The Programs and Joint Force Support Division provides support, services and guidance to the Department of Defense (DoD), the United States Government (USG) and international stakeholders in the planning and execution of global health engagements, the innovation of new and more effective programs, and the dissemination of knowledge and best-practices across the enterprise.
Through the Programs and Joint Force Support Division, Geographic Combatant Commands, Service Component Commands, and other DoD and USG agencies are able to tap into a network of global health experts who can assist in shaping more effective and sustainable global health engagement activities.
Areas of support include:
• Allied and partner nation health engagements and exercises.
• Appropriate use of health as a security cooperation tool.
• Public health systems, capacity building and training.
• Disaster and emergency preparedness, training and management.
• Pandemic and infectious disease preparedness.
• Humanitarian assistance medicine.
• Health threat mitigation.
• Force health protection and readiness.
• International health conferences, symposia and seminars.
In addition to subject matter expert support, the Programs and Joint Force Support Division develops and executes a range of global health programs on behalf of, and in partnership with, DoD and USG organizations to meet identified needs and support security cooperation and foreign policy objectives. CGHE’s focus is on sustainable, capacity-building health activities that can demonstrate true impact for partner nations and significant value-added to the DoD and USG. Existing programs include:
The African Peacekeeping Rapid Response Partnership
CGHE support US Africa Command's (USAFRICOM) involvement in the African Peacekeeping Rapid Response Partnership (APRRP) initiative by building African partner countries’ capacity to rapidly deploy and sustain a UN-standard Level 1 and/or Level 2 Medical Treatment Facility (L1MTF/L2MTF) capable of providing medical support and care utilizing organic assets.
The Cooperative Biological Engagement Program
CGHE supports the Defense Threat Reduction Agency’s (DTRA) Cooperative Biological Engagement Program (CBEP). CBEP works to improve biological safety and security, strengthen biological risk management, and enhance surveillance for especially dangerous and emerging pathogens that may threaten public health. CGHE and CBEP share a common goal of facilitating medical and public health education and research within US DoD mission areas to bolster global health security activities.
The Pacific Asia India Resilience Program
US Pacific Command (USPACOM) has partnered with CGHE to implement the Pacific Asia Infia Resilience Program (PAIR) disaster preparedness program with the Government of Timor-Leste. PAIR is a multi-step, multi-year engagement program designed to support a Partner Nation in meeting its current resilience commitments. Achieving these commitments will result in a more stable partner in the region, and will reduce future requests to USPACOM for disaster assistance.