Region 6 South Central Public Health Training Center Newsletter
May 2016 Newsletter
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LMS Update

We are dedicated to making our Learning Management System (LMS) better every day.

Recently, staff at the Region 6 South Central Public Health Training completed course delivery improvements. All SABA-based courses in the LMS have been converted to a user-friendly, pop-up free format.

Stage 2 of our LMS upgrade is to improve the "look and feel" of the system. We hope to launch a new user interface by the end of the month.
Noell Stone & Stephanie Jackson
Partner Spotlights: Noell Stone & Stephanie Jackson

Noell Stone is a Senior Research Scientist and Lecturer in the Department of Family and Community Medicine located at the University of New Mexico Health Sciences Center (UNM HSC). Work in asthma management in pediatric minority patients, lung-health, HIV education, patient-clinician communication and evaluation studies constitute much of her current portfolio. Ms. Stone has worked in applied epidemiology for over twenty years while serving as study coordinator, data analyst and principal investigator in an academic research setting, a cancer surveillance registry and as the director of the Morbidity Surveillance Program at the New Mexico Department of Health. Ms. Stone is committed to mentoring and regularly supervises graduate students and residents working on data collection, analysis and dissemination of epidemiologic methods and results. In addition to research, Ms. Stone teaches a required seminar for the UNM MPH graduate program, is on the leadership team for the Maternal Child Health Graduate Certificate in Public Health (MCH), and develops on-line course content for the Region 6 Public Health Training Center in partnership with Tulane University. 

Stephanie Jackson is a public health scientist working on a variety of research studies, policy advocacy, and graduate level instruction on public health topics in Albuquerque, New Mexico. She received her Master in Public Health degree from the University of New Mexico in 2010, and works at the University of New Mexico as a Sr. Research Scientist in the Public Health Program.  For the last 10 years, Ms. Jackson's research and policy interests have focused on equity and educational attainment for young parents, as well as adolescent reproductive health. Research activities include evaluation for a teen parent program, pilot research on a peer mentor program for young parents, and developing methods to increase access to contraception for adolescents in primary care. Policy work has focused on creating and evaluating a school absence policy in New Mexico for expecting and parenting students. Ms. Jackson is also an instructor for a graduate certificate in public health, developed specifically for maternal-child health workers. 

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

Featured Course Bundle

Environmental Public Health Online Courses (EPHOC)

The Environmental Public Health Online Courses (EPHOC) bundle is a comprehensive package of courses for environmental public health practitioners. The 15 courses are taught by experts in their field and include information on various roles and responsibilities of environmental public health staff. Target audiences include: new-hire environmental public health professionals, individuals preparing for a state or national credential exam, environmental health students and environmental public health professionals wanting to improve their technical knowledge. Additional information on EPHOC is available here.

This bundle of courses is designed to be used as a study guide for the National Environmental Health Association (NEHA) exam. At this time there isn't an official certificate awarded for completing all 15 courses.

For more information about the EPHOC course bundle, please click here

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 Thank you.
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