Fundamentals of Global Health Engagement - Fort Carson, CO
Fundamentals of Global Health Engagement (FOGHE) - Fort Carson, Colorado
December 10-12, 2019
Host Unit: Security Assistance Force Brigade
FOGHE is a three-day course administered by Uniformed Services University’s (USU’s) Center for Global Health Engagement (CGHE) and intended to enhance understanding of the full array of issues surrounding and shaping Department of Defense (DoD) Global Health Engagement (GHE). The FOGHE course is taught by a diverse cadre of subject matter experts with expertise and experience in a variety of health engagement settings. Participants in this course will gain a greater understanding of the strategic, operational, and civil-military considerations in DoD GHE to include a framework for establishing the context of a health engagement and then planning, executing, and monitoring the activity. This course utilizes an interactive seminar-style, where students will participate in a series of small group activities/projects designed to reinforce and enhance the academic instruction.
Understand how DoD GHE supports national security strategies and regional security objectives.
- Identify the complex components of DoD GHE.
- Recognize the elements of designing, planning, executing and evaluating DoD GHE.
Participants who seek to understand or are expected to participate in DoD GHE activities. Participants can fall among the following groups:
- Military Health System and Public Health Service personnel
- USG agency personnel
- International military and civilian partners
- Representatives of academic institutions
- Health personnel from non-governmental organizations
Students must complete the following readings prior to attendance in the course. Instructors will reference and discuss these readings and students will be expected to be familiar with the concepts found in the readings. Pre-course readings highlight published articles and documents that guide the conduct of DoD GHE and provide a broad overview and basic understanding of DoD GHE, enablers, and challenges to program/activity selection, planning, execution, and evaluation. No paper materials are provided during the in-residence FOGHE course. Students who wish to have hard-copy documents available to review during class should download and print the materials they wish to have during class.
- DoD Instruction 2000.30: Global Health Engagement (GHE) Activities
- Cullison, T.R., Beadling, C.W., and Erickson, E. (2016). Global Health Engagement: A Military Medicine Core Competency. Joint Force Quarterly. Vol 80: Qtr 1. 54-61
- Wilson, R.L., Moawad, F.J., and Hartzell, J.D. (2015). Lessons for Conducting Health Development at the Tactical Level. Military Medicine. Vol 180. 368-373.
- Leclerc-Madlala, S. and Alobaidi, M. (2016). Sharpening Our Cultural Tools for Improved Global Health Engagement. Joint Force Quarterly. Vol 82: Qtr 3. 86-90.
- Quinnan, G.V. Jr. (2016). The Future of Department of Defense Global Health Engagement. Joint Force Quarterly. Vol 80: Qtr 1. 37-44.
- Kirk, H.C. IV. And Hernandez, A. (2017). Access to Africa: Setting the Theater for Long-Term Strategic Success. Army Magazine. November 2017. 32-37.
Prior to arriving for the course, students should make an effort to use their available resources to answer the following two questions:
- What is the overall theater strategy for your Combatant Command or component command?
- What health lines of effort might support the achievement of the previously identified strategic objectives?
The following readings will be referenced during the course and discussed at the beginning of Day 2 and Day 3:
- Day 2: Murphy, S. (2011). Military Health Engagement - Lest We Forget. Military Medicine.
- Day 3: Waller, S.G. (2016). The Missing Link in Military Global Health Engagement. Military Medicine.
Continuing Medical Education
This course is approved to award approximately 19 AMA PRA Category 1 credit(s)™. Upon completion of the course students should log on to the CME website at https://education.mods.army.mil/cme/secured to claim their CME credit. Instructions to claim your CME credit can be found here.
Enrollment is at the discretion of the Course Director and/or the Host Unit. There is no registration/course fee. Participants are responsible for all travel/attendance related costs.
Point of Contact
USU/CGHE: Garcelle Alequine, firstname.lastname@example.org