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TRAIN Dataset 2: Information on TRAIN Courses and Competencies

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To build upon the research that has already been conducted, the Public Health Foundation has been awarded a grant from the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation to utilize TRAIN, the nation’s premier learning management system network designed specifically for professionals who protect and improve the public’s health, to perform tasks aimed at advancing the field of Public Health Services and Systems Research (PHSSR).  As part of this project three tailored datasets were developed that can be used to address specific research questions.​  The TRAIN Dataset for the Information on TRAIN Courses and Competencies has been compiled for the years 2003 through 2012 and includes 11,862 records.


There are limitations to this dataset.  Course information on TRAIN often varies by states and organizations and is currently not standardized.  The course competencies may also be incomplete due to many course providers not assigning to their courses.


If you are interested in accessing these datasets, please view the Using TRAIN for Research: Your Guide to Using the TRAIN Datasets for Research webinar, or you can access it by clicking on the "View Resource" link above, then download and print a copy of the TRAIN Data Use Agreement.  Read, sign, and fax or email the completed TRAIN Data Use Agreement to:
Recognizing that the needs of PHSSR extend beyond these three datasets, PHF invites researchers to request customized data from TRAIN to meet specific needs. Requested data can include any fields in TRAIN related to workforce questions, but cannot include any potentially identifying information.  For more information on the field of Public Health Services and Systems Research please refer to our PHSSR page.


Public Health Foundation has updated the datasets to include 2012 information in order to keep the datasets accurate. You must obtain approval before you are able to access the TRAIN Datasets.


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