New initiative by the DoD to help military families find local resources

Working towards Healthy, Ready, and Resilient Military Communities.

The Building Healthy Military Communities (BHMC) pilot is a multi-year initiative that aims to better understand unique challenges faced by geographically dispersed Service Members and their families that may impact their readiness, resiliency, and well-being.

The Department of Defense (DoD) is committed to supporting the health and well-being of Service Members and their families. Many Service members live off of installations, creating a unique set of challenges in accessing resources. The DoD launched the BHMC pilot in response to Senate Report 114-63, which calls for a pilot that addresses the “enhancement of recruitment, retention, readiness, and resilience” of the total force.

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