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What is TRAIN?


TRAIN is a national learning network that provides thousands of quality training opportunities to more than one million professionals who protect and improve the public's health.
Powered by the Public Health Foundation (PHF), the TRAIN Learning Network brings together agencies and organizations in the public health, healthcare, and preparedness sectors to disseminate, track, and share trainings for the health workforce on a single national online learning management platform. This platform was built by and for the health workforce and supports the overall TRAIN Learning Network.
The TRAIN Learning Network is comprised of the following three major components:
  • TRAIN Affiliates: There are currently 29 TRAIN affiliate agencies, including 26 state health and preparedness agencies and 3 federal agencies — the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), Medical Reserve Corps (MRC), and Veterans Health Administration (VHA). These agencies work together to coordinate and share workforce trainings and operate branded portals on the TRAIN learning management platform.
  • TRAIN Course Providers: Government agencies, academic institutions, professional associations, non-profits, and other institutions post content to TRAIN. The PHF TRAIN team, as well as TRAIN affiliate agencies, work closely with these course providers to build a catalog of thousands of online courses and other training content that is openly available to learners through TRAIN. More than 97% of these trainings are free. Many offer CEs and are aligned with the Core Competencies for Public Health Professionals as well as other nationally recognized standards.
  • TRAIN Learners: More than one million public health, healthcare, and preparedness professionals from all US states and territories, as well as 177 other countries are registered users on TRAIN. Anyone can register as a learner on TRAIN at no cost. In 2015 alone, TRAIN learners completed more than 820,000 courses. More than 80% of learner course registrations resulted in course completions.

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