Preventive Medicine provides comprehensive public health support to counter environmental, occupational disease threats to the health and readiness of Army Units and installation personnel.
Preventive medicine services include
Lyster Army Health Clinic Heat Stress Index Information Line
The WetBulb Globe Temperature (WBGT) is a measure of the heat stress in direct sunlight, which takes into account: temperature, humidity, wind speed, sun angle and cloud cover (solar radiation). This differs from the heat index, which takes into consideration temperature and humidity and is calculated for shady areas. For this information, please call (334) 255-7744.
Food Handler's Course
Planning a fundraiser serving food? Be sure to ensure you and your team have an up-to-date Food Handler's Course certificate. Contact the Lyster Environmental Health team at (334) 255-7930 to schedule a class. Food Handler's Course should be updated annually.
Civilian Fitness Program
The Civilian Fitness Program is a one-time enrollment Department of the Army (DA) approved program in which full-time civilians employed by the Army are encouraged to engage in regular program of exercise and other positive health habits. The goal is to initiate and maintain healthy behavioral changes via pre and post assessments with the utilization of exercise, nutrition, and wellness programs available on Fort Novosel. Supervisors may approve up to 3 one-hour wellness/fitness sessions each week during normal work hours for a consecutive 6 month period.