Region 6 South Central Public Health Training Center Newsletter
October 2015 Newsletter

The South Central Public Health Partnership (SCPHP) has transformed into the Region 6 South Central Public Health Training Center (R6SCPHTC). We've changed names, but all of our courses and resources will remain the same. Questions? E-mail us!

Vicki Tall-Chief
In The Spotlight: Oklahoma Professor Receives National Award

Dr. Vicki Tall Chief, Associate Professor in Health Promotion Sciences at the University of Oklahoma College of Public Health, has been chosen to receive the 2015 National Indian Health Board's Local Impact Award for her significant contributions to advancing American Indian and Alaska Native Health.  The award was presented to Dr. Tall Chief at the NIHB Native Health Awards Gala during their Annual Consumer Conference in Washington, D.C. September 23, 2015.  This award acknowledges an individual or organization whose work has affected change or impacted health care on the local and/or tribal level. Dr. Tall Chief's service to Indian Country has been noted by tribal leaders and advocates across the country, and they have recognized her achievements and service with this award. Read More
Featured Courses

Cultural Competence in Emergencies

Since human beings were created, they have evolved socially, linguistically, economically, and more. Hence, in emergencies, so much is at stake that emergency responders must constantly augment their knowledge, skills, and abilities for working with individuals, groups, and communities in cross-cultural contexts. In this course, emergency responders will gain understanding of their impact on clients when providing public health and medical services. Primary topics discussed include demographic changes in the United States and Louisiana; cultural competence and its related models; and strategies for determining and increasing cultural competence in emergencies. Learn More

Transportation Triage during Emergencies

This Transportation Triage web-based course is designed to explain the concept and operational procedures for en-route Transportation Triage during emergencies. A scenario with timelines will be presented as well as a virtual demonstration of the process. Learn More

We Want To Hear From You!

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.

If we don't have the resources already available, we will look into the possibility of developing those resources for you. Please send us an email at and let us see if we can be of help. Thank you.
Region 6 South Central Public Health Training Center