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IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Release No: 1322-04
December 27, 2004

DoD Launches 2005 Health Related Behaviors Survey

The Department of Defense announced today the initiation of the 2005 Survey of Health Related Behaviors among Military Personnel.

 

This is the ninth in a series of surveys that randomly selects about 25,000 active-duty service members to participate at installations around the world. DoD conducts this survey about every three years to track changes in health-related behaviors among DoD active duty service members.

 

Survey results provide invaluable guidance to the departments leaders and the Military Health System, and helps the department enhance or develop programs that improve healthy behaviors and reduce avoidable stressors among the men and women of our armed forces.

 

The pilot test of the survey is expected to be complete by January and sent to installations by the spring. Under Secretary of Defense for Personnel and Readiness, Dr. David S.C. Chu, has requested that the service secretaries appoint liaison officers to coordinate survey participation.

 

For additional information about this survey, please contact the Office of Communications and Customer Service, TRICARE Management Activity, Skyline Five, Suite 622, 5111 Leesburg Pike, Falls Church, VA 22041-3206, by telephone at 703-681-1765 or by visiting the following Web site: http://dodwws.rti.org/.