This June, U.S. Army Garrison Stuttgart wants to develop a deeper understanding of issues that relate to community members’ thoughts on quality of life, health, safety, and readiness.
To do so, there is an installation-wide survey to assess our quality of life, and how we can improve community health, wellness, readiness, and resiliency. To explain the Community Strengths & Themes Assessment (CSTA) Survey for USAG Stuttgart, the Stuttgart Citizen talked with Andy Munsterman, USAG Stuttgart’s Community Readiness & Resilience Integrator, who shares survey information the importance of the Commander’s Ready and Resilient Council.
StuttgartCitizen.com: What exactly is the Commander’s Ready and Resilient Council or CR2C?
Andy Munsterman: The Commander’s Ready and Resilient Council is a forum that meets quarterly to look at the community health in five areas that are important to the community.These areas include physical, emotional,
spiritual, family, and social health.The CR2C is composed of leaders who have the resources to support the community in focused areas in terms of community health. For Stuttgart, the CR2C Senior Responsible Officer is Maj. GenJoe Jarrard. He provides leadership and oversight for our five Working Groups:
SC: What is the role of the working groups?
AM: We have the Physical and Psychological Working Group that covers Medical, Dental, and Behavioral Health, as well as the Army Wellness Center and the Fitness Center. We also have the Family and Social Working groups that look at how we support our Families in Stuttgart and finally we have the Spiritual Working Group that looks at the Spiritual/Religious health of our community, as well as moral-ethical training.
SC:What can you tell us about the the survey?
AM: Every two years the Army asks the Stuttgart CR2C to conduct a survey called the Community Strengths and Themes Assessment (the acronym is CSTA).
The purpose of this Installation-wide survey to assess our quality of life, and how we can improve community health, wellness, readiness, and resiliency.
This is especially relevant since COVID has really changed our community. The Survey only takes about 10 minutes, but will provide the Commander’s Ready and Resilient Council valuable
information on areas we can focus on to promote health across the board.
SC: How can community members take the CSTA survey?
AM: The CSTA Survey can be accessed right here on StuttgarCitizen.com. The Survey is open now, and will be available until June 30. Our goal is to have about 400 people take part. We would love it if community members can take the survey and continue to help us make Stuttgart a great place to live, work, and raise Families!