Health Promotion

Health Promotion

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Welcome to Health Promotion Strengthening the Forces: The CAF’s Health Promotion Program

As part of Health Services, DND is committed to the provision of comprehensive health promotion programming for the Canadian Armed Forces (CAF). The Strengthening the Forces (STF) health promotion program provides CAF leaders and personnel with the information, skills and tools necessary to promote and improve their health and well-being.

The health of CAF personnel is an essential and critical component of operational readiness. CAF personnel must be sufficiently healthy and physically fit to function effectively in very demanding, challenging and potentially dangerous situations. STF enables the CAF leadership to develop and sustain a strong, healthy and fit force, in an environment which supports a lifestyle dedicated to eating well, injury prevention, coping effectively and living addiction-free.
 
The Health Promotion Program is available to the entire defense team including CAF personnel, Regular and Reserve families as well as civilians who work on the base.