The Center for Global Health Engagement

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.

As a Department of Defense (DoD) entity, the primary purpose of the Center for Global Health Engagement (CGHE) is to ensure national security by supporting the missions of the Joint Force through health related capabilities. The Defense Strategic Guidance states, “the United States will continue to lead global efforts with capable allies and partners…by strengthening international norms of responsible behavior and by maintaining relevant and interoperable military capabilities.” When coupling the notion of forward presence with a globally engaged force, the use of health emerges as an important and agile lever that can be employed across the range of military operations. The mutability of health touches all of us on a daily basis, from the personal need to ensure basic hygiene to the ubiquitous threat of pandemic disease or bioterrorist events affecting an entire population. Health can enable the readiness of our military while also enhancing the productivity of our workforce in a globalized economy. Health systems also provide critical infrastructure in a disaster relief setting, humanitarian assistance mission and/or stability operation. Likewise, health is the lifeblood of the CGHE as we strive to enhance the readiness of the warfighter; add value as leader in global health engagement (GHE) knowledge integration and research; and provide support through a range of health related capabilities. The spread of infectious diseases constitutes a growing risk, with the recent Ebola virus in West Africa serving as a prime example. The National Security Agenda states, “most countries have not yet achieved international core competencies for health security, and many lack sufficient capacity to prevent, detect, or respond to disease outbreaks.” As a global leader in this arena, the US, and specifically the DoD, has a duty to ensure the safety of its citizens by working to reduce infectious disease outbreaks worldwide as it did through implementation of Operation United Assistance (OUA) to combat the Ebola epidemic. CGHE’s primary purpose is to provide a hub for GHE thought leadership and knowledge; strategic communications and outreach; operational support; training and professional development; research; assessment, monitoring and evaluation. Located within the Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences’ (USU) Office of the President, CGHE is uniquely positioned to leverage the academic, training, research and operational efforts of GHE to support DoD, the Joint Force and the Military Health System. Since 1999, CGHE, through its predecessor the Center for Disaster and Humanitarian Assistance Medicine (CDHAM), has engaged over 3,000 government civilian and military officials in more than 50 countries, within every geographic Combatant Command (CCMD) Area of Responsibility (AOR). As such, CGHE is postured to mobilize valued subject matter expertise in all relevant areas for DoD GHE – disaster preparedness, humanitarian assistance, stability operations and security cooperation via capacity-building initiatives. CGHE intends to continue building on this legacy by expanding into new global health arenas for DoD in the coming years. Key stakeholders include DoD, the Joint Staff, CCMDs, Military Departments and the Services across the range of military health-related operations. CGHE’s global health engagement efforts also uphold a whole-of-government approach, conducted in close coordination with other US Government agencies. Relevant interagency stakeholders include but are not limited to the Department of State (DoS), Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS, inclusive of the US Public Health Service) and the United States Agency for International Development (USAID). CGHE also recognizes important academic partners such as the National Defense University and other external stakeholders to include non-governmental organizations as well as the private sector, which further enhance global health engagement objectives.

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Africom's Partnership Endures During COVID-19 Pandemic

“This program, and the medical capabilities it brings to the COVID-19 fight on the African continent, is a prime example of the unique, continuing commitment that U.S. Africa Command pledges to our Africa partners throughout Africa” #COVID19 #DoDGHE

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defense.gov As the world fights to contain the COVID-19 pandemic, the United States, through U.S. Africa Command, is doing its part to help African partner nations combat this new enemy.

CGHE is looking for a training coordinator (CTR position) for its #APRRP program! See below if interested and fit the profile #DoDGHE

http://ow.ly/WHYI50zcTyy

Proud of the 50,000 U.S. Department of Defense Service Members deployed around the country helping their fellow Americans. #USA

Proud of the 50,000 U.S. Department of Defense (DoD) Service Members deployed around the country helping their fellow Americans. #USA

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Senegal, Ghana employ medical training from U.S. military to respond to COVID-19

#DoDGHE in Action! APRRP joins the fight against #COVID-19 via the deployment of two Level 2 Hospitals (L2Hs) in Senegal and Ghana. CGHE supports USAFRICOM in managing the medical component of APRRP, a DoS-funded program. L2Hs were deployed in response to the growing #COVID-19 threat on the African continent.

https://share.america.gov/u-s-fights-coronavirus-worldwide-live-updates-2/

militarytimes.com Senegal and Ghana previously received one United Nations-level 2 mobile hospital each, thanks to the State Department's African Peacekeeping Rapid Response Partnership.

