The mission of the HRSA funded Region 6 South Central Public Health Training Center is to strengthen the technical, managerial, and leadership competence of the current public health workforce and to advance the knowledge and skills of the future public health workforce.
Training areas center on competency-based, practice-focused courses addressing core functions and essential services; all training is based on formal needs assessments in the south central region. Key activities of the Center include development and delivery of online training courses; needs assessments informing course development; extensive evaluation process to ensure quality training; and public health student field placements to build the future workforce.
Housed at the Tulane University School of Public Health and Tropical Medicine, The Region 6 South Central Public Health Training Center partners with various agencies and organizations to achieve a comprehensive regional approach to workforce development. Key partners of the Training Center include the Texas Health Institute (THI), Oklahoma Public Health Training Center at the Oklahoma University Health Sciences Center, University of New Mexico Health Sciences Center, Louisiana Public Health Institute (LPHI), Southern Plains Tribal Health Board, Oklahoma Public Health Association (OPHA), Albuquerque Area Southwest Tribal Epidemiology Center (AASTEC), Nuestra Salud, Texas Association of City and County Health Officials (TACCHO) and New Orleans Health Department (NOHD).