CGHE Overview

The Center for Global Health Engagement's (CGHE's) mission is to provide operational support to the Department of Defense (DoD) Global Health Engagement (GHE) enterprise to meet national security objectives. CGHE was formally created in January 2016, with an implementing organization defined in February 2016, and a charter established in April 2016. The Center operates in accordance with the USU 2019-2023 Strategic Plan and provides direct support across USU’s three Mission Domains: Education; Research and Scholarship; and Leadership and Leader Development, all while striving to enhance force readiness. 

CGHE provides a GHE hub for:

  • Thought leadership and knowledge
  • Strategic communications
  • Partnering
  • Operational support
  • Education and Training
  • Research
  • Assessment, monitoring, and evaluation

Mission & Vision

Our Mission

The mission of the Center for Global Health Engagement (CGHE) is to provide operational support to the Department of Defense (DoD) Global Health Engagement (GHE) enterprise to meet national security objectives. We accomplish this by providing a hub for GHE thought leadership and knowledge; operational support to the Joint Force; education and training; research and scholarship; and assessment, monitoring, and evaluation.

Our Vision

By the end of calendar year 2021, CGHE will be globally recognized as a leading institution for the DoD GHE enterprise.  




Contact Us:

6720B Rockledge Dr Suite 350
Bethesda, MD 20817

On site parking is available.

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