June 2021 Newsletter
Save the Date!
TSOPHE Conference to be held virtually October 18-19, 2021
The 2021 Texas Society for Public Health Education (TSOPHE) Conference will be held virtually October 18-19, 2021. This year's conference theme is "Shaping the Future: Empowering Communities through Public Health Education." Submission for abstracts are being accepted until July 1, 2021.

Early-bird registration is open now until Friday, June 11, 2021, 11:59 p.m. CDT. For more information, please visit https://txsophe.org/Conference-2021
Be Prepared for Hurricane Season!
The 2021 Atlantic Hurricane Season began on Tuesday, June 1st. Are you prepared?

The Center for Preparedness and Response at Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Center (CDC) provides useful information regarding what homeowners should do before and after a hurricane.

Before a Hurricane:

  • Cover windows with storm shutters or plywood.
  • Tune in for local information.
  • Know how to turn off your gas, electricity, and water in case you need to evacuate.
  • Secure outdoor items by moving them to the garage.
  • Make an emergency kit.
  • Designate a shelter area if you can’t evacuate. Rooms without windows are best.

After a Hurricane:

  • If your home has damage, do not reenter until it has been examined by a building inspector for safety.
  • Prevent mold growth; by airing out rooms and disinfecting
  • Tap water may not be safe to drink. Listen to local warnings.
  • Throw away food that may be unsafe.
  • Prevent carbon monoxide poisoning. Use generators, stoves, and grills outside and away from windows and doors.

Click here to download CDC's Be Ready! Hurricane Infographic.

For additional hurricane preparedness information and tips, please visit Ready.gov
Course Spotlight:
After the Hurricane: Potential Hazards and Disaster Recovery

Course Description:

The goal of this course is to improve understanding and preparedness for safely managing hurricane and flood recovery. The course curriculum is designed to provide general guidance and training to the public health workforce, response workers, volunteers, and community members who face the hazards that arise after hurricanes and floods occur in Louisiana.

Learning Objectives:

  • Safely perform disaster recovery response after a hurricane or flood

  • List potential hazards you might encounter when returning after a hurricane or flood

  • Describe the PPE that should be used during disaster recovery

  • List general hurricane recovery safety tips

For more information about
this training, please click here.
Featured Course Bundle:
Texas Hurricane Response Hub (TxHRH)

The Texas Hurricane Response Hub (TxHRH) bundle is an eight course curriculum designed for public health, first responder, emergency response and preparedness professionals, and healthcare practitioners.

Hurricane Harvey's experience, with added perspectives from Hurricanes Ike, Rita and Katrina, help us look at topics through the eyes of the people involved. You will also see stories by some of our sister projects and their Hurricane Irma or Maria experience. Practitioner family members will also benefit from some of our topics. Harvey illustrates how we are all in this together and can learn from each other.

Courses in the TxHRH course bundle include:

  • TxHRH101: Emergency Management and Public Health - Working Together to Prepare for Disaster - 1 hour

  • TxHRH102: Public Health’s Role During a Hurricane - 1 hour

  • TxHRH103: Protecting Your Physical and Mental Health: Before, During, and After a Disaster - 1 hour

  • TxHRH104: Resources Available When Mass Effect Incidents/Casualties Happen - 1 hour

  • TxHRH105: A Practical Guide to the Access and Functional Needs of Vulnerable Populations - 1 hour

  • TxHRH106: Communicating to the Public During a Hurricane or Other Disaster - 1 hour

  • TxHRH107: Maintaining Situational Awareness: Tools for Creating the Common Operating Picture (COP) Before, During, and After a Hurricane - 1.5 hours

  • TxHRH108: Public Health and Recovery: Roles, Responsibilities, and Expectations - 1 hour

For more information about this 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. 
Email us at r6-phtc@tulane.edu.
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