April 2019 Newsletter
Final Call: R6-SCPHTC Needs Assessment
The deadline to complete Region 6 South Central Public Health Training Center's needs assessment is Friday, April 19, 2019 . Your input will directly help us create and provide relevant free online training resources for healthcare and public health practitioners.

Please complete the brief online survey accessed at the below link geared specifically towards public health workforce training needs. The survey should take about 15 minutes to complete and your responses will not be linked with your name or other identifying information. 

Texas Health Institute Selected to Lead Regional Efforts to Enhance Ongoing Disaster-Related Health Recovery through
Training and Technical Assistance 
Hurricane Response Hub to Provide Training and Technical Assistance to Health Departments, Emergency Management, and Community-Based Organizations in Texas 

Texas Health Institute has been chosen to serve as one of five regional technical assistance centers for the Hurricane Response Hub (HRH) initiative led by the National Network of Public Health Institutes (NNPHI ). Funded by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC ) , this national program is designed to enhance disaster-related surveillance and environmental and occupational health recovery efforts in areas impacted by Hurricanes Harvey, Irma, and Maria by building disaster-related public health workforce capacity. 

Working with a range of state and regional partners including Harris County Public Health, Texas A&M University School of Public Health, and Tulane School of Public Health and Tropical Medicine, Texas Health Institute will serve as the coordinating body within Texas to lead public health workforce capacity building activities in disaster-related surveillance, environmental, and occupational health needs. 

The training and resources developed through this initiative will help health departments, public health institutes, emergency management, law enforcement, health care providers, government entities, and other organizations build workforce capacity and institutional knowledge that improves disaster-related recovery in the future.

For more information about the Texas Hurricane Response Hub, click here .
Help Us Test New Courses!
Public Health professionals, we need your help! The Region 6 South Central Public Health Training Center is seeking pilot testers to help evaluate four new Tribal Behavioral Health courses.

Courses will take users about an hour to complete.
Course titles are listed below:

  • TBH 101 - Overview of American Indian/Alaska Native Behavioral Health
  • TBH 102 - Health Issues for American Indian/Alaska Native Men
  • TBH 103 - The Opioid Epidemic and American Indian/Alaska Native Communities
  • TBH 104 - Culture is Prevention
If you are interested in pilot testing any or all of these
Tribal Behavioral Health courses, please send us an email .
Are you looking to advance your career in Public Health and improve your earning potential?   Tulane University School of Public Health and Tropical Medicine's online Master's degrees in public health and Graduate Certificate program s, focused in Occupational and Environmental health, 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 any of our offered concentrations,Tulane's programs offer unique opportunities to help you reach your professional and career goals. 
Visit   https://caeph.tulane.edu/content/request-info   for information on how to apply. Applications for the Summer & Fall 2019 semesters are currently being accepted.
Course Spotlight:

Transgender Health 105 reviews endocrinology for transgender, gender non-binary, and intersex individuals with a focus on hormone replacement therapy.

After completing this course,
users will be able to:

  • Contrast the benefits of hormone therapy for transgender patients with and without gender dysphoria
  • Differentiate between feminizing hormone therapy and masculinizing hormone therapy
  • Distinguish specific preventive medicine services needed when undergoing hormone therapy
  • Recognize the steps necessary to initiate hormone therapy
  • Summarize insurance and out of pocket methods of payment for hormone replacement therapy

For more information about
this course,   click here .
Featured Course Bundle:
  Safe Water Program Improvement e-Learning Series (SWPI)

The Safe Water Program Improvement e-Learning Series (SWPI) helps health department programs strengthen services to people that use wells, cisterns, springs, and other private drinking water systems not covered by the Safe Drinking Water Act. Oversight for these systems vary, but core elements of successful, sustainable programs are similar. SWPI walks through the 10 Essential Environmental Public Health Services and the Environmental Public Health Performance Standards, and provides examples of using them to identify and fill program gaps in these types of drinking water programs.

For more information about
the SWPI course bundle,   click here  .
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. 
Please send us an email at   r6-phtc@tulane.edu   and let us see if we can be of help.