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

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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 - Advanced

PHEM Advanced 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 the Navy Service Lead.  

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
PHEO: January 19-22, 2021 PHEO Track ONLINE via Microsoft Teams
MEM: January 25-28, 2021  MEM Track ONLINE via Microsoft Teams
PHEO: March 23-26, 2021  PHEO Track ONLINE via Microsoft Teams
PHEO: April 13-16, 2021 PHEO Track ONLINE via Microsoft Teams
MEM: April 20-23, 2021  MEM Track ONLINE via Microsoft Teams 
**June 07-11, 2021  JBSA, Ft. Sam Houston 
PHEM Advanced: August 04-06, 2021  DHHQ, Falls Church, VA 
August 23-27, 2021  JBSA, Ft. Sam Houston 

*Course dates cancelled due to COVID-19 travel restrictions.  Dates may be rescheduled once approved.

** If virtual courses are necessary, the following changes will be made to the June course.  PHEO: 1-4 June 2021 & MEM: 8-11 June 2021

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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