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PHF Seeks Feedback for Next TRAIN Platform

Related Categories: Workforce Development

Topic: TRAIN

Date: 7/7/2015

​The Public Health Foundation (PHF) is seeking feedback from learners and course providers to help inform the development of a new Learning Management System (LMS) platform for TRAIN, the nation’s premier learning management network for professionals and volunteers who protect the public’s health.

Feedback can be submitted by completing a brief TRAIN Learner Questionnaire or TRAIN Course Provider Questionnaire. PHF will be accepting feedback through August 31, 2015.

The new TRAIN platform will be programmed using HTML5 and designed responsively to work on all devices. The overriding goal is to provide an improved learner experience. Planned features include a simplified registration process, a more robust database, and enhanced safeguards and security features.

TRAIN was developed in 2003 in response to the need for a training network to prepare workers and track trainings for emergencies. The network has since grown to include 25 states and 4 federal agencies – the Medical Reserve Corps (MRC),  Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA), and Veterans Health Administration (VHA).

PHF, in partnership with technology partner KMI, is currently working with an advisory group of TRAIN affiliates, course providers, and partners to gather requirements for the new platform. Requirements cover functionality and features of TRAIN that will be new or different from what TRAIN can currently do. Results from these questionnaires will also help identify requirements for the new TRAIN platform.


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Shari Tedford


We use TRAIN for our workforce development. I refer student interns to TRAIN for further education on Public Health. We use it to house our staff training plans and education. I love it! I like the idea of being able to use across multiple platforms. I could never get it work on my Ipad.

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PHF Seeks Feedback for Next TRAIN Platform