Global Health Engagement
Here is the update, which includes a link to the site where you can apply for the Global Health Engagement Additional Qualification Designators (AQDs):
There is an International Health Specialist Orientation Course that will be offered 27 APR-1 MAY. The location is the National Capital Region and funding is planned to be by the BUMED Office of Global Health Engagement (GHEO) to support Navy Personnel as noted in this document and below. Priority will be given to officers who hold the Global Health Specialist Additional Qualification Designation (68M), are currently under orders for a GHE billet or are selected for duty assignment under a GHE billet.
If you are interested in attending, please contact the Navy Medicine Office of Global Health Engagement at usn.ncr.bumedfchva.mbx.ghe-office < at > mail.mil. Please note there is a prerequisite that needs to be completed as noted below.
This course will be added to the FY21 Leadership Course Catalog (should be out in the SEP timeframe) so there will be future iterations of the course occurring twice per year per current plans.
Course information copied from the attached announcement is below:
Course Description: The course provides training in critical concepts of global health engagement and health security cooperation to increase the resiliency and readiness of our Navy Medicine personnel, support the Fleet and line operations, and build sustainable relationships with partner nations. The course will provide an advanced, comprehensive understanding of core global health engagement competencies among Navy global health engagement professionals.
Target Audience: Course seats are available for all officers in the Navy Medical Department Corps: Dental, Medical, Medical Service and Nursing Corps staffing a billet in CONUS or a GHE billet OCONUS. Priority will be given to officers who hold the Global Health Specialist Additional Qualification Designation (68M), are currently under orders for a GHE billet or are selected for duty assignment under a GHE billet.
Funding: Funding will be provided by the BUMED Office of Global Health Engagement (GHEO) to support Navy Personnel.
Process: For more information, please contact the Navy Medicine Office of Global Health Engagement at usn.ncr.bumedfchva.mbx.ghe-office < at >mail.mil.
Pre-Requisites: Participants must complete one of the following trainings prior to the first day of the course.
– Security Cooperation Management Orientation Online Course (SCM-OC-OL):
– Security Cooperation Management Familiarization Course (SCM-FA-OL):
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:
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:
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:
If you are interested in sharing your own story from an engagement, please email our office.
Michael Shusko, MD, MPH, FAAFP, FACOEM
Captain, Medical Corps, US Navy
Director, Office of Global Health Engagement (M96)
Three GHE billets that are coming available in summer of 2020. Position descriptions and requirements are below:
- Director, Office of Global Health Engagement, BUMED: open to an O-6 from any Corps; duty station is Falls Church, VA.
- Deputy Director, Office of Global Health Engagement, BUMED: open to an O-4/O-5 from any Corps; duty station is Falls Church, VA.
- 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.
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
This has Global Health Engagement updates, including how to request the Additional Qualification Designator (AQD):
Global Health Engagement Teleconference: The Building of an Enterprise – A Health Security Cooperation Framework to Support Regional Security and Stability
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
Stripes.com Article – Navy’s Hospital Ships Will Remain Afloat Despite Talks of Scrapping One to Cut Costs
There was talk of getting rid of the MERCY or COMFORT, but that appears to have changed: