October 2019 Newsletter
Student Placement Experience:
Gloria Kalong
Gloria Kalong, a graduate student at the Tulane University School of Public Health and Tropical Medicine , completed her summer traineeship at Healthy Start New Orleans (HSNO) .
HSNO is a community-based program that helps pregnant women and families navigate prenatal/postnatal care and enroll in community assistance programs. During her field placement, Gloria reviewed current WIC (Women, Infants and Children) nutrition education, facilitated health education classes and developed programming and training resources for Healthy Start staff. Gloria was able to learn about maternal mortality by attending maternal and infant health symposium meetings. As the conclusion of her placement, Gloria completed a literature review and developed a presentation addressing maternal mortality in New Orleans.
Applications now being accepted for the 2020
CDC E-learning Institute (ELI) Fellowship
The CDC E-learning Institute (ELI) is d esigned to cultivate skills of public health training professionals with limited experience designing or developing e-learning products. Through partnership with the  Public Health Foundation , ELI is a free, 6-month online fellowship that 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.

Applications for the 2020 CDC ELI Fellowship are being accepted until Friday, October 25, 2019.
Fall Into Good Health This Autumn!
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has provided several tips to keep you and your family safe this autumn. To download a list of these tips, please click here .
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 Spring and Summer 2020 semesters are currently being accepted.
Course Spotlight:
Data into Action for Tribes: Introduction to Epidemiology

The purpose of the Data Into Action for Tribes : Introduction to Epidemiology course is to provide an overview of basic epidemiology for public health workers, including those working in the field of behavioral health. The primary objective is to increase the knowledge among tribal health departments of how to access available data from federal, state, and local resources for program planning surveillance, and data use. Topics included are basic epidemiology, research questions, measures, study types, interpreting data, epidemiology in Indian country, and behavioral health epidemiology.

Data into Action for Tribes: Introduction to Epidemiology Learning Objectives:

  • Define the role of epidemiology

  • Develop research questions

  • Develop measures

  • Describe the types of epidemiology study designs

  • Interpret data

  • Understand the unique aspects of epidemiology in Indian Country and in behavioral health

For more information about this
training, 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 public health environment.

Topics covered in this course bundle include: negotiation, conflict resolution, writing techniques, presentation skills, indirect communication styles (i.e. facial expressions and body postures) and the use of media
in times of disaster.  

The Leadership Communication course bundle contains 5 trainings. Course titles and contact hours are listed below:

  • Managerial Communications (2 hours)

  • Risk Communication in Public Health Emergencies (2 hours)

  • Negotiating Skills for Changing Times (4 hours)

  • Leadership Management Communication (3 hours)

  • Productive Communication Skills (4 hours)

For additional 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. 
Email us at   r6-phtc@tulane.edu .
We look forward to your feedback!