December 2019 Newsletter
Happy Holidays from the
Region 6 South Central Public Health Training Center!
The  Region 6 South Central Public Health Training Center   will be closed Tuesday, December 24, 2019 through Wednesday, January 1, 2020 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.
Student Placement Experience:
Gabriel Gaarden
University of New Mexico MPH student Gabriel Gaarden reflects on his experience at Three Sisters Kitchen
I completed my summer traineeship with Anzia Bennett at Three Sisters Kitchen in downtown Albuquerque. My project involved serving as a co-coordinator for the FreshRx program, a community-based fresh local produce prescription pilot program for food insecure households of the downtown Albuquerque area. The pilot program lasted 20 weeks, serving approximately 25 households with $15 in fresh produce sourced exclusively from local farms. To complement improved access to fresh local produce, the program also offered monthly community nutrition and cooking classes to help participants improve self-efficacy with preparing fresh produce in ways that taste great and nourish the body. The traineeship gave me hands-on practical experience in numerous skill areas that support my development as a student and a public health professional including community outreach and program planning.
- Gabriel Gaarden, RDN, LD
Feedback Request - Public Health Podcast Project
The Region 6 South Central Public Health Training Center is considering producing a series of podcasts on topical public health issues (e.g. the opioid crisis, mental health).

We want your feedback! Please click here to complete a quick survey regarding this potential project.
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Course Spotlight:
Transgender Health 103: LGBTQ+ Healthcare Workplace Inclusion

Transgender Health 103: LGBTQ+ Healthcare Workplace Inclusion reviews workplace inclusion issues pertaining to LGBTQ+ individuals. It is designed for healthcare, behavioral health, and public health practitioners administrators, and leaders who wish to enhance their capacity to serve the transgender community in their practice.

Course Learning Objectives include:

•  Describe the importance of a trans-inclusive
workplace and why protections for
employees of all genders are important

•  Identify components of an LGBTQ+
inclusive workplace

•  Recognize current federal and state-level
policies and regulations with respect to
LGBTQ+ workplace inclusiveness 

•  Distinguish the role of the employer and of
the employees in supporting diversity and
LGBTQ+ inclusiveness at your workplace

•  Construct best practice guidelines for
healthcare and corporate organizations to
support diversity and LGBTQ+ inclusion

For more information about
this training, please click here.
Featured Course Bundle:
Tribal Behavioral Health

The Tribal Behavioral Health curriculum is designed to provide general guidance and understanding to increase the knowledge of behavioral health in the American Indian/Alaska Native (AI/AN) population and among tribal health departments, including issues and challenges — and organizations seeking to improve AI/AN behavioral health.
The 4 courses included in this curriculum will cover several topics related to behavioral health in the AI/AN population, including historical trauma and current issues. Descriptions of some of the programs and organizations that are working to improve AI/AN behavioral health will also be presented.

Trainings in the Tribal Behavioral Health
course bundle include:

  • Tribal Behavioral Health 101:
Overview of American Indian/Alaska
Native Behavioral Health - 1 hour

  • Tribal Behavioral Health 102:
Health Issues for American Indian/
Alaska Native Men - 1 hour

  • Tribal Behavioral Health 103:
The Opioid Epidemic & American Indian/
Alaska Native Communities - 1 hour

  • Tribal Behavioral Health 104:
Culture is Prevention! - 1 hour

For more info about the Tribal Behavioral Health 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. 
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We look forward to your feedback!