Global Health Engagement Update

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As summer winds down, I want to take the opportunity to share the Navy Office of Global Health Engagement’s (GHEO) progress on our objectives and the future of Navy GHE.

Our office has been writing about the Core Competencies of Navy GHE in our recent Professional Development Updates (PDU); focusing on the knowledge, skills, and abilities (KSAs) that must be demonstrated to hold the 68M Additional Qualification Designator (AQD). It has been our hope that describing and contextualizing these competencies would help our community members identify their own skills gained while on GHE missions. Underscoring each of the six competencies highlighted in previous PDUs is leadership.

While GHEs present opportunities for us to improve our medical and non-medical skills in unique environments, they also present a chance for the Navy to lead the way forward. By strengthening partnerships and building our allies’ capabilities through GHE, the Navy is leading the way towards a more collaborative, interoperable and safer world. There are a few items from our office that I would like to highlight.

First, we recently sent out announcements for three billets – they are still open -and we will be sending out more announcements shortly.

Second, our office has begun overhauling our communications strategy to better highlight important and impactful work that Navy GHE does around the world. The first post is on our MilSuite page and we’d love for you to read it here: book/groups/navy-global-health-engagement/blog/2019/09/12/ghe-in-brief-guyana

If you are interested in sharing your own story from an engagement, please email our office.

For those interested in learning more about GHEO, sharing your stories, or connecting with the office, I encourage you to visit our SharePoint page  or email the office.

Very Respectfully,
Michael Shusko, MD, MPH, FAAFP, FACOEM
Captain, Medical Corps, US Navy
Director, Office of Global Health Engagement (M96)

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