Fundamentals of Global Health Engagement- Norfolk, Va

Fundamentals of Global Health Engagement- Norfolk, Va

Date August 6 @ 8:00 am - August 8 @ 4:30 pm

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Course Goal
Enhance participant competency to develop and execute successful global health engagement (GHE) programs and activities.

A three-day 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 expertise and experience in many aspects of health. Participants in this course 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.

Target Audience
Military Health System and Public Health Service personnel expected to participate in GHE activities;
USG agency personnel seeking to understand DoD GHE better;
International military and civilian partners, representatives of academic institutions, and health personnel from non-governmental organizations with interest in GHE.

An interactive seminar-style format is used to present the content and skills critical to developing and conducting effective GHE programs and activities. Pre-course readings highlight documents that guide the conduct of GHE. The 3-day in-residence 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 will participate in a series of small group activities designed to reinforce and enhance the academic instruction.

Course Content
GHE Strategic Guidance and Rationale
Principles and Practices of GHE
GHE Stakeholders and Coordination
Strategic Planning for GHE
Health Context, Culture, and Communication
Functional Planning for GHE
Monitoring and Evaluation of GHE Programs
Humanitarian Assistance and Disaster Relief
One Health and Veterinary Stability Operations
Strategic and Health Risk Communication
Ethical Considerations in GHE

Additional Information
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. This course is approved to award AMA PRA Category 1 credit(s)™.

Questions? Contact us at or contact the local coordinator: Jeffrey Bolden:



August 6 @ 8:00 am
August 8 @ 4:30 pm


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