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Public Health Emergency Management (PHEM) Course - Initial and Sustainment

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PHEM - Initial

Initial training requirement for medical personnel assigned as PHEO and MEM. The PHEM training program will provide PHEOs and MEMs with the knowledge and skills they need to ensure that the DoD is ready to respond to public health emergencies and assist civilian and host nation authorities when called upon. This standardized, joint-offered course will ensure that PHEOs and MEMs can operate in a variety of environments, including other service’s installations and facilities, an issue of increasing concern due to Joint Basing Initiatives.

Upon completion of the training, personnel should have the knowledge and/or training to enable them to perform critical tasks needed to meet real-world requirements.

The PHEM training program consists of pre-requisite training, a five-day in-resident course, and a continuing education program that includes several courses currently offered by DMRTI and Service and Combatant Command continuing education opportunities.

PHEM - Sustainment

PHEM Sustainment is a three-day course designed to refresh skills and concepts for previously trained Public Health Emergency Officers (PHEOs) and MTF Emergency Managers (MEMs) with the knowledge and skills they need to ensure that the DoD is ready to respond to public health emergencies and assist civilian and host nation authorities when called upon. This standardized, joint offered course will ensure that PHEOs and MEMs can operate in a variety of environments, including other service’s installations and facilities, an issue of increasing concern due to Joint Basing Initiatives.

Prerequisite Courses

Applying for a Course

For Navy PHEO or MEM nominations, please contact your regional Emergency Manager.  

For Army MEM nominations, please contact the Army MEM Service Lead.

For Army PHEO nominations, please contact the Army PHEO Service Lead.

For Air Force nominations, please contact your Air Force Service Lead.

For all other nominations, please contact the DMRTI Contingency Operations Program.

Upcoming Courses

Dates Locations
January 27-31, 2020 JBSA, Ft. Sam Houston
April 6-10, 2020 JBSA, Ft. Sam Houston
July 20-24, 2020 JBSA, Ft. Sam Houston
June 10-12, 2020 (PHEM Sustainment) DHHQ, Falls Church, VA

All course dates may be rescheduled if the minimum student quota requirement has not been met. In the rare event of course cancellation or date change, DMRTI will notify all students as soon as changes are confirmed. Confirmed registered students will have priority in the next course.

DHA Address: 7700 Arlington Boulevard | Suite 5101 | Falls Church, VA | 22042-5101

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