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Hanscom CHPS offers virtual resources, summer health hazards

The Air Force Civilian Health Promotion Services is now offering virtual health and wellness resources to the workforce at www.USAFWellness.com.

The Air Force Civilian Health Promotion Services is now offering virtual health and wellness resources to the workforce at www.USAFWellness.com.

HANSCOM AIR FORCE BASE, Mass. – The Air Force Civilian Health Promotion Services is now offering virtual health and wellness resources to the workforce.

The CHPS program offers federal civilians a multitude of services that improve productivity, promote healthy living and enhance the quality of life through screenings and educational classes. While Department of Defense civilians are eligible for all resources, many are also available to military members.

“Our goal is to facilitate a healthy living and working environment for the base community,” said Britni Bredeweg, Hanscom’s Civilian Health Promotion coordinator.

Bredeweg came onboard earlier this year as the installation’s full-time coordinator, and said that while she isn’t able to support in-person screenings at this time, the majority of resources are available virtually and at www.USAFWellness.com.

“We are still able to provide virtual health assessments, and our educational classes have been added to the CHPS video library,” she said.

The classes have been condensed to 15-minute videos and feature a full spectrum of wellness topics like food prep, exercise, stress management and mindfulness, said Bredeweg.

The CHPS program is also offering tips to avoid summer health hazards throughout the month of July. Personnel can access resources for lawn mower safety, outdoor meal prepping, signs of skin cancer and staying cool and hydrated.

If members don’t find what they’re looking for, Bredeweg said her office is available to help connect with local and virtual resources.

 “We want the community to know that we’re here for them and ready to help get them the resources they need,” she said.

More information can be found at the webpage above or by contacting Hanscom CHPS at Britni.a.bredeweg.ctr@mail.mil.