Originally presented December 2020 at the AMSUS Annual Meeting (virtually)
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Presenters: Melissa Gliner, PhD; Kimberley Marshall-Aiyelawo, PhD – DHA/DOD
Chris Duke, PhD; Amanda Grifka, MA; and Chantell Frazier, PhD – Altarum Institute
CE/CME: 1.0 hour of credit
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Continuing Education Information
This continuing education activity is provided through collaboration between AMSUS and AffinityCE. This activity provides continuing education credit for physicians, physician assistants, nurses, nurse practitioners, pharmacists, and healthcare executives. A statement of participation is available to other attendees.
The Military Health System (MHS) is dedicated to population health management and engagement by encouraging healthy behaviors, increasing health resilience, and decreasing the likelihood of illness through focused prevention. Aligning with the MHS strategic goal of “Better Health” is the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) Healthy People 2020 (HP 2020) objective, as set of science-based, 10-year national health goals. HP 2020 is designed to identify the most significant preventable threats to health and reduce those threats in our national population. In this study, we utilize data from the Health Care Survey of DoD Beneficiaries (HCSDB) an annual, population-based DHA survey of all eligible beneficiaries, regardless of their health care utilization, to examine how active duty women within the MHS are performing in terms of the Healthy People 2020 goals. This study compares Active Duty women to their male and civilian population counterparts in terms of a subset of HP 2020 goals, including patient receipts of mammograms (40-49 year olds and over 50 year olds), pap test, prenatal care, annual flu shot, blood pressure testing, tobacco use, and obesity. Our initial results indicate in general, Active Duty women are healthier than the civilian population. Compared to Active Duty men, women are less likely to have ever smoked cigarettes or to currently smoke. Additionally, Active Duty women’s self-reported health (HRQOL) is more than 8 percentage points higher than the comparable HP 2020 HRQOL goal. Active Duty women’s self-reported health is lower than Active Duty men (88% and 91%, respectively) indicating there may be room for improvements in women’s health across the MHS. As the population of women in the military continues to grow, the DHA has increased focus on the gender-specific differences and health care needs for Active Duty women. This study provides important insights as to the health care needs of active duty women across the MHS and potential areas for improvement in terms of their health status both in military and civilian populations.
At the conclusion of this activity, participants will be able to:
1: Describe differences and trends in preventative health measures over time by gender
2: Identify trends and potential explanations for Active Duty womens preventative health measures that do not meet Healthy People 2020 objectives
3: Discuss how Healthy People 2020 objectives correlate with HRQoL measures for Active Duty women and discuss efforts to increase scores for the next decade of goals (Healthy People 2030)