We are pleased to share our CGHE Annual Report 2019 with you. For more information about our Global Health Engagement activities, please email us at [email protected].

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Uniformed Services University’s Center for Global Health Engagement supports APRRP in Ghana, Senegal, Rwanda and Uganda.

The strong partnership between the United States of America and the Ghana Armed Forces (GAF) is at the forefront of combating COVID-19. To serve the people of Ghana, the GAF is deploying one state of the art Level II Field Hospital from two that Ambassador Stephanie Sullivan handed over February 4 this year on behalf of the United States. The donation was made through the U.S. Government’s Africa Peacekeeping Rapid Response Partnership (APRRP) program. The Ghana Armed Forces will deploy the hospital in the Greater Accra area as part of the Government of Ghana’s COVID-19 response.

Read more here: https://bit.ly/3bLOBgG

Over 200 USU students are graduating early to join the Military Health System as doctors and advanced practice nurses to fight against the global Coronavirus pandemic: bit.ly/33MhwhL

**Photo from 2015

Over 200 USU students are graduating early to join the Military Health System as doctors and advanced practice nurses to fight against the global Coronavirus pandemic: bit.ly/33MhwhL

**Photo from 2015

Attention healthcare providers: The newly-released DoD COVID-19 Practice Management Guide optimizes management of patients in clinical care and helps in decision-making during the Coronavirus pandemic ➡️ https://bit.ly/3ahjMQp

Attention healthcare providers: The newly-released DoD COVID-19 Practice Management Guide optimizes management of patients in clinical care and helps in decision-making during the Coronavirus pandemic ➡️ https://bit.ly/3ahjMQp

A huge thanks to USU faculty and alumni who led and assisted in its creation!

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‪In Tampa this week to deliver another Fundamentals of Global Health Engagement course!‬ CGHE delivered 20 FOGHE courses to more than 560 MHS professionals in 2019. For a full list of upcoming courses, visit www.usuhs.edu/cghe

Another week, another Fundamentals of Global Health Engagement course! The course explores the strategic, operational and civil-military considerations in planning, executing, and evaluating DoD GHE activities. This week, students in San Diego heard from Dr. Colin Chinn, retired U.S. Navy Admiral and former DHA J-9 Director, former USINDOPACOM Surgeon, and former Joint Staff Surgeon. For a full training schedule, visit us at www.usuhs.edu/cghe.

#DoDGHE in Action: CGHE successfully delivered 20 Fundamentals of Global Health Engagement courses to 560+ Military Health System professionals in 2019. In the past two weeks, our team delivered the course twice to members of the 3rd Medical Battalion in Okinawa, Japan!

#DoDGHE in Action: CGHE was in Ghana the past two weeks supporting the US Ambassador to Ghana and U.S. Africa Command (AFRICOM) during the Handover Ceremony of Level 2 Hospitals under the African Peacekeeping Rapid Response Partnership (APRRP).
http://ow.ly/t22S50ylUe2

#DoDGHE in Action: Conducting training to strengthen partner nations' ability to conduct disease prevention and control.

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CGHE Celebrates Three Years

Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences's Center for Global Health Engagement celebrates three years in support of DoD Global Health Engagement.

#DoDGHE #militarymedicine #globalhealth

linkedin.com CGHE celebrates its third anniversary this year as a leading center within the Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences. We are proud to highlight key achievements and initiatives which have contributed significantly to the effectiveness of military health engagements across the globe.

Happening now: CGHE is at Fort Bragg delivering its Fundamentals of Global Health Engagement course, hosted by the 2nd Security Forces Assistance Brigade. For a full course schedule go to www.usuhs.edu/cghe.

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View Opportunity | GRANTS.GOV

The FY'20 Global Health Engagement Research Initiative (GHERI) call for white papers is now posted on grants.gov: https://www.grants.gov/web/grants/view-opportunity.html?oppId=323568

CGHE is soliciting White Papers for research related to operational efforts that will meet the needs of the Joint Force in either:

1) Improving the understanding and/or execution of DoD GHE or

2) Utilizing DoD health research activities to engage partner nations in support of Theater Campaign Plan objectives.

GHERI is funded through Defense Health Program (DHP) RDT&E funds in accordance with guidance from OASD(HA) and DHA J-9.

