: Marine Corps Combat Fitness Test

Lt. Cmdr. Sean Plankey, currently deployed with Expeditionary Cyber Support Element under U.S. Forces Afghanistan, talks about his experiences keeping fit in a joint operating environment and accepting the challenge to participate in the Marine Corps Combat Fitness Test.

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Great American Smokeout – Are you ready to break the habit?

The Coast Guard believes healthy lifestyles, for our personnel and their families, directly contributes to mission readiness and operational success. If you’re ready to break the habit, set yourself up for success with these helpful hints.

Shelley Kimball (second from left) and fellow participants at the 2013 Joining Forces Veteran and Military Family Summit in Washington, D.C. Photo courtesy of Shelley Kimball.

From the Homefront: Making sure your voice is heard

So, you remember on the first day of my column, when I said I would not sugar coat things? Well, today is the day. Just before I left, I reached out for some input from fellow Coastie families through social media. I asked for the answer to one question: What is the most pressing issue facing Coast Guard families today? In a matter of days, 50 people responded. I’m going to tell you what I learned.

U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 3rd Class Sabrina Elgammal.

CGSUPRT: Health and wellness coaching

Did you know that CGSUPRT can partner you with a health and wellness coach? The coaches provide you with information, support, encouragement and accountability, so you can attain your goals and achieve your maximum potential – all at no cost to you!

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