Community Based Training Partners (CBTs)

The Region 6 South Central Public Health Training Center is collaborative partnership with agencies and organizations across Region 6. Our partners provide input, guidance, and subject matter experts for course development; they also are distribute information about our training courses to public health professionals in their states. Region 6 encompasses five states: Arkansas, Louisiana, Oklahoma, New Mexico and Texas.

The R6-SCPHTC is a network of partners 5 states. Click on each tab to learn more about our CBT partners.


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Tulane University School of Public Health
and Tropical Medicine

The Tulane School of Public Health and Tropical Medicine was the first such school in the United States and offers degrees at undergraduate, graduate, and doctoral levels. TUSPHTM offers a wide range of program concentrations with a hands-on approach.

A leader in public health, the school is comprised of seven academic departments: biostatistics & data science, environmental health sciences, epidemiology, health policy & management, international health & sustainable development, social, behavioral & populations sciences, and tropical medicine. The students, faculty, and staff represent more than 70 cultures from around the world.

Along with our own prestigious research centers and institutes, the school enjoys reciprocal relationships with other Tulane units, including the School of Medicine, the Tulane Regional Primate Research Center, the Center for Infectious Diseases, the Tulane/Xavier Center for Bioenvironmental Research, and the Mary Amelia Center for Women’s Health Equity Research (MAC).

Louisiana Office of Public Health (LOPH)

The LDH Office of Public Health is comprised of 1,100 professionals across Louisiana who are charged with protecting and promoting the health of the communities of our state. The agency operates more than fifty programs with staff in 63 parish health units, three specialty clinics, nine regional offices, three centers, fifteen bureaus, and nearly 600 contractual agreements.

Engineers, doctors, chemists, biologists, nurses, sanitarians, clinicians, emergency preparedness experts and a host of other professionals work constantly to: monitor the food Louisiana’s residents and visitors eat, keep our water safe to drink, fight chronic and communicable disease, ensure we are ready for hurricanes, disasters and other threats, manage, analyze and disseminate public health data, ensure access to vital records like birth certificates and offer preventive health services.

Louisiana Public Health Institute (LPHI)

New Orleans Health Department (NOHD)


University of Oklahoma
Health Sciences Center (OUHSC)


The University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center (OUHSC) is a comprehensive academic health center that delivers exceptional patient care, provides high quality education to the state’s healthcare and public health workforce, and advances outstanding and innovative research aimed to improve the quality of lives of the people of Oklahoma and beyond. The Hudson College of Public Health (HCOPH), one of OUHSC’s seven health and professional Colleges, provides education at master’s and doctoral levels for both public health practitioners and research scientists. As one of only 63 accredited schools of public health in the United States, the HCOPH is made up of multi-disciplinary faculty organized into four departments, including Biostatistics & Epidemiology, Health Administration & Policy, Occupational & Environmental Health, and Health Promotion Sciences. The College’s active research programs address a multitude of public health topics that include chronic disease prevention and management, infectious disease surveillance, air quality, tobacco use prevention, American Indian Health, and workforce development. This abundance of research, together with interdisciplinary collaborations within OUHSC, across the state, and in national and international settings, provides students with rich educational opportunities. Located within the HCOPH at the OUHSC, the Oklahoma Public Health Training Center (OPHTC) fulfills its mission of “Strengthening Oklahoma’s Public Health Workforce” by collaborating – under the umbrella of the Region 6 South Central Public Health Training Center – on various projects including training needs assessments, capacity building among the public health workforce, and facilitating student field placements or collaborative projects. In addition, the OPHTC works with organizations across the state to provide education and training to the state’s public health workforce with a special focus on community health workers.

Southern Plains Tribal Health Board (SPTHB)

Oklahoma Public Health Association (OPHA)


University of New Mexico
College of Public Health (UNM)

The University of New Mexico College of Population Health is an active force in UNM’s larger mission to improve healthcare delivery, access, and equality for all people. Through our rigorous research efforts, Bachelor of Science in Population Health, Master of Public Health, and other programs, we are agents of change in New Mexico and beyond.

Founded in 2016 as a response to New Mexico’s dire need to address health concerns among the state’s various communities, the College of Population Health is the second college of its kind in the U.S., and the first to offer a Bachelor of Science in Population Health degree.

Through education, applied research, policy, service, and partnerships, the College of Population Health will:

  • Educate a diverse future workforce equipped with competencies in disease prevention, wellness, social determinants, environmental health, mental health, healthcare delivery and policy.
  • Leverage our collective expertise in epidemiology, biostatistics, social sciences, community health, health policy, and healthcare delivery to develop interventions that are innovative, high-quality, data-driven, and validated by multiple sources of evidence to improve and sustain social, environmental, and health outcomes;
  • Assess community, health system and environmental needs and assets in order to map disease, interventions, and policies that warrant in-depth attention to improve health outcomes.
  • Mobilize and expand partnerships within the UNM Network, with Tribal, regional, and global communities, public and private institutions, and government agencies to take actions that advance health and social equity for New Mexico, the U.S.-Mexico border, Tribal Nations, the country, the region and the globe;
  • Grow and sustain a College that is organizationally and financially strong with a climate that values and invests in human beings.

CHWA/Nuestra Salud

Albuquerque Area Southwest
Tribal Epidemiology Center (AASTEC)



UTMB LogoUniversity of Texas Medical Branch (UTMB)

The School of Public & Population Health (SPPH) at the University of Texas Medical Branch in Galveston, TX, was formally approved in 2022 to serve as a hub for integrating and aligning research, scholarship, practice, and education activities across the UTMB campus to address public health challenges locally, across Texas, and beyond. SPPH is home to five departments including Biostatistics and Data Science, Bioethics and Health Humanities, Epidemiology, Population Health and Health Disparities, and Global Health and Emerging Diseases. Across these departments, we focus on the primary prevention of disease and disability through the promotion of healthy behaviors and environments, while also addressing disparities in these outcomes. We also emphasize secondary prevention, or limitation of disease progression, through effective screening and early intervention, and promote tertiary prevention, or prevention of disease sequelae, through effective treatment and rehabilitation to restore health and function. SPPH offers three CEPH-accredited PhD programs (Bioethics & Health Humanities, Population Health Sciences, and Rehabilitation Sciences), two CEPH-accredited academic master’s degrees (MS in Aerospace Medicine and MS in Bioethics & Health Humanities), and five CEPH-accredited concentrations for the Master of Public Heath (MPH) degree (Bioethics, Biostatistics, Epidemiology, Generalist [MD/MPH], and Public Health Practice).

Texas Health Institute (THI)

Texas Association of City and County Health Officials (TACCHO)

The Texas Association of City & County Health Officials (TACCHO) is the premier member organization of Texas local public health departments (LHDs). TACCHO conducts it work through four pillars: Leadership, Education, Advocacy and Development. LHDs are governed by municipalities and/or county government and Boards of Health. TACCHO and members work in partnership with state and federal agencies to enhance state and local public health practice in Texas with the ultimate goal of improving the health of Texans living in their communities. TACCHO members provide local public health services to, and protect, over 80% of the Texas population; employ public health professionals, including specialists in epidemiology, environmental health, chronic and infectious diseases, men’s and women’s health, nurses, doctors and serve as the subject matter expert and resource on issues affecting local public health.

Texas Department of State Health Services (DSHS)

Public Health Training Center Network (PHTCN)

The Region 6 South Central Public Health Training Center is a proud member of the Public Health Training Center Network (PHTCN).