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The BHMC pilot is a multi-year initiative that aims to better understand unique challenges faced by geographically dispersed Service Members and their families that may impact their readiness, resiliency, and well-being.

The Department of Defense (DoD) is committed to supporting the health and well-being of Service Members and their families. Many Service members live off of installations, creating a unique set of challenges in accessing resources. The DoD launched the BHMC pilot in response to Senate Report 114-63, which calls for a pilot that addresses the "enhancement of recruitment, retention, readiness, and resilience" of the total force.

The DoD strives to better understand resource challenges and develop a comprehensive strategy to support the Chairman's objective of Total Force Fitness (TFF), which is DoD's framework for improving health, readiness, and resiliency of its population through eight domains of fitness (physical, environmental, medical/dental, nutritional, spiritual, psychological, behavioral, and social). The BHMC pilot will inform the TFF Capabilities Based Assessment in evaluating and supporting current programs and services addressing TFF domain areas, identifying any capability gaps, and how the DoD can help close the gaps.

Click Here to read DoD’s interview with CAPT Elenberg.

Total Force Fitness (TFF)

TFF is a methodology for understanding, assessing, and maintaining Service Members' well-being and sustaining their ability to carry out missions.

TFF is the DoD’s 21st Century paradigm for improving Population Health, and includes eight domains of fitness