May 2019 Newsletter
Learning Management System Upgrade - May 10-11, 2019
The Tulane Learning Management System is scheduled to be upgraded this weekend, May 10-11, 2019. During this time, users may not be able to access the system (including courses, transcripts, etc). 

The Tulane LMS technical support team will inform all when the upgrade has been completed. We thank you for your patience as we continue to improve our system.

- Tulane LMS Staff 

R6-SCPHTC Needs Assessment Response A Huge Success
Thank you to all who completed the Region 6 South Central Public Health Training Center's Needs Assessment. We are proud to announce over 1,000 responses were recorded. The R6-SCPHTC staff looks forward to reporting the results from the needs assessment very soon.
Region 6 South Central Public Health Training Center staff
attends Arkansas Public Health Association and
Louisiana Public Health Association Annual Conferences
Region 6 South Central Public Health Training Center staff attended the 71st Annual Arkansas Public Health Association (APHA) conference April 29-May 1, 2019 in Little Rock, Arkansas. This year’s conference theme was “Public Health: Creating Healthier Lives and Stronger Communities.” 

Organized in 1947, The Arkansas Public Health Association strives to be the leader in unifying and empowering public health professionals and communities
through education.
Region 6 South Central Public Health Training Center staff attended the
May 2-3, 2019 in Alexandria, Louisiana. This year’s conference theme was “Outcomes and Accountability."

The Louisiana Public Health Association (LPHA) is a nonprofit organization founded in 1948 and is an affiliate member of the American Public Health Association. The mission of LPHA is to promote health in the State of Louisiana.
Are you looking to advance your career in Public Health and improve your earning potential?   Tulane University School of Public Health and Tropical Medicine's online Master's degrees in Public Health and Graduate Certificate program s, focused in Occupational and Environmental health, 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; pursue an online Master of Science in Public Health with a focus in Industrial Hygiene; or 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:

The Cultural Diversity, Health Disparities, and Public Health training provides public health professionals with a broad overview of cultural diversity issues with a focus on race/ethnicity and gender. Health disparities, a major public health problem of interest, are discussed using cultural diversity as the conceptual framework for thinking about the role of the public health community and health policy solutions for addressing these issues. As a part of this process, course participants are exposed to introductory cultural diversity concepts. In addition, participants also have an opportunity to engage in critical thinking regarding the current social and health problems that impact the public's health, particularly racial minorities.

For more information about
this course,   click here .
Featured Course Bundle:
Vector Control for Environmental Public Health Professionals (VCEHP)

The Vector Control for Environmental Health Professionals (VCEHP): The Importance of Integrated Pest Management 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 the Zika virus and others. VCEHP includes several courses particularly helpful for understanding and addressing the Zika virus and other
mosquito-borne diseases.

For more information about
the VCEHP course bundle,   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.