Health & Safety

May 2, 2014

Performance Triad initiative to treat disease through prevention

If you haven’t heard about the Performance Triad, you soon will.

It is one of the Army Surgeon General’s top priorities in transforming Army medicine from a focus on treating disease to a prevention focused system of health. The Performance Triad is a shift toward a preventive medicine system that promotes a healthy lifestyle for Soldiers and their families. A preventive medicine system focuses on preventing illness and staying healthy as opposed to waiting until you are sick to treat disease. The key objective is to advance readiness, resilience, and responsibility. This system of health promotes individual responsibility for one’s own health and encompasses the “life space”, the time spent outside of a provider’s office that includes the daily activities of beneficiaries. Health is established and maintained in the personal hours of one’s own life space.

The Performance Triad is a health education campaign to raise awareness of the importance of adequate sleep, physical activity, and good nutrition – and the collective impact these have on overall health and well-being as well as cognitive performance. The goal is to increase Army Family participation in the Performance Triad to enhance quality of life, performance, resiliency and Army readiness. It directly supports the Army’s Ready and Resilient Campaign. Health literacy is the first step towards changing behavior that sustains healthier choices.

Army Public Health Nursing is the proponent for information on the Performance Triad. For additional information on the Performance Triad visit the Public Health Command website at http://phc.amedd.army.mil/topics/healthyliving/Pages/PerformanceTriad.aspx.




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