CGHE heads to Fort Detrick for Global Health Engagement Course

CGHE heads to Fort Detrick for Global Health Engagement Course

On 8 June 2016, the CGHE Training & Professional Development Division wrapped a three-day course on the Fundamentals of Global Health Engagement (FOGHE) at Fort Detrick, Maryland. This latest iteration of the course was attended by 17 medical logistics planners, who found the material new and interesting because of its global outlook and health focus.

Ft. Detrick

Official Army graphic. Entrance gate to Fort Detrick

The FOGHE course is intended to enhance understanding of the full array of issues surrounding and shaping Global Health Engagement (GHE). Participants gain a greater grasp of the strategic, operational, and civil-military considerations in the Department of Defense’s (DoD) GHE, to include a framework for establishing the context of a health engagement and then planning, executing, and monitoring the activity.

Course offerings included GHE principles as well as stakeholders, coordination, and strategic planning. Participants also learned the basics of veterinary health engagement, health culture, context and communications, Monitoring & Evaluation, humanitarian assistance and disaster relief, as well as strategic and health risk communications and ethical considerations.

The FOGHE course is aimed to enhance the learning of Military Health System professionals and students for the development and conduct of DoD GHE activities. It is taught on location at the unit’s request with no registration costs, with participants funding travel and lodging.

CGHE is a leader in educating DoD and non-DoD partners in areas of global health engagement (GHE) planning, initiation, and sustainment. For more information on training offered by the CGHE, contact Laura Singer at lsinger@cghe.org.