AUSA’s Army Matters Podcast

Family Voices: Optimizing the Health of the Army Family

October 19, 2020

Families are not an afterthought, but are key to the overall health and success of the Total Army. Experts from the Army Public Health Center join us today to discuss the findings of their soon-to-be-released report: “The Health of the Army Family: What We Know, What We Don’t, and What’s Next.” The data supports what our Army Families already know from lived experience, and offers concrete recommendations for all touchpoints in the military family lifecycle. The report supports overall readiness since Soldiers with happy, supported families are more likely to be retained.

  • Guests:
    • Laura Mitvalsky, Director, Health Promotion and Wellness at U.S. Army Public Health Center
    • Dr. Matthew Beymer, Principal Epidemiologist at U.S. Army Public Health Center, and Adjunct Assistant Professor at UCLA
    • Emily Warren, Program Evaluation Consultant - U.S. Army Public Health Center/ORISE Fellow at Office of the Deputy Chief of Staff, G-9 (Installations)
  • Host:
    • Patty Barron, AUSA’s Director of Family Readiness



Army Public Health Center
Web: Health of the Army Family
Facebook: @ArmyPublicHealth
Twitter: @USAPHC


Deputy Chief of Staff, G-9 (Installations), U.S. Army
Facebook: @soldierandfamilyreadiness
Twitter: @dcs_g9


Army Community Resource Guides


Army Community Services – a suite of family support services
Army Morale, Welfare and Recreation (MWR)
Facebook/Twitter: @FamilyMWR


Joint Advertising Market Research and Studies (JAMRS)
U.S. Department of Defense
Facebook/Twitter: @DeptofDefense


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