May 2020 Newsletter
New R6-SCPHTC Podcast Episode:
Angela Breckenridge, PhD, on Maintaining Mental Health
while Staying Safe at Home
Angela Breckenridge, PhD
Dr. Angela Breckenridge, Director of Curriculum and Program Assessment at the Tulane University School of Public Health and Tropical Medicine , provide listeners with coping strategies for maintaining mental health during this period of global isolation. With a focus on the impact of isolation and "social" distancing, Dr. Breckenridge examines how we can mitigate that cost with strategies for our own mental wellness and that of those who may be
struggling alone.

Click here to listen to Dr. Breckenridge's podcast episode.
CDC issues Reopening Guidance for Cleaning and Disinfecting Public Spaces, Workplaces, Businesses, Schools, and Homes
Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19)

Evaluate your workplace, school, home, or business to determine what kinds of surfaces and materials make up that area. Most surfaces and objects will just need normal routine cleaning. Frequently touched surfaces and objects like light switches...

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As parts of the United States begin to reopen, The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC ) has issued guidance to ensure the safety and cleanliness of our homes, offices and public spaces.

These resources can be viewed and/or downloaded below:

For more information on COVID-19, please visit
Memorial Day Holiday - May 25, 2020
The Region 6 South Central Public Health Training Center will be closed on Monday, May 25, 2020 in observance of Memorial Day.

During this time, technical support for the Tulane Learning Management System will be extremely limited. If you require technical support, please email us .

"May we never forget freedom isn't free."
- Unknown
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 programs, primarily focused in Occupational and Environmental health topics, provide working 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 from wherever you are. 

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Applications for the Summer and Fall 2020 semesters are currently being accepted.
Course Spotlight: TxHRH 101:
Emergency Management & Public Health - Working Together to Prepare for Disaster

The partnership between Emergency Management and Public Health is crucial during disasters as well as before they strike.

Public Health’s role in disasters has become increasingly more cemented into the fabric disaster readiness and a major contributor to the current five core mission areas of the National Preparedness Goal – Prevention, Protection, Mitigation, Response, and Recovery.

Further, Public Health as a discipline continues to strengthen its core capabilities, as evidenced by the 2018 revisions of the NPG to reflect the rapid growth and evolution of public health preparedness and response.

During hurricanes, multiple agencies work together to prepare for landfall and to respond in the aftermath. These agencies provide situational awareness to communities as the incident evolves and provides information on protecting themselves and their property.

Learning Objectives

  • List the foundational aspects of the field of emergency management

  • Understand the basics of Emergency Support Functions (ESFs), specifically ESF 8 in Texas

  • Recognize the fundamentals of the varying levels of emergency progression in Texas and the stakeholders involved

  • Describe the importance of information sharing and integration of essential elements of information into the EOC

For more information about
this training, please click here.
Featured Course Bundle:
Environmental Health in Disasters

The Environmental Health in Disasters course bundle provides the fundamentals of risk assessment and environmental health in disasters. Special topics such as environmental health in emergency shelters, environmental sampling and environmental monitoring are covered within the 5 trainings in the bundle.

Environmental Health in Disasters
Course Bundle Trainings

  • Fundamentals of Health Risk Assessment in Public Health

  • Introduction to Human Health Risk Assessment

  • Environmental Health Issues in Disasters

  • Environmental Sampling and Monitoring in a Disaster

  • Environmental Health and Shelters

For more information about the Environmental Health in Disasters 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. 
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