Region 6 South Central Public Health Training Center Newsletter
January 2017 Newsletter
Happy New Year!

The Region 6 South Central Public Health Training Center team wishes you a happy and prosperous new year! We hope you had a wonderful holiday season. We are looking forward to great things this year! 

"Be always at war with your vices, at peace with your neighbors, and let each new year find you a better man." 
- Benjamin Franklin
Vector Control for Environmental Health Professionals (VCEHP) courses launch

Centers for Disease Control (CDC) and partners are proud to announce the new virtual training Vector Control for Environmental Health Professionals.

Register today for this training on using integrated pest management (IPM) to control vectors that spread diseases, including Zika virus. Nine in ten pilot testers said they would recommend this training to a colleague. It's free, practical, and you can earn CEUs.

The 11 new courses are:
  • V101: Vector-borne Diseases of Public Health Importance
  • V102: IPM Basics for Environmental Health Professionals
  • V103: Performance Assessment and Improvement of Vector Control Services
  • V104: Tick Biology and Control
  • V105: Mosquito Biology and Control
  • V106: Toxicology of Pesticides for Environmental Health Professionals
  • V107: Rodent Management
  • V108: Public Health Insect Pests in Food & Housing Environments
  • V109: Pest Management Considerations for Schools
  • V110: Risk Communication Basics for Environmental Health Professionals
  • V111: Bed Bugs - Identification, Biology, and Control
Note: These courses are not yet available via TRAIN. We hope to upload them to TRAIN soon.
Partner Spotlight:
Romeo R. Barrera

Romeo Barrera, BS is the Business Manager and Sr. Section Administrator at the Tulane University Center for Applied Environmental Public Health (CAEPH). Barrera  received his Bachelor of Science Degree in Finance and Accounting from the University of New Orleans. He serves as CAEPH's principal business and operations administrator for research activities and distance learning programs. As part of the Region 6 South Central Public Health Training Center team, Mr. Barrera is responsible for executing and managing financials, reporting, fulfillment of deliverables and compliance requirements.  Barrera is also responsible for administrative maintenance of CAEPH's business strategy, technical infrastructure and platforms.
Featured Course Bundle

Environmental Public Health Online Courses (EPHOC)

The Environmental Public Health Online Courses (EPHOC) bundle is a comprehensive package of courses for environmental public health practitioners. The 15 courses are taught by experts in their field and include information on various roles and responsibilities of environmental public health staff. Target audiences include: new-hire environmental public health professionals, individuals preparing for a state or national credential exam, environmental health students and environmental public health professionals wanting to improve their technical knowledge. Additional information on EPHOC is available  here .

This bundle of courses is designed to be used as a study guide for the   National Environmental Health Association (NEHA)  exam. At this time there isn't an official certificate awarded for completing all 15 courses.

Courses in the EPHOC course bundle include:
  • E001: General Environmental Health - 3 hours
  • E002: Statutes and Regulations - 3 hours
  • E003: Food Protection - 4 hours
  • E004: Potable Water - 6 hours
  • E005: Wastewater - 4 hours
  • E006: Solid and Hazardous Waste - 3 hours
  • E007: Hazardous Materials - 1 hour
  • E008: Zoonoses, Vectors, Pests, and Weeds - 4 hours
  • E009: Radiation Protection - 2 hours
  • E010: Occupational Safety and Health - 1 hour
  • E011: Air Quality and Environmental Noise - 2 hours
  • E012: Housing Sanitation and Safety - 3 hours
  • E013: Institutions and Licensed Establishments - 3 hours
  • E014: Swimming Pools and Recreational Facilities - 3 hours
  • E015: Disaster Sanitation - 5 hours
For more information about the EPHOC course bundle, please  click here
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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