GHERI Contact: [email protected].

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CGHE is at Defense Health Headquarters today delivering its Fundamentals of Global Health Engagement course! Pictures: Dr. (RADM, Ret.) Chinn at FOGHE today. For a full list of courses, visit us at www.usuhs.edu/cghe

The Global Health Strategies for Security application deadline is closing soon! Check our page www.usuhs.edu/cghe for details and for other GHE training opportunities.

Upcoming Global Health Strategies for Security dates are 20-24 April in Bethesda, MD! Interested in attending #GHSS2020? Click here to download the Application Form https://bit.ly/2MXysuR and send it along with your resume to [email protected]

For more information on the course itself, click here: https://www.usuhs.edu/cghe/event/global-health-strategies-security-ghss-course-bethesda-md

#DoDGHE in Action: The trial is a massive undertaking for the Army & a model of international and interagency collaboration. It involved many partners including the Thai Ministry of Public Health; the National Institutes of Health; and Sanofi Pasteur.

http://ow.ly/QT7M50xwBwQ

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LRMC staff targets to improve relationships, patient care with Ukrainian counterparts

#DoDGHE in Action: "The exercise, part of the Military Health System's Global Health Engagement initiative, allowed for the sharing of interdisciplinary best practices, standardization of processes and discussion of medical resources and capabilities."

army.mil LANDSTUHL, Germany -- Rehabilitation specialists from Landstuhl Regional Medical Center recently participated in a joint medical training exercise with their counterparts in the Ukrainian Ministry of Defence at a military hospital in Lviv, Ukraine, i...

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Network of researchers advancing warfighter readiness

#DoDGHE in Action: CGHE supports GEIS through the Combatant Commands Disease Surveillance Coordination Project, with brings together USG stakeholders to validate and prioritize their infectious disease efforts against CCMD priorities

http://ow.ly/XTUe50xzscd

health.mil In fiscal year 2020, GEIS awarded approximately $60 million to more than 20 DoD laboratories and U.S. government partners

Cmdr. Whiting recognized for his nursing leadership excellence at AMSUS 2019: “There’s tremendous gratification in helping the countries where we execute global health engagements to develop workable systems in their resource constrained environments.”

http://ow.ly/ZFNn50xwzvy

#TBT to the APRRP UN L2H Vendor Training in Senegal last month! CGHE supports US Africa Command, Surgeon’s office, in delivering APRRP medical activities in Rwanda, Uganda, Senegal, and Ghana. For more on the program: http://ow.ly/IZ3D50xldDh

CGHE Programs Dir LTC Ramsey opens APRRP's IMMHAC at the Rwanda Military Hospital in Kigali this week. APRRP builds African PNs’ capacity to rapidly deploy & sustain a UN-standard L1/L2 MTFs capable of providing medical support & care utilizing organic assets #DoDGHE

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On #VeteransDay, the Department of Defense salutes those who have served and sacrificed for America’s freedom. To get an exclusive look into today’s events ➡️ https://go.usa.gov/xpWQ7.

CGHE was in Ft Benning, GA this week, delivering its Fundamentals of Global Health Engagement (FOGHE) course to the 1st Security Forces Assistance Brigade. For more course dates, check our calendar of GHE training at www.usuhs.edu/cghe!

Upcoming Global Health Strategies for Security dates are 20-24 April in Bethesda, MD! Interested in attending #GHSS2020? Click here to download the Application Form https://bit.ly/2MXysuR and send it along with your resume to [email protected]

For more information on the course itself, click here: https://www.usuhs.edu/cghe/event/global-health-strategies-security-ghss-course-bethesda-md

CGHE held a watch party today to watch @AstroDrewMorgan answer questions from the @Space_Station. So proud to be part of this Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences event and to have been able to submit questions! #USUspacechat

A day well spent escorting the #UAE delegation to observe #OperationBushmaster and watch our fearless Uniformed Services University 4th year students in action on their last day. A great opportunity for our DVs to meet with our ASD for Health Affairs and newly appointed DHA Director too! #DoDGHE

All CGHE hands on deck today in Atropia’s Galaghan village! Supporting Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences’ Operation Bushmaster.

CGHE is ready to roll for Operation Bushmaster 2019!

If it ain't raining, it ain't training. #ThrowbackThursday
(USU charter class of 1980 field exercise)

We are ready to offer support to the people of Atropia to build trust and deepen professional medical relationships with partner nations and advance U.S. national security objectives!

