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Defense Health Agency

"On October 1, 2013, the Department of Defense established the Defense Health Agency (DHA) to manage the activities of the Military Health System. These activities include those previously managed by TRICARE Management Activity (TMA), which was disestablished on the same date. During the next several months, all TMA websites will change to reflect the new DHA. We appreciate your patience during this transition."

Health Related Behavior Survey - Active Duty Service Members

The Office of the Assistant Secretary of Defense for Health Affairs (ASD/HA) in coordination with TRICARE Management Activity (TMA) is sponsoring this survey.

The purpose of this study is to assess health behaviors that have the potential to impact readiness and to assess the overall well being of the Armed Forces. The Department of Defense (DoD) uses data from the Health Related Behavior (HRB) Survey to improve education, training, treatment, and counseling to support the Services and optimize individual and overall health status and fitness.

This is an anonymous survey. If you are selected to participate, please be as accurate and honest as possible. The questionnaire contains items about diet, exercise, drug, alcohol, tobacco use, gender-specific issues, oral health, safety and deployment.

The DoD has been conducting this survey since 1980, the current 2011 survey is the 12th iteration. The survey will be administered on-site at selected installations and for the 1st time via the internet.

TMA/Defense Health Cost Assessment Program Evaluation has contracted with ICF International to conduct this survey.

2011 Final HRB active Duty Survey Executive Summary

2011 Health Related Behaviors of Active Duty Survey Questions

Letters of support from the ASD/HA and each of the Services are linked below:

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