CGHE offers a variety of courses on global health security and DoD Global Health Engagement. Our courses serve a variety of experience levels, issue areas, and audiences. An overview of our available courses can be found below, and a full list of upcoming courses with dates and locations can be found on our website, cghe.usuhs.edu. For more information or to request enrollment in a course contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
Enhance participant competency to develop and execute successful global health engagement (GHE) programs and activities.
A three-day in-residence course to improve understanding of the full array of issues surrounding and shaping GHE. The Fundamentals of Global Health Engagement (FOGHE) course is taught by a diverse cadre of subject matter experts with experience in many aspects of health. Course participants will gain a greater understanding of 1) the strategic, operational and civil-military considerations in DoD GHE; 2) the framework for establishing the context of a health engagement; and 3) the components of planning, executing and monitoring the activity.
The course can be provided in-person or virtually, depending on needs and preferences of the hosting command/unit. The in-person version of this course is a three-day event (approx. 8 hours per day), utilizing small groups activities, while the virtual version is a five-day event (approx. 3 hours per day) with outside of class assignments and online discussion boards.
We use an interactive seminar-style format to present the content and skills critical to developing and conducting effective GHE programs and activities. This includes assigning pre-course readings that highlight documents that guide the conduct of GHE. The course then builds an awareness of a complex set of variables that shape the development of GHE programs and the key principles to planning and conducting a GHE activity. Students also participate in a series of small group activities designed to reinforce and enhance the academic instruction.
Those who will be assuming a Senior GHE leader or Planner role at the Combatant Commands (CCMDs) or Service Components will have a fundamental understanding of GHE and how to employ it as a security cooperation tool.
This is a new 2-day global health engagement training course is meant to be given in conjunction with FOGHE I.
Senior leaders and planners involved in GHE at CCMDs or Service Components. Suggested target ranks are E6-8 and O3-5. Most of the audience is expected to be active duty or full time Guard/Reserve personnel.
Enrollment is at the discretion of the Course Director and/or the Host Unit. There are no registration/course fees. Participants are responsible for all travel/attendance related costs.
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The Department of Defense (DoD), recognizes that global health and security are linked, and that DoD global health engagement (GHE) efforts address the intersection of these concerns. DoD GHE activities support U.S. national security objectives and defense security cooperation strategies to include force health protection and readiness, building partner capacity and interoperability, humanitarian assistance and foreign disaster relief; and nuclear, chemical and biological defense.
DoD GHE efforts are part of a whole-of-government approach, conducted in close coordination with various USG departments and agencies, such as the Departments of State (DoS), Health and Human Services (HHS) and its Centers for Disease Prevention and Control (CDC), Agriculture, and the United States Agency for International Development (USAID). The DoD also engages with non-governmental organizations, academia and private-sector organizations to achieve common objectives.
The Global Health Strategies for Security (GHSS) course, offered by Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences’ (USU’s) Center for Global Health Engagement (CGHE), is designed to explore the context for DoD GHE. This context includes the drivers and strategy for USG engagement in the global health space, the USG interagency, academic and non-governmental organizations, and case studies of current DoD GHE programs and activities.
At the conclusion of the course, students will be able to:
GHSS targets DoD line and medical personnel who may influence the planning, assessment, implementation, and evaluation of DoD GHE activities. Participation is welcomed and encouraged from international military partners, USG agencies, NGOs, and academia, who offer different perspectives and additional insight to the course learning objectives.
PREREQUISITE: DoD participants must present a FOGHE certificate along with their application.
GHSS is one-week graduate-level certificate course offered through USU's Center for Global Health Engagement. The course consists of a 10-hour pre-course reading and a 40-hour (5 working days) in-residence phase.
Acceptance to the course will require a brief description of the candidate’s position and rationale for attendance; participation in the course is selective and requires approval from the course director. There is no registration/course fee. Participants are responsible for travel and per diem expenses through their agency, command, unit, or personal funds. For additional questions or concerns, email us at firstname.lastname@example.org