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CDP Presents: Human Performance Optimization (HPO): A Paradigm Shift to Improve Mental Health Care of Service Members

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Travis Lunasco
90 Minutes
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  • Wed, Aug 21, 2019 - 12:00p to 01:30p EDT


Human Performance Optimization (HPO), first released in 2007, now serves to fuel the
Department of Defense (DoD) efforts to realign the Military Health System (MHS) and
improve the treatment and care of Service Members. HPO offers a paradigm shift by changing
the way we look at and care for Service Members. For this presentation, we will use HPO to
explore the diversity of Service Members; and their psychological needs through their mission
essential tasks, unit culture, and mission environments to compliment psychological
performance, prevention, and restoration efforts. An overview of HPO and its underpinnings
will be presented, alongside case examples across the full spectrum of mental health care. In
addition, a brief introduction to the Consortium for Health and Military Performance (CHAMP)
and the Human Performance Resource Center (HPRC) will be provided.

Learning Objectives (one measurable objective per credit hour)

  1. Explain the Department of Defense’s paradigm shift to support Service Members health and performance needs.
  2. Describe the Department of Defense’s concepts of Human Performance Optimization (HPO) and Total Force Fitness (TFF).
  3. Identify strategies to integrate HPO and TFF into mental health service delivery.
  4. Describe the Consortium for Health and Military Performance (CHAMP) and the Human Performance Resource Center (HPRC)



Travis Lunasco's Profile

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Dr. Travis K. Lunasco is the Director of Human Performance Optimization (HPO) Future Operations and Senior Human Performance Optimization Integrator (HPO-I) at the Consortium for Health and Military Performance (CHAMP). Dr. Lunasco holds a Masters and Doctoral Degree in Psychology and completed his Residency and Post-doctoral Fellowship in Health Psychology at Tripler Army Medical Center in Hawaii. Dr. Lunasco served over 28 years both as a United States Marine and Airman to include combat deployments to Operation DESERT SHIELD AND DESERT STORM (1990-1991), Iraq (2007), and to Afghanistan (2010) in support of Operation ENDURING FREEDOM. Prior to his current position, Dr. Lunasco
served in a number of capacities to include clinical provider, program designer and manager, officer-in-charge and director, embedded and organic line asset, operational consultant, author, and educator. He currently resides with his family in Portland, Oregon.


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Issues or Concerns
If you have any issues or concerns, please address those to 301-816-4775 or  Center for Deployment Psychology
Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences, Department of Medical and Clinical Psychology, 4301 Jones Bridge Road, Bldg.
 11300-602, Bethesda, MD 20814-4799

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