October 2018 Newsletter
Partner Spotlight - R.D. Dickens
R.D. Dickens is a member of the Chickasaw Nation. He served in the United States Navy, where he was stationed at NAS Oceana Virginia Beach, Virginia with Attack Squadron 35. While at VA-35, he became a plane captain and was in charge of pre- and post-flight inspections of the A-6E Intruder Aircraft. His squadron was part of USS Saratoga CV-60 air wing. After his military service, he worked for Sysco Food Services and Jacks Merchandising as warehouse receiving lead. R.D. also was a child protection worker for the Cheyenne & Arapaho Tribes of Oklahoma and the Kickapoo Tribe of Oklahoma from 2005-2010. He received his associate’s degree in business from the Oklahoma City Community College in 2005.

R.D. is currently the Youth Services Director for the Southern Plains Tribal Health Board . His other duties include being a member of the Oklahoma Inter-Tribal Diabetes Coalition (OIDC) and the current president of the Native Youth for Preventing Diabetes (NYPD) coalition camp for non-profit organizations. R.D. has a passion for working with youth and enjoys ministering to them. He served as a youth pastor at Kentucky Ave. Baptist Church from July 2000 to 2013. He now serves as a worship leader for 412 Ministries youth praise and worship band and is a Sunday School teacher for the 7th and 8th-grade boys at Regency Park Baptist Church.

R.D. has been married to his wife Kellie for 18 years and they have one son, Jacob Dickens, who is their pride and joy.
Applications now being accepted for the 2019
CDC E-learning Institute (ELI) Fellowship
The CDC E-learning Institute (ELI) Fellowship provides education and training professionals with the knowledge, skills, tools, and resources to create quality e-learning products. The 2019 CDC ELI Fellowship application period is open now through November 2, 2018.

The no cost, 6-month online fellowship is designed for education and training professionals from state and local health departments and public health organizations, who have limited experience designing or developing e-learning products. As part of the fellowship program, participants will create a real online training product, receive mentoring support from CDC and outside e-learning experts, collaborate with peers, and take part in online learning opportunities. Participants will also travel to the CDC offices in Atlanta, GA to attend a two-day final showcase event to present their finished e-learning products.
Are you looking to advance your career in Public Health and improve your earning potential?   Tulane University's online Master's degrees in public health and Graduate Certificate program s   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; to pursue an online Master of Science in Public Health with a focus in Industrial Hygiene or to 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 Spring 2019 semester are currently being accepted.
Course Spotlight:
Data into Action for Tribes:
Publicly-Available Data Sources

Data into Action for Tribes: Publicly-Available Data Sources will provide tribal health departments’ agency staff with information, tools and resources on how to access available data from federal, state, and local resources for program planning surveillance, and data use.

For more information about
this course, please click here .
Featured Course Bundle:
Leadership Communication

The Leadership Communication course bundle is designed to refresh and refine the communication skills needed to succeed in today's fast-paced and stressful public health environment. Upon completion of the bundle, users will be able to demonstrate written and oral communication skills needed as a leader or manager in the public health setting. Topics covered in the course bundle include: negotiation, conflict resolution, writing techniques, presentation skills, indirect communication styles such as facial expressions and body postures, and the use of media in times of disaster.

For more information about the 
Leadership Communication 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. 
Please send us an email at   r6-phtc@tulane.edu   and let us see if we can be of help.