Region 6 South Central Public Health Training Center Newsletter
February 2018  Newsletter
2 Data into Action for Tribes courses launched

The  Data into Action for Tribes  curriculum 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 curriculum will cover several topics related to data, including an overview of epidemiology, sources of publicly-available data, conducting assessments and writing reports, the use of Geographic Information Systems, and behavioral health.
Vector Control for Environmental Health Professionals (VCEHP) courses successful in first year

The Vector Control for Environmental Health Professionals (VCEHP) courses had a great first year on the Tulane Learning Management System. Enrollment numbers and completion rates are very high. Specificially,  VCEHP has had 6,754 course enrollments and 4,336 course completions, a completion rate of 64.19% from January 2017 until January 2018. 

The Region 6 South Central Public Health Training Center would like to thank everyone who contributed to the development and production of these courses as well as those who have taken one or more of the courses.

If you'd like to learn more about our Vector Control for Environmental Health Professionals (VCEHP) courses, please click here
LPS Update: Texas Health Institute hosts Listening Sessions with NIH

Texas Health InstituteTransFORWARD Texas and the National Institutes of Health's "All of Us" Research Program are hosting listening sessions in 12 U.S cities. Texas Health Institute, Equality Texas Foundation, PRIDENet, and the Montrose Center held two listening sessions in Houston. The sessions focus on learning more about transgender health concerns, communication and technology preferences, and questions about participating in health research.

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 any of our offered concentrations, Tulane's programs offer unique opportunities to help you reach your professional and career goals. 
Visit for information on how to apply; we're currently accepting applications for Summer and Fall 2018! 

Featured Course Bundle: Safe Water Program Improvement (SWPI)

The Safe Water Program Improvement (SWPI) e-Learning Series 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.

Course offerings in the SWPI e-Learning series are listed below. For more information about the course bundle, please   click here.

SWPI 101 - Introduction: The 10 Essential Environmental Public Health Services for Unregulated Drinking Water Programs 1 hour
SWPI 102 - Assessment: Monitor Health 1 hour
SWPI 103 - Assessment: Diagnose and Investigate 1 hour
SWPI 104 - Policy Development: Inform, Educate, Empower, and Mobilize 1 hour 
SWPI 105 - Policy Development: Policies and Plans 1 hour
SWPI 106 - Assurance: Laws and Regulations 1 hour
SWPI 107 - Assurance: Linking People to Services 1 hour
SWPI 108 - Assurance: Assuring a Competent Workforce
1 hour
SWPI 109 - Assurance: Evaluation and Research
1 hour
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 and let us see if we can be of help. Thank you.
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