Global Health Engagement

Global Health Specialist Program Information Package

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We have put out a lot of Global Health Engagement (GHE) opportunities lately. You can see all of them past and present at this link. Many officers are wondering how they can get the GHE additional qualification designator (AQD).

Here is a information package that explains the entire program, including how to get the AQD:

Global Health Specialist Program Information Package

Global Health Engagement Position – Health Affairs Attaché, Vietnam – O5/O6

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There is a wonderful global health engagement (GHE) opportunity for an O-5/O-6 physician. We will be filling the Health Affairs Attaché position at the embassy in Hanoi, Vietnam. The desired report date is September 2020.

Applications (CV, Bio, Letter of Intent), with Detailer and Specialty Leader concurrence, should be submitted to CDR Melissa Austin (contact is in the global) NLT COB, Friday, November 22nd.

Here are some additional details:

Health Affairs Attache-Vietnam Position Description

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)

Three Global Health Engagement Positions Available – O4-O6

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Three GHE billets that are coming available in summer of 2020. Position descriptions and requirements are below:

  1. Director, Office of Global Health Engagement, BUMED: open to an O-6 from any Corps; duty station is Falls Church, VA.
  2. Deputy Director, Office of Global Health Engagement, BUMED: open to an O-4/O-5 from any Corps; duty station is Falls Church, VA.
  3. Chief, Lessons Learned, NATO: open to Medical Corps O-4/O-5/O-6; duty station is Budapest, Hungary.

Officers must be in their PCS window and have Detailer concurrence to apply.

Medical Corps applications are due to CDR Melissa Austin (contact info is in the global) NLT Oct 15, 2019.

April 2019 Global Health Engagement Professional Development Update and Two GHE Positions – O3-O5

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Here is a link to this publication. Note that it has two positions it is advertising with due dates for applications of tomorrow! Sorry, but I just got this. The positions and instructions are:

Interested candidates should submit their CV, BIO and letter of intent to their respective Corps Chief. Please ensure that your specialty leaders are aware you are applying for these billets. The deadline for applications is Friday, April 26th:

  • Health Security Cooperation Officer, NAVEUR/AF, Naples, Italy ‒ O-4 (+/-), 2XXX
    • New position, immediate fill
  • Chief of Operations, Defense Institute for Medical Operations (DIMO), Joint Base San Antonio, TX
    • O-3/O-4, 2XXX
    • Report immediately

March 2019 Global Health Engagement Professional Development Update

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This has Global Health Engagement updates, including how to request the Additional Qualification Designator (AQD):

GHE Professional Development Update 201903

Global Health Engagement Teleconference: The Building of an Enterprise – A Health Security Cooperation Framework to Support Regional Security and Stability

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Here’s a Navy Medicine Global Health Engagement (GHE) event that you can attend in person at the Defense Health Agency (DHA) or dial in to:

In-person location: DHA Pavilion, Salon C

When: 7/17/2018, 12:00 to 1:00 EST

Remote Attendees: Please dial 800-988-9572, Pass Code: 3667141