Army Medicine Strategic Framework- Create Capacity, Enhance Diplomacy, Improve Stamina.
To move from a healthcare system to a system for Health, Army Medicine must impact the determinants of health - those lifestyle choices, social and environmental factors that contribute to overall health - that are at the heart of the Lifespace. Our success in doing this rests on our ability to create capacity, enhance diplomacy and improve stamina.
Our collective ability to develop the capabilities and core competencies necessary to deliver services and programs that improve healthcare, influence overall health, and make Army Medicine a strategic enabler for the Anny in the future environment. This includes optimization, innovation, and organizational learning. Creating capacity is about increasing our ability to influence health and readiness. It includes the delivery of healthcare and the development of new methods to impact our beneficiaries' Lifespace, ground-breaking research and innovative training and education, and the global reset of healthcare forces to support the Army's and the nation's strategic defense priorities. However, building capacity is not about simply doing more, it is about doing things better. In a fiscally constrained environment building more facilities or hiring more people is not tenable. Army Medicine must innovate. Army Medicine must learn and grow as an organization. Army Medicine must use its existing resources and proliferation of knowledge management to create value for our beneficiaries and the Army. We must rely on evidence-based practices to deliver efficacious services to our patients in a consistent manner. By doing this we can eliminate unnecessary services and create capacity for new modes of care and intervention. We have been maintaining, restoring, and improving health for 237 years, this is our mandate. But like other national healthcare systems, we have focused more on restoring health and treating patients when there is a problem rather than maintaining and improving their overall health status and reducing the need for restorative care. To get from healthcare to health, we must refine our abilities and increase our reach. Maintaining Health, Restoring Health, Improving Health- MRI- these are our major of lines of effort for creating capacity.
Videos of individual Fort Meade MEDDAC / Kimbrough Ambulatory Care Center Team Members discussing how they are meeting the Army Surgeon General’s Army Medicine Strategy 2020 Strategic Imperatives.