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Education and Training

The Defense Health Agency Public Health Division Education and Training Office provides quality education and training that enables learners to achieve specific action steps and commitments that focus on incorporating new knowledge, skill and attitude in the workplace.  We design content to enhance the skills of healthcare workers from a variety of professional and paraprofessional backgrounds, offers training products through distance learning and on-site classes.

Vision

Deliver consistent exhilarating and empowering public health experiences for life-long learning that will enhance professional growth. Create an exceptional learning environment that offers accessibility, innovation and thought-provoking educational opportunities.

Goals

The Public Health Education and Training team strives to provide quality, adaptable and accessible products in alignment with the Defense Health Agency Public Health Division to all Division Branches. In an effort to achieve this goal, the specific objectives of the Division are as follows:

Quality

  • Deliver the highest standards of quality and service, aiming at cultivating professional competence and providing effective public health education solutions.
  • Create a thriving environment conducive to professional development and growth for all internal and external customers.
  • Maintain a customer focus by building stronger partnerships with other federal, state, and local agencies.
  • As the subject matter expert, provide evidence-based, appropriate literacy level and educational delivery method products.
  • Provide education and training  opportunities that allows learners to achieve success in their chosen fields.
  • Design and develop in-service training for personnel within the Public Health Division.

Adaptability 

  • Respond to customer needs by designing curriculum using appropriate instructional methodologies based on learning theories.
  • Ensure continued professional competence of instructors in teaching, creative endeavors and service.
  • Adopt modern training methodology, which emphasize active participation and includes the learner in the training process.

Accessibility

  • React to training requirements with speed and efficiency by maintaining a quality pool of resources, and selectively recruiting staff with the best qualifications and experience.
  • Provide a conduit for open communication.

Core Values

Community:  We cultivate partnerships that develop educational solutions to global public health challenges which are important to the Combat Support Agency role of the Defense Health Agency.

Excellence:  We strive for excellence in instruction and service by upholding high educational and professional standards, providing a quality educational environment and continuously seeking improvement in all aspects of our work.

Innovation:  We pursue excellence in teaching and learning through encouragement and support of creativity, experimentation, imagination, originality, entrepreneurial spirit and visionary leadership.

Integrity:  We strive to demonstrate high standards of ethical conduct and to celebrate honesty, openness and trust as keys to our relationships.

Respect:  We recognize and value the uniqueness, diversity and dignity of every Public Health Branch.

Collaboration:  We bring together individual knowledge and talents, creating teams that are greater than the sum of their parts. Such teamwork maximizes benefits to individuals and the Public Health Division.

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

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