Public health preparedness trainings developed by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)-funded Preparedness and Emergency Response Learning Centers (PERLCs) are now more widely available and easily searchable on the TRAIN Learning Network.
The 14 PERLCs, housed at academic institutions throughout the country, developed approximately 400 training modules between 2010 and 2015 that were available across individual PERLC websites. Since only some of these courses were included on TRAIN, it remained difficult to locate and search for these courses until now.
To ensure that these trainings are more readily accessible to the public health workforce, the Public Health Foundation (PHF) and CDC have been collaborating to add PERLC content to TRAIN that was not already posted to the network. To date, nearly an additional 100 preparedness courses developed by the PERLCs have been added to TRAIN, bringing the total number of PERLC courses available on TRAIN to nearly 350. Additionally, learners can now access a new Preparedness and Emergency Response Learning Centers (PERLC) Course Search, making it even easier for learners to find this quality content on TRAIN.