Region 6 South Central Public Health Training Center Newsletter
April 2017 Newsletter
Region 6 South Central Public Health Training Center to conduct needs assessment

In order to deliver training courses that are relevant and useful to the Public Health Workforce in its region, the Region 6 South Central Public Health Training Center conducts periodic needs assessments. These needs assessments are designed to identify training topics from among the broad array of possible public health topics and disciplines, as well as identifying logistic characteristics of users' experiences, such as the type of electronic device they use to access online trainings. The Region 6 South Central Public Health Training Center will be conducting a formal needs assessment within the next couple of months. We are interested in gathering feedback from all levels of public health employees, from field practitioners, to management, to upper level executives. We would also like to have representation from all ranges of experience, from new public health employees with less than a year of experience, to those with several decades in public health work. Additionally, we would like to have representation from each of the five states in region 6 (Arkansas, Louisiana, New Mexico, Oklahoma, and Texas). The needs assessment tool will be available online and a link will be provided in an upcoming newsletter. Please be on the lookout for it! Your participation in this needs assessment is greatly appreciated and will help to define the public health training agenda for the R6-SCPHTC in the near-term future.     
New Courses Coming Soon! 

The Data into Action for Tribes course bundle is designed to provide general guidance and understanding to increase the knowledge among tribal health departments of how to access available data from federal, state, and local resources for program planning surveillance, and data use.
 
The courses included in this course bundle will cover several topics related to data, including an overview of epidemiology, sources of publicly-available data, conducting assessments and writing reports, and the use of Geographical Information Systems and behavioral health.
 
Courses Currently in Development:
1. Data into Action for Tribes: Introduction to Epidemiology
2. Data into Action for Tribes: Publicly-Available Data Sources
3. Data into Action for Tribes: How to Write a Community Assessment/Report
4. Data into Action for Tribes: Behavioral Health and Geographic Information Systems

Are you looking to advance your career in Public Health and improve your earning potential? Tulane University's online Master's degrees in public health and Graduate Certificate programs provide mid-career professionals a crucial level of flexibility, permitting students to maintain their career while completing an accredited Master's degree or Graduate Certificate program.  With options to concentrate your Master's in Public Health in Disaster Management, Occupational Health and Safety Management or Occupational and Environmental health; to pursue an online Master of Science in Public Health with a focus in Industrial Hygiene or to secure a Graduate Certificate in Disaster Management or Industrial Hygiene, Tulane's programs offer unique opportunities to help you reach your professional and career goals. 

Visit  http://www2.tulane.edu/publichealth/caeph/dl/dl_admiss.cfm  for information on how to apply; we're currently accepting applications for Summer and Fall 2017! 
Featured Course Bundle
Environmental Public Health Online Courses (EPHOC)

The Environmental Public Health Online Courses (EPHOC) bundle is a comprehensive package of courses for environmental public health practitioners. The 15 courses are taught by experts in their field and include information on various roles and responsibilities of environmental public health staff. Target audiences include: new-hire environmental public health professionals, individuals preparing for a state or national credential exam, environmental health students and environmental public health professionals wanting to improve their technical knowledge. Additional information on EPHOC is available  here.

This bundle of courses is designed to be used as a study guide for the  National Environmental Health Association (NEHA) exam. At this time there isn't an official certificate awarded for completing all 15 courses.

For more information about the EPHOC course bundle, please  click here
We Want To Hear From You!

Looking for more training on a specific topic in public health? Need additional training on a current public health hot topic? We want to help you address these needs. Please email us and let us know about your current training needs/interests/issues. We will evaluate our current trainings to see if we have something that can address your area of interest.

If we don't have the resources already available, we will look into the possibility of developing those resources for you. Please send us an email at r6-phtc@tulane.edu and let us see if we can be of help. Thank you.
Visit the Region 6 South Central Public Health Training Center Website!
http://r6phtc.sph.tulane.edu