December 2018 Newsletter
Partner Spotlight - Alyssa Lederer, PhD, MPH, MCHES
Alyssa Lederer is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Global Community Health and Behavioral Sciences at the Tulane School of Public Health and Tropical Medicine , where she also directs the Health Education and Communication MPH Program. Alyssa joined the Region 6 South Central Public Health Training Center team in the summer of 2018 as Co-Principal Investigator. Alyssa is an applied behavioral scientist and master certified health education specialist (MCHES). Her work focuses on the design and evaluation of theory and evidence-informed interventions, especially in the areas of adolescent sexual health, nutrition, physical activity, and public health workforce and instructional development. Lederer is particularly interested in the intersection between health education and behavior change and the translation of public health research into practice. She teaches Tulane’s school-wide foundational course “Design Strategies for Public Health Programs.”
Prior to joining Tulane’s faculty in 2016, Alyssa completed public health program development and evaluation work in a variety of settings, including non-profit organizations, K-12 schools, and as a university-based health promotion specialist for students and employees. She received her PhD in Health Behavior from Indiana University’s School of Public Health-Bloomington, MPH from Emory University’s Rollins School of Public Health, and BA from the University of Virginia. In her free time, Alyssa is an avid dog lover, enjoys reading for pleasure, and is continuing to learn about all of the great activities that New Orleans has to offer.
Happy Holidays from the
Region 6 South Central Public Health Training Center!
The Region 6 South Central Public Health Training Center will be closed Monday, December 24, 2018 through Tuesday, January 1, 2019 for Winter Break.

During this time, technical support for the Tulane Learning Management System will be extremely limited . If you require technical assistance, please contact the LMS support team at No phone calls will be answered.

We wish everyone a happy and safe holiday season! May your Christmas sparkle with moments of love, laughter and goodwill and may the year ahead be full of contentment and joy.
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Course Spotlight:
Data into Action for Tribes: Introduction to Epidemiology

 This course provides an overview of basic epidemiology for public health workers, including those working in the field of behavioral health.

The primary objective of this course is 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.

Topics covered in this course include basic epidemiology, research questions, measures, study types, interpreting data, epidemiology in Indian country, and behavioral health epidemiology.

For more information about
this training, please click here .
Featured Course Bundle:
  Safe Water Program Improvement e-Learning Series 

The Safe Water Program Improvement eLearning 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 
Safe Water Program Improvement
e-Learning Series,  please 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. 
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