Training and Education

CGHE Training and Education

Through several external courses and programs, CGHE provides training for personnel within the Department of Defense (DoD) Global Health Engagement (GHE) enterprise as well as interagency and international partners to promote greater understanding of DoD GHE. CGHE also supports various education and training activities within the Uniformed Services University (USU).

The Fundamentals of Global Health Engagement I (FOGHE I) course is a three-day awareness-level course designed to prepare Military Health System professionals to better conduct GHE activities. The Fundamentals of Global Health Engagement II (FOGHE II) course is two-day global health engagement training course meant to be delivered in conjunction with FOGHE I. This course targets Senior GHE leaders and planners at the Combatant Command or Service Component level to provide them with a fundamental understanding of how to employ GHE as a security cooperation tool. 

The Global Health Strategies for Security Course (GHSS), held annually each spring in the Washington, DC metro area, is a one-week course designed to develop an in-depth understanding of DoD GHE, outline civil and military considerations at the nexus of global health and security, and foster a whole-of-government approach to strengthening U.S. Government (USG) global health activities. Attendees include representatives from Combatant Commands, Services, USG interagency, and partner nations.

CGHE also supports USU faculty and students through varied activities, from teaching global health courses to supporting USU’s premier medical field practicum, Operation Bushmaster, through the provision of subject matter experts and the planning and execution of a simulated Global Health Engagement.

The Center also supports the Military Medical Humanitarian Assistance Course (MMHAC), a two-day course taught at eight sites nationwide. MMHAC provides health care professionals with the tools and skills needed to manage vulnerable patient populations, especially infants and children, in austere disaster and crisis situations. Click here for more information on this course.

Recognizing the dynamic nature of DoD GHE, CGHE engages in continuous improvement of its courses in order to stay up to date and ensure its courses meet the needs of the Joint Force. For more information, please reach out to us at: cghe-education@usuhs.edu