The Armed Forces Wellness Center (AFWC) Quarterly Program Monitoring Report (QPMR) provides detailed program monitoring data for all AFWCs within the enterprise program. These data inform whether AFWCs are meeting established benchmarks, reaching their intended population, and delivering high-quality, standardized services to facilitate the fitness and readiness of our Force.
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The following metrics are included in this report:
Demographics: A summary of AFWC clients' gender, age, and status to describe who is participating in AFWC services, and determine if AFWCs are reaching the intended target population. The primary population for AFWCs is Active Duty Soldiers; however, the mission is also focused on supporting the Health of the Total Force, which includes Family Members, Retirees, Spouses, and Department of Defense (DoD) Civilians. This metric helps to ensure AFWCs are meeting that expectation as an enterprise and at the local installation.
Number of Unique Clients: A count of each individual who participates in at least one AFWC service, including metabolic testing, fitness testing, body composition analysis, biometrics, biofeedback, health coaching, and health education classes. This metric helps to ensure that AFWCs are seeing a variety of unique clients across each installation per quarter.
Number of Client Visits: A count of the overall number of AFWC visits during the reporting period. This metric helps to ensure clients are utilizing health and wellness services.
Utilization Rates: A measure of staff efficiency to determine whether AFWCs are meeting identified performance standards. Health Educators at fully implemented AFWCs (i.e., open for 1 year or longer) are expected to see 8.5 visits per day. This metric helps to ensure that AFWC staff is focused on the quantity, as well as the overall quality of appointments.
Musculoskeletal (MSK) Injury Risk: A measure to determine the extent to which Active Duty Soldiers who visit the AFWC for the first time meet the 2-mile run-time criteria for MSK injury risk. Reducing MSK injury rates among Soldiers remains a priority for Senior Leaders, and the 2-mile run-time criterion was established in order to systematically utilize AFWC services to improve Soldier injury risk and enhance readiness.
Client Satisfaction: A summary of AFWC clients' satisfaction survey data after participating in AFWC services to ensure AFWCs continue to deliver high-quality, standardized services. Client satisfaction rates are associated with the likelihood of clients returning for additional services within the AFWC, and the likelihood that they will refer other program beneficiaries.
OVERALL QUARTERLY SUMMARY FOR FY22 Q4
18,416 unique clients served by 33 AFWCs.
- 35,351 visits to 35 AFWCs.
- Overall ratio of
1.9 visits per unique client.
- Overall ratio of
2.1 services per visit.
- The overall utilization achieved for fully implemented AFWCs was
- Target (100% utilization) = 8.5 visits per Health Educator per day for fully implemented AFWCs (operational for ≥ 1 year).
- The measure of staff efficiency for fully implemented AFWCs in FY21Q4 (8.5 visits per day) is changed from previous quarters, where Health Educators were expected to see 10.5 visits per day.This revised formula will be used to measure staff efficiency for AFWC Health Educators at fully implemented AFWCs for the foreseeable future.
Utilization by Active Duty (AD) Soldiers Meeting Armed ForcesPhysical Fitness Test (APFT) 2-mile Run Time Criteria for Musculoskeletal (MSK) Injury Risk
48% of AD Soldiers who visited the AFWC for the first time during this reporting period met the criteria for MSK injury risk based on 2-mile run time.
Client Satisfaction Ratings
- Overall client satisfaction was high
- Majority of clients were male
(64%), Active Duty
(76%), and most were between the ages of 26 and 35
(38%), or 18 and 25
NOTE: The AFWCs continue to experience significant shifts in service delivery because of the Coronavirus 2019 (COVID-19) pandemic. This Quarterly Program Monitoring Report (QPMR) summarizes the FY22Q1 data, and demonstrates the AFWCs’ continued flexibility to adjust services, resume operations during the pandemic, and improve AFWC utilization.|
Utilization Achieved for Newly Implemented AFWCs (open for < 1 year)
(Target (100% Utilization) = 6.3 visits per Health Educator per day)
Data source: Armed Forces Wellness Center Health and Wellness Tracker – July 2022 export. The AFWC facilities with utilization over 100% have exceeded the target for the number of visits seen per Health Educator per day.
Utilization Achieved for Fully Implemented AFWCs (open for ≥ 1 year)
(Target (100% Utilization) = 8.5 visits per Health Educator per day)
source: Armed Forces Wellness Center Health and Wellness Tracker – July 2022 export. The AFWC facilities with utilization over 100% have exceeded the target for the number of visits seen per Health Educator per day. Utilization over 100% during and after FY21Q4 may be driven by the revised formula where the number of visits per Health Educator per day changed from 10.5 visits to 8.5 visits.
Percentage of Total AD Soldiers who Visited the AFWC for the First Time during the Reporting Period and Met APFT 2-mile Run-time Criteria for MSK Injury Risk