September marked National Preparedness Month, during which Public Health Foundation (PHF) set a goal to reach 3,000 course completions on TRAIN that build one or more of the Public Health Preparedness and Response Core Competencies. TRAIN is the nation’s most comprehensive learning management network for professionals and volunteers who protect the public’s health. Since January 2013, nearly 1,500 courses per month that build one or more of the Public Health Preparedness and Response Core Competencies were completed on average through TRAIN. Reaching the goal of 3,000 course completions was a challenge; however, through the PHF’s website and social media (Twitter & Facebook), there were 3,605 course completions across 278 different preparedness courses during September 2013!
Though National Preparedness Month is now over, both personal preparedness and the training and readiness of response personnel remain important. Learners can still explore trainings/courses offered through TRAIN in the terrorism/emergency readiness subject area. To embark upon these trainings, create a TRAIN account today and start learning by taking the following steps:
Many thanks to those who contributed to the 3,605 course completions on TRAIN and to all of our partners who retweeted/liked our tweets and Facebook posts throughout National Preparedness Month! Even though the 3,000 course completions goal has been met, public health professionals are encouraged to continue taking preparedness courses that ensure our families and communities are prepared for emergencies and disasters