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News | Nov. 9, 2022

Navy Medicine Readiness and Training Command Jacksonville and its training units earn Navy Surgeon General Blue H Health Promotion and Wellness award

By Yan Kennon, Public Affairs, Naval Hospital Jacksonville

Navy Medicine Readiness and Training Command (NMRTC) Jacksonville, and its training units, have earned the Navy Surgeon General's Blue H — Health Promotion and Wellness Award for 2021.

“Receiving the Blue H award is an honor and a testament to the hard work and dedication of our active duty and civilian staff, who provide world-class care to our nation’s heroes — past and present — and their families,” said Capt. Sharon House, NMRTC Jacksonville commander and Naval Hospital Jacksonville director.  “Health promotion is a critical part of ensuring that our Warfighters have the best readiness and health in the world.”

NMRTC Jacksonville received the award’s highest recognition — Gold Star level.  All NMRTC Jacksonville training units also earned the Blue H award; Navy Medicine Readiness and Training Unit (NMRTU) Mayport — the Silver Eagle, and NMRTUs Albany, Key West, and Kings Bay — Bronze Anchor.

The Blue H Award recognizes excellence in clinical primary prevention services, community health promotion, and medical staff health.  The award assesses responsible drinking, violence and injury free living, healthy eating, active living, psychological health, sexual health, tobacco free living, and weight management.

Only 382 Navy and Marine Corps active and reserve units were selected for the prestigious Blue H award for 2021.

To find out more about Navy wellness programs, contact your local Wellness Center or Health Promotions, or visit the Navy and Marine Corps Public Health Center at

Naval Hospital Jacksonville and Navy Medicine Readiness and Training Command Jacksonville deliver health care and readiness.  NH Jacksonville and its five branch health clinics serve 175,000 active duty, active duty family members, and retired service members, including 57,000 patients enrolled with a primary care manager.  NMRTC Jacksonville and its five units support warfighters' medical readiness to deploy and clinicians' readiness to save lives.  To learn more, visit:

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