Army Case Study HOOAH4HEALTH.com
A prime example of CVNI's thorough and efficient approach to Government solutions is our participation in the U.S. Army HOOAH4HEALTH.com program. Sponsored by several Army branches, and used by both soldiers and their families, HOOAH4HEALTH.com is the U.S. Army's health information and interactive self-help site.
During initial prototyping, the HOOAH4HEALTH.com Program Team created three preliminary site designs and CVNI implemented a survey system tied to a SQL-Server database to capture comments and preferences from Army personnel in the many participating Government branches. Each visitor's vote was stored in the database while a real-time email report of their comments was sent to the designers with an updated vote tally. This clean and effective use of server-based applications greatly aided in defining HOOAH4HEALTH.com's final design.
CVNI has developed 100% of the programming, maintains over 1,000 pages daily, and hosts this popular site. We are also actively involved with the HOOAH4HEALTH.com Team and Army commanders to define content area expansion, outline and execute strategic milestones, and develop cost effective budget and scheduling for this site and its off-shoot products for fiscal years 2004 - 2009.
Army sponsors applaud HOOAH4HEALTH.com as a valuable emergency and deployment readiness tool. In response to the terrorist attacks of September 11, 2001, the HOOAH4HEALTH.com Team released a new section of information within 3 hours of the first attack. Additionally, by September 15 the Team posted troop deployment information previously scheduled for January 2002 release. CVNI has maintained the same response time for critical information needs during subsequent deployment and war operations.
The HOOAH4HEALTH.com off-shoot products include:
- U.S. Army H4HChallenge.com, a correspondence course that provides successful participants with retirement credit. The H4H Challenge is being planned for DOD-wide implementation.
- U.S. Army Annual Health Certification Questionnaire (an access restricted site). The AHCQ survey, database storage, and reporting system will allow military personnel to participate in regularly scheduled health risk assessments on-line. Health certification information is stored and managed in a secure database and accessible on a tiered, need-to-know basis meeting both Government security and HIPAA privacy security requirements. CVNI professionals provided project and strategic planning in addition to front- and back-end development and implementation.
- U.S. Army H4H Nutrition & Fitness Diary System, which makes use of USDA nutrition databases to analyze the nutritional content of users' daily food intake as well as the amount of calories expended due to exercise.
- U.S. Army H4H CD-ROMs for health education and promotional use.
The HOOAH4HEALTH.com Team has grown and now consists of three companies, including CVNI who is a founding H4H team member.