USU’s Operation Bushmaster is underway and CGHE is proud to support year after year.

Hooah! USU students getting ready for deployment to Atropia this weekend. (aka it's Operation Bushmaster time!)

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USU Alumna Making an Impact on Community, Global Health

#DoDGHE in Action! USU Alumna Making an Impact on Community, Global Health Engagement!

https://usupulse.blogspot.com/2019/09/usu-alumna-making-impact-on-community.html

usupulse.blogspot.com The Pulse: the online source for news and updates from the Uniformed Services University

#DoDGHE in Action!

The #AFRICOM Office of the Command Surgeon invited various U.S. agencies to participate in the first ever Infectious Disease Strategic Planning Workshop to discuss infectious disease prevention and response in #Africa.

Read more... https://go.usa.gov/xVPSY

CDC USAID - US Agency for International Development Defense Threat Reduction Agency (DTRA) State Department- Bureau of International Security and Nonproliferation

Check out our 2018 Annual Report for the latest on our continued efforts to raise awareness on #DoDGHE and support Combatant Commands in their daily efforts to execute their mission!

http://ow.ly/b2aR50w5qik

CGHE was in Cheyenne this week delivering its Fundamentals of Global Health Engagement to the Wyoming National Guard.

The National Guard is an important stakeholder in #DoDGHE, especially through their work in the State Partnership Program (SPP). Through SPP, the National Guard conducts military-to-military engagements in support of defense security goals but also leverages whole-of-society relationships and capabilities to facilitate broader interagency and corollary engagements spanning military, government, economic and social spheres. This includes health engagements!

For the latest course schedule, please visit us at www.usuhs.edu/CGHE and check our GHE training.

CGHE is pleased to share its 2018 Annual Report with the #DoDGHE community! Click here to read: http://ow.ly/r32550vW9ON Follow us on Facebook, Twitter, and LinkedIn for the latest GHE training and engagements! Email us at [email protected] for more info.

CGHE is pleased to share with the #DoDGHE community its 2018 Annual Report. Please contact us at [email protected] to get a copy or check out our website www.usuhs.edu/cghe soon for more information!

"I am a DoD Global Health Engagement advocate and will ensure that we have a standing research allocation for #DoDGHE" - Acting Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense for Health Readiness Policy and Oversight Dr. Terry M. Rauch at the #DoDGHE breakout session today #MHSRS2019

CGHE Director CAPT Shiau sets the stage for the “What’s New in Global Health Engagement?” breakout session at #MHSRS2019 #DoDGHE

HAPPENING NOW: CGHE presents its poster on its Combatant Command Disease Surveillance Coordination Project as part of the poster session titled "What's New in #DoDGHE?" at #MHSRS2019! For more info: http://ow.ly/gvep50vDgcl

CGHE is at #MHSRS2019! Stay tuned to our #DoDGHE poster session at 1000 & panel discussion at 1500 tomorrow. Looking forward to seeing everyone there! But first, a look at Assistant Secretary of Defense for Health Affairs [@DoDHealth] Mr McCaffery's remarks this morning.

Who We Are

The Center for Global Health Engagement is a Uniformed Services University-based center that provides Department of Defense Global Health Engagement (DoD GHE)-related support to the Joint Force, Combatant Commands (CCMDs) and the Services.

OUR MISSION: Provide operational support to the DoD GHE Enterprise to meet national security objectives.

OUR VISION: By end of CY 2021, CGHE will be globally recognized as a leading center for DoD GHE.

Leadership & Service: CGHE provides programmatic support, which includes but is not limited to: contributing to advising, planning, and execution of DoD GHE activities; liaising with partner nations; building health systems capacity through training; and providing DoD GHE subject matter expertise.

Education & Training: We offer a range of GHE training opportunities, provided to military health system professionals at the request of their units. These include Fundamentals of Global Health Engagement, Global Health Strategies for Security, and courses adapted to each CCMD according to their needs and capacity.

Research & Scholarship: CGHE manages the GHE Research Initiative portfolio, which funds GHE Research and attempts to fill research gaps in support of CCMD TCP objectives. CGHE also provides Assessment, Monitoring, and Evaluation support to CCMDs and other GHE stakeholders, providing the means to collect, analyze, and exploit engagement data in order to enhance decision-making, documentation, accountability and process improvement pertaining to the execution of GHE activities.

For more information, email us at [email protected]

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