January 2019 Newsletter
Happy 2019 from the
Region 6 South Central Public Health Training Center!
The Region 6 South Central Public Health Training Center wishes everyone a Happy New Year!

May the New Year bring to you warmth of love, and a light to guide your path towards a positive destination

We look forward to all the great things the new year will bring!
Oklahoma CBT partners select Field Placement Awardees
The Oklahoma Community-Based Training partners are proud to announce that we have selected our student field placement awardees for the 2018-2019 academic year. The strong student projects include practica and dissertations that focus on traumatic brain injuries (mental health), breastfeeding and supplementation of late preterm infants (childhood obesity), opioid awareness and prevention with tribal populations (opioid abuse), electronic cigarette attitudes among youth (behavioral health), distribution and impact of trauma in Native American populations (mental health), and transition services for adolescents with developmental disabilities (mental health). The Hudson College of Public Health and the Southern Plains Tribal Health Board are two of Oklahoma’s CBTs hosting awardees. 

Congratulations Oklahoma CBT scholarship awardees:
Miguel DeMarzo, Terence Gibson, Angel Lopez, Ross Ogden, Betsy Waller and Jennifer Dilley
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 program s   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   https://caeph.tulane.edu/content/request-info   for information on how to apply. Applications for the Summer & Fall 2019 semesters are currently being accepted.
Course Spotlight:
Transgender Health 101: A Foundation Course on Transgender People and Public Health

Transgender Health 101 provides a foundation in understanding transgender people and the trans community in the context of population health. TH 101 is designed for health providers and anyone interested in becoming more familiar with the transgender community

Learning objectives for this course include:

  • Define and differentiate between sex and gender, gender identity, gender expression, and sexual orientation with respect to the transgender community and lesbian, gay, and bisexual communities
  • Identify each letter of the LGBTQ acronym and define each term
  • Articulate the proper use of pronouns and their importance
  • Recognize specific psychological distress and behavioral health trends encountered by people who are transgender
  • Describe population health and how this effects a transgender person’s access to health care and its cost and quality
  • Construct a safe zone for transgender individuals in your organization or community

For more information about the Transgender Health 101 training, please click here .
Featured Course Bundle:
  Vector Control for Environmental Health Professionals (VCEHP):
The Importance of Integrated
Pest Management

The Vector Control for Environmental Health Professionals (VCEHP) course bundle contains 11 online courses and emphasizes the use of integrated pest management (IPM) to address public health pests and vectors that spread diseases, including Zika virus and others.

VCEHP includes several courses particularly helpful for understanding and addressing Zika virus and other mosquito-borne diseases.

Courses in this bundle include:

  • Vector-Borne Diseases of Public Health Importance
  • IPM Basics for Environmental Health Professionals  
  • Performance Assessment and Improvement of Vector Control Services       
  • Tick Biology and Control       
  • Mosquito Biology and Control           
  • Toxicology of Pesticides for Environmental Health Professionals       
  • Rodent Management           
  • Public Health Insect Pests in Food & Housing Environments
  • Pest Management Considerations for Schools           
  • Risk Communication Basics for Environmental Health Professionals 
  • Bed Bugs - Identification, Biology, and Control       

For more information about the
VCEHP course bundle, 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. 
Please send us an email at   r6-phtc@tulane.edu   and let us see if we can be of help.