The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s Learning Connection (CDC LC) was established in November 2010 to provide a central location for e-learning, training information, and other public health learning activities. In 2011, CDC partnered with the Public Health Foundation (PHF) through a cooperative agreement to integrate TRAIN, the nation’s premier learning management system for professionals who protect the public’s health, as an external-facing portal to the national learning management system on CDC LC. With CDC TRAIN, CDC LC provides access to a variety of free public health training opportunities offered in on-site and web-based learning formats. Many of these courses offer continuing education for maintaining professional licenses. Following is a sample of the 25,000 courses available on TRAIN:
For decades, the public health community has looked to CDC for quality, up-to-date training to help improve public health practice and meet professional development goals. CDC TRAIN offers more flexibility to a broader audience of public health learners than any CDC learning system ever has. All learners, anywhere, and anytime are able to locate learning resources through CDC TRAIN.
This partnership addresses the immediate and long-term training needs of the public health community and creates a unique Web presence expected to reestablish CDC as a leading source for public health training. PHF is proud to be a part of this groundbreaking contribution to global health.
Visit CDC LC at http://www.cdc.gov/learning/ to experience features that are changing how the public health community learns.