What is a Promise/Best Practice?

Best or Promisnig Practices decisions, activities and interventions in the context of health promotion and disease preventions: 

  • Systemmatically take into account the VALUES and principles of health promotion and public health 
  • Are supported by current scientific KNOWLEDGE as well as knowledge from experts and derived from practice
  • Observe the relevant context factors and achieve the intended POSITIVE effects whilst avoiding negative ones. 

Context Factors such as sociocultural conditions are of extreme importance in health promotion and increase the complexity of an intervention. The goal is not just affect specific life situations and contexts, but also to achieve changes in the dynamic, political and sociocultural environment by working thogether with other stakeholders.

Promising Practices were identified during the Building Healthy Military Communities Rapid needs assessment. Each Practice listed below is detailed int he following section to address program capabilities, reach and impact. This section is inteded to showcase promising practices, draw connections with current intitiatives across all states and incite new idea generation. 

 

State

Promising Practice example

Florida 

Naval Air Station, Morale, Welfare and Recreation (MWR)- Coordinating Activities and Services using the MWR App

Indiana

Military Families Basic Needs and Thanksgiving Sponsership Program.
Indiana Army Wellness Center.

Maryland 

Union Hospital of Cecil County Collaboration with Cecil County Health Department to execute Community Health Needs Assessment (CHNA) and Community Health Improvement Plan (CHIP)

Minnesota

Beyond the Yellow Ribbon (BTYR) 
BTYR Company Differential PAy Policy 

Mississippi 

Mississippi National Guard (MSNG) Outreach Services via Mobile APP 

New Mexico

Center for Workfource at San Juan College: Flexibility to open programs when needs arises

Oklahoma 

Oklahoma Veteran Connections (OKVC)