Applications and Nominations are now open for the

Region 6 Public Health Leadership Institute!

The Region 6 South Central Public Health Training Center launches the R6 Public Health Leadership Institute (R6-PHLI) in Fall 2023. The purpose of the R6-PHLI is to develop the next generation of leaders in public health by providing an opportunity for strategic professional growth for those interested in refining their leadership skills and advancing their career to the next level.

For more information (including eligibility criteria and a link to the R6-PHLI application), please visit the Region 6 Public Health Leadership Institute page.

An informational webinar about the Region 6 Public Health Leadership Institute will be hosted on Thursday, May 25, 2023 at noon CDT. Attendees will learn more about R6-PHLI and be able to participate in a Q&A session.

Click here to register for the R6-PHLI Information Webinar.

3 Questions with Tulane LMS Learner of the Month:

Chantell Mackall

Chantell Mackall, a 4 year employee of the St. Mary's County Public Health Department, serves as a Direct Care Assistant II for the Spring Ridge School-Based Health Center in Maryland. Prior to her current role, Mackall worked in COVID & Vaccine response.

How did you hear about the Tulane Learning Management System?

I learned about the offerings hosted on the Tulane Learning Management System from a course on a different training website.


What’s the best thing about the trainings on the Tulane LMS?


The best thing about the training on the Tulane LMS is being able to learn about new topics. I have been able to increase my knowledge base and better serve in my role at St. Mary's County Public Health Department.

How have the trainings been beneficial to you?

The trainings have been beneficial because if I can't go into the office (for whatever reason), I can take these courses for professional development without missing a day of work.

Thank you for being our May 2023 Tulane LMS Learner of the Month, Chantell!

Save the Date!

Health Workforce Resource Showcase

Region 6 South Central Public Health Training Center (R6-SCPHTC)

Thursday, June 1, 2023 - Noon to 1:15 P.M. CDT

The Health Resources and Services Administration’s (HRSA) Office of Intergovernmental and External Affairs Region 6 invites you to a one-hour showcase of the Region 6 South Central Public Health Training Center on June 1, 2023 at noon CDT. A 15-minute Q&A session will immediately follow the presentation.

The mission of the HRSA-funded R6-SCPHTC is to strengthen the technical, managerial, and leadership competence of the current public health workforce and to advance the knowledge and skills of the future public health workforce. This showcase is intended to introduce you to the R6-SCPHTC and help you consider learning opportunities available through the R6-SCPHTC to support your work in addressing public health priorities including maternal health, behavioral health, and health workforce.

Free registration is required. For more information, please contact

Steven Richards.

May is Asian American, Native Hawaiian,

and Pacific Islander (AANHPI) Heritage Month!

This month, the Region 6 South Central Public Health Training Center commemorates the history and contributions of Asian American, Native Hawaiian and Pacific Islander communities in the United States. Listed below are several resources to celebrate AAHNPI Month.

HHS Office of Minority Health: Asian American, Native Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander Heritage Month

May is Asian American, Native Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander (AA and NHPI) Heritage Month - a celebration of AA and NHPI individuals and communities in the United States. The HHS Office of Minority Health (OMH) is committed to advancing Better Health Through Better Understanding for AA and NHPI individuals by providing them with culturally and linguistically competent healthcare services, information, and resources.

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Celebrate Asian-Pacific American Heritage Month!

Celebrate Asian-Pacific American Heritage Month! Asian-Pacific American Heritage Month originated in June 1977, when Reps. Frank Horton of New York and Norman Y. Mineta of California introduced a House resolution that called upon the president to proclaim the first ten days of May as "Asian-Pacific Heritage Week."

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AANHPI Heritage Month Reads - Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh

Asian American Native Hawaiian Pacific Islander (AANHPI) Heritage Month is recognized and celebrated in May. This month is an opportunity to celebrate peoples within Asian American, Native Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander communities. Through this list of books, we celebrate their history and acknowledge their role in America’s history.

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Memorial Day Observance - Monday, May 29, 2023

The Region 6 South Central Public Health Training Center and Tulane University will be closed on Monday, May 29, 2023 in observance of Memorial Day.

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

“Those who have long enjoyed such privileges as we enjoy forget in time that men have died to win them.” - Franklin D. Roosevelt

Course Spotlight:

DSHS Foundations of Public Health

Course Description:

This course is an introduction to the public health sciences, leading public health organizations, key terms, daily practices, history, and some of the U.S. top achievements.

Learning Objectives:

  • Define and differentiate health and public health
  • Describe everyday tasks that are impacted by public health
  • Identify and define five disciplines of public health
  • Describe the three core functions of public health
  • Recount the early history of public health and list some of the greatest findings
  • Describe the 10 Great Public Health Achievements identified by the CDC from 2001-2010

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

  • TxHRH102: Public Health’s Role During a Hurricane

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

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

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

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

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

  • TxHRH108: Public Health and Recovery: Roles, Responsibilities, and Expectations

For more info about the Texas Hurricane Response Hub (TxHRH) 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.

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