Region 6 South Central Public Health Training Center Newsletter
January 2016 Newsletter
Happy New Year!

Welcome to 2016! The Region 6 South Central Public Health Training Center wishes you a very happy and prosperous new year.

Snapshot: Region 6 Partners Meet in New Orleans 
Vicki Tall-Chief
Oklahoma Professor to serve as Keynote Speaker 

Vicki L. Tall Chief, Ed.D. (PI of the University of Oklahoma Local Performance Site) received a great honor this month. The United States Public Health Service (USPHS) Commissioned Corps Scientist Professional Advisory Committee (SciPAC) invited her to serve as Keynote Speaker at the 2016 USPHS Scientific and Training Symposium SciPAC Category Day in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, on May 18, 2016. Overseen by the Surgeon General, the U.S. Public Health Service Commissioned Corps is a diverse team of public health professionals. The Scientist Category is comprised of USPHS Officers who are assigned to a wide range of positions and duties. As noted in the invitation, Dr. Tall Chief was selected based on her "unique experience leveraging community-based approaches, specifically in the areas of Preparedness and Emergency Response, capacity building, and your work with tribal communities." We all congratulate Vicki and wish her well with this and other activities during retirement.
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 [email protected] and let us see if we can be of help. Thank you.
Region 6 South Central Public Health Training Center
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