In order to continually advance the efforts of the Public Health Services and Systems Research (PHSSR) Agenda
, data on the public health workforce must remain current. Through a grant from the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation (RWJF) in 2010, the Public Health Foundation (PHF) created three datasets on the public health workforce utilizing TRAIN
, the nation’s premier learning management network designed for public health professionals. With over 675,000 registered learners, and 29,000 courses coming from more than 4,000 providers of training, TRAIN’s database can be used to learn about many aspects of the current public health workforce. These aspects include the workforce’s overall skills/competence, the way the workforce is being trained, and the overall capacity of the public health workforce.
These datasets have recently been updated by PHF to include 2012 TRAIN
data. A large number of new records were added to each of the three datasets. There were 136,260 new records added to the Demographics on TRAIN Learners, 2,345 added to the Information on TRAIN Courses and Competencies, and 932 added to the TRAIN Courses by Competencies and Professional Roles dataset. For more information on the three updated datasets, follow the links below:
- Demographics on TRAIN Learners (2003-2012)
- Information on TRAIN Courses and Competencies (2003-2012)
- TRAIN Courses by Competencies and Professional Roles (2003-2012)
Furthermore, recognizing that the needs of PHSSR extend beyond these three datasets, PHF invites researchers to request customized data from TRAIN
to meet specific research needs. Requested data can include any fields in TRAIN related to workforce questions, but cannot include any potentially identifying information.
To learn more about TRAIN’s data and how these data can be used for research, visit our PHSSR page