Region 6 South Central Public Health Training Center Newsletter
March 2017 Newsletter
Region 6 South Central Public Health Training Center team member selected for CDC E-learning Institute

2017 ELI Participants and Mentors at Orientation in Atlanta, Georgia 
Janine Clarke, Instructor Designer for the Region VI - South Central Public Health Training Center, has been selected as a mentor for the  CDC E-learning Institute (ELI). The E-Learning Institute is a 4-month online fellowship designed to cultivate skills of public health training professionals with limited experience designing or developing e-learning products. Through a partnership with the Public Health Foundation, ELI offers access to CDC-developed materials and subject matter experts, as well as the opportunity to learn from peers in a positive, experiential environment. Fellows learn innovative strategies and get the hands-on experience needed to create quality e-learning products. The ultimate goal of the program is to increase the quality and reach of public training programs produced by state and local health departments and public health organizations. 

Only 14 fellows were chosen this year from a pool of 293 applicants. As part of the fellowship program, participants create an online training product in the form of a Quick Learn, receive mentoring support from CDC and outside e-learning experts, collaborate with peers, and take part in online learning opportunities. Participants also travel to the CDC offices in Atlanta, GA to attend an in-person orientation and a final showcase event where they present their e-learning products and receive constructive feedback from their mentors and peers. Participants are expected to post their final product on TRAIN

To be invited to mentor this selective group is quite an honor and a unique opportunity to work with some of the best public health educators in the US. Janine will be mentoring Allison Root, Instructional Specialist, for the  Region IX - Western Regional Public Health Training Center in Arizona. Her topic revolves around the risks of postpartum obesity. Congratulations, Janine! 
Now Available: Pilot Testing open for Safe Water Program Improvement (SWPI) courses

Public Health professionals, w e need your help! Private drinking water systems are used in nearly 25% of our communities and have unique health and management concerns. We have developed a series of courses that create awareness of those issues and outline how to build a program structure within the jurisdiction to address them. Please register here to evaluate and give us feedback regarding this important training program.

You can also copy and paste the link below into your browser to register and access the courses:
Thank you for your participation and feedback. We look forward to delivering the final Safe Water Program Improvement (SWPI) courses soon. 
Featured Course Bundle
The Environmental Health in Disasters bundle consists of 5 courses. This bundle contains courses that provide the fundamentals to risk assessment and environmental health in disasters. Topics covered include environmental health in emergency shelters, environmental sampling and environmental monitoring. 

Environmental Health in Disasters bundle courses:
  • Fundamentals of Health Risk Assessment in Public Health - 4 credit hours
  • Introduction to Human Health Risk Assessment - 2 credit hours
  • Environmental Health Issues in Disasters - 2 credit hours
  • Environmental Sampling and Monitoring in a Disaster - 4 credit hours
  • Environmental Health and Shelters - 3 credit hours
For more information about the Environmental Health in Disasters  course bundle,  click here
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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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