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This chapter summarizes key findings and implications emerging from analyses presented in earlier chapters of this book that draw from the 1980 to 2008 Department of Defense (DoD) Surveys of Health Related Behaviors Among Active Duty Military Personnel (HRB surveys). Following a brief background discussion, the chapter reviews analyses from the 2008 HRB survey of the correlates and predictors of substance abuse, physical health problems, and mental health problems among active duty military service members. This is followed by a discussion of how the health and behavioral health of our active duty service members jointly impact their productivity and readiness as shown by our model of productivity loss. It then considers study limitations, examines programmatic approaches of the military to address challenges of service members, and describes significant issues requiring further research.

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Bray, R.M., Hourani, L.L., Williams, J., Lane, M.E., Marsden, M.E. (2014). Summary and Implications of Findings. In: Understanding Military Workforce Productivity. Springer, New York, NY. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-0-387-78303-1_7

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