Fundamentals of Global Health Engagement - Stuttgart, Germany - CANCELLED

Fundamentals of Global Health Engagement - Stuttgart, Germany - CANCELLED

Date June 1 @ 8:00 am - June 5 @ 4:30 pm

This course has been cancelled. Please contact the POC below if you have any follow-up questions.

Fundamentals of Global Health Engagement (FOGHE) - Stuttgart, Germany

*This iteration includes FOGHE II.

June 1-5, 2020



Regisration via the link above does not guarantee your seat. Participation in this course is selective and requires approval from the course director. Notification of acceptance will be emailed by April 15th, 2020. If you have a last minute cancellation, please contact Ms. Alequine at


FOGHE I 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.

FOGHE II is a new 2-day global health engagement training course is meant to be given in conjunction with FOGHE I. The target audience for this course include, senior leaders and planners involved in GHE at CCMDs or Service Components.  Suggested target ranks are E6-8 and O3-5.  Most of the audience is expected to be active duty or full time Guard/Reserve personnel.

Course Objectives

 Understand how DoD GHE supports national security strategies and regional security objectives.

  1. Identify the complex components of DoD GHE.
  2. Recognize the elements of designing, planning, executing and evaluating DoD GHE.

Target Audience 

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 

Pre-Course Readings

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.

Prior to arriving for the course, students should make an effort to use their available resources to answer the following two questions:

  1. What is the overall theater strategy for your Combatant Command or component command?
  2. What health lines of effort might support the achievement of the previously identified strategic objectives?

In-Course Readings 

The following readings will be referenced during the course and discussed at the beginning of Day 2 and Day 3:

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 to claim their CME credit. Instructions to claim your CME credit can be found here.

Additional Information 

There is no registration/course fee. Participants are responsible for all travel/attendance related costs.

Point of Contact

USU/CGHE: Garcelle Alequine,


June 1 @ 8:00 am
June 5 @ 4:30 pm


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