April 2020 Newsletter
New R6-SCPHTC Podcast Episode:
Richard Oberhelman, MD, on the COVID-19 Pandemic
Richard Oberhelman, MD
Dr. Richard Oberhelman, Professor in the Tulane School of Public Health and Tropical Medicine and Director of the Tulane Office of Global Health, offer suggestions to help us all feel better prepared as the COVID-19 situation continues to unfold. 

Click here to listen to Dr. Oberhelman's podcast episode.

For a transcript of this podcast episode, please click here .
R6-SCPHTC Coordinator Presents at HRSA Public Health Town Hall
The Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) sponsored a virtual Public Health Town Hall titled, “ Education, Training, and Practice: Addressing Trauma Throughout the Lifespan,” on Wednesday April 8, 2020. R6-SCPHTC Coordinator Chuck Shorter gave a presentation highlighting two of the courses on the Tulane Learning Management System that address trauma-informed care for pediatric populations. 

The agenda also included presenters from the
Midwestern Public Health Training Center and the University of Alabama’s Graduate Psychology Education Program. HRSA’s Public Health Town Hall series provides funded entities an opportunity to feature ways that they make an impact on our nation’s public health.  
Oklahoma Public Health Training Center
Launches Redesigned Website
The Oklahoma Public Health Training Center (OPHTC) has redesigned its website! Matching the design of the Oklahoma University Health Sciences Center website, OPHTC's new site highlights work under the umbrella of the Region 6 South Central Public Health Training Center, presents additional OPHTC projects focused on community health workers and dementia care, and features select news and events relevant to Oklahoma and R6 partners. The website is still under construction, so be sure to check back frequently for updates. To visit OPHTC's redesigned site, please click here .
Good Friday Holiday - April 10, 2020
The Region 6 South Central Public Health Training Center will be closed on Friday, April 10, 2020 in observance of Good Friday.

During this time, technical support for the Tulane Learning Management System will be extremely limited. If you require technical support, please email us .

Have a wonderful Easter!
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, primarily focused in Occupational and Environmental health topics, provide working 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; pursue an online Master of Science in Public Health with a focus in Industrial Hygiene; or 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 from wherever you are. 

Visit   https://caeph.tulane.edu/content/request-info   for information on how to apply.
Applications for the Summer and Fall 2020 semesters are currently being accepted.
Course Spotlight:
Infectious Disease

This training addresses topics within Infectious Disease relevant to public health professionals in the United States. Topics covered in this training include major gram positive and gram negative bacterial illnesses, selected viral, protozoal, prion, rickettsial and vaccine preventable disease. A major portion of the course is devoted to various clinical aspects of sexually transmitted disease and pandemic influenza. While the modules in this training represent a small sample of infectious disease, it is hoped that trainees will gain an appreciation of Infectious Disease and its importance to public health.

Learning Objectives

  • Recognize the significance of infectious disease as a public health issue

  • Identify the types of pathogens involved in infectious disease and common routes of disease transmission 

  • Define basic terminology used in the diagnosis and treatment of infectious diseases

  • Identify the most common effects of selected infectious diseases

  • Identify public health measures useful in addressing selected infectious diseases

For more information about
this training, please click here.
Featured Course Bundle:
Leadership Communication

The Leadership Communication course bundle is designed to refresh and refine the communication skills needed to succeed in today's fast-paced and stressful public health environment. Issues covered in the course bundle include: negotiation, conflict resolution, writing techniques, presentation skills, indirect communication styles such as facial expressions and body postures and the use of media in times of disaster. 

Leadership Communicaation
Course Bundle Trainings

  • Managerial Communications
  • Risk Communication in Public Health Emergencies

  • Negotiating Skills for Changing Times
  • Leadership Management Communication
  • Productive Communication Skills


For more information about the Leadership Communication 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. 
Email us at   r6-phtc@tulane.edu .
We look forward to your feedback!