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TRAIN Learning Network Reaches Milestone, Surges Past 2 Million Health Workers

Related Categories: TRAIN, Workforce Development

Topic: TRAIN, Workforce Development

Author: Russ Rubin

Date: 9/18/2019

California, North Dakota, and South Dakota Join TRAIN

WASHINGTON – The Public Health Foundation (PHF) recently announced that the TRAIN Learning Network now reaches more than two million professionals, volunteers, students, and others – expanding learning opportunities to public health, healthcare, behavioral health, preparedness, and other members of the health workforce. The milestone marks rapid growth for TRAIN, which has grown by more than one million users since early 2016.
 
The TRAIN Learning Network is the leader in providing training and other learning opportunities globally, reaching all U.S. states, territories, and nearly every country. Health professionals on TRAIN have completed 1.1 million courses since January 1, 2019. Many trainings on TRAIN offer continuing education credits including continuing medical education, continuing nursing education, and other professional education unit types. Joining the TRAIN Learning Network is free for all professionals, volunteers, and students.
 
“TRAIN’s growth has been nothing short of remarkable,” said PHF President Ron Bialek. “We are honored that our nation’s health workforce has chosen TRAIN to build skills so critical for improving organizational performance and advancing the health of all Americans.”
 
This summer and early fall, TRAIN also welcomed California, North Dakota, and South Dakota as the latest state affiliates to join the network, which now totals 28 state agencies. The states join nine Federal, non-profit, and Tribal affiliate partners including the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and Veterans Health Administration (VHA). North Dakota’s TRAIN site launched in July.
 
Though their subscription, TRAIN affiliates, such as the North Dakota Department of Health, South Dakota Department of Health, and California Department of Public Health, receive a customized learning portal tailored to their needs. These organizations are able to provide cost-effective access to thousands of free trainings, manage learning, and assess workforce development and preparedness efforts.
 
“We are thrilled to provide this learning opportunity to our staff and statewide partners,” said Mylynn Tufte, MBA, MSIM, RN, State Health Officer for the State of North Dakota. “It is extremely valuable and time-saving for everyone to have immediate access to timely content from reputable learning institutions.”
 
Training content from organizations such as the American Academy of Pediatrics and the Public Health Training Centers – nearly 3,000 providers of training in total – is accessible through TRAIN. TRAIN also features more than 35 training plans, curated collections of training content that provide foundational learning on a chosen topic such as the social determinants of health and health equity.
 
Organizations wishing to learn more about becoming a TRAIN affiliate partner or training provider can contact Patti Abshier at (202)218-4427, pabshier@phf.org, or submit information online.

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TRAIN Learning Network Reaches Milestone, Surges Past 2 Million Health Workers