Overview of the Center for Global Health Engagement

Evolving from its predecessor, the Center for Disaster and Humanitarian Assistance Medicine (CDHAM), the Center for Global Health Engagement (CGHE) has the expanded mission to Lead, Integrate and synchronize USU's Global Health Engagement (GHE) contributions to the Joint Force, Combatant Commands (CCMDs), Services, the Military Health System (MHS), and ultimately to national security objectives.

Our Vision: By the end of CY 2020, the CGHE will be internationally recognized as the pre-eminent U.S. Government (USG) institution for the development of effective GHE throughout the Department of Defense (DoD) and theh Uniformed Services.

CGHE provides a hub for GHE:

  • Thought leadership and knowledge
  • Strategic communications
  • Partnering
  • Operational support
  • Training and professional development
  • Research
  • Assessment, monintoring and evaluation

Our Value Proposition:

  • Mapping GHE activities in terms of geographic space and requirements
  • Providing a nexus for translation of GHE policy and operational capabilities
  • Fostering Unity of Voice
  • Aligning activities to the USU Stretegic Framework
  • Translating lessons learned to ensure value

CGHE works in the following areas to ensure coordination and development of GHE capabilities and programmatic planning to directly meet the needs of the DoD, Joint Staff, Geographic CCMDs and Services:


  • Expand medical readiness to improve the health and safety of warfighters while building trust and deepening relationships worldwide


  • Serve as a hub of knowledge for organizational partners and collaborators
  • Translate lessons learned to inform policy, requirements, resources and processes for future efforts
  • Further align activities to DoD GHE policy guidance


  • Extend programmatic coordination and execution
  • Provide a range of professional development, training, research and assessment capabilities