What is TRAIN?

The TrainingFinder Real-time Affiliate Integrated Network, or TRAIN, is the nation’s premier learning resource for professionals who protect the public’s health. TRAIN is comprised of the national site and participating TRAIN affiliate sites. Affiliate sites are managed by many state public health agencies, academic partners, and others. As TRAIN grows, it serves a larger portion of the U.S. public health workforce. 

Because all TRAIN sites are connected, TRAIN users can access information about state, local, national, or international training available to them through any participating TRAIN site.

Learners can use TRAIN to:

  • Search or browse the nationwide database for on-site or distance learning courses 
  • Sign up for e-mails about new courses 
  • Create a personal learning record of competency-based training
  • Provide and view feedback about courses listed on the site 
  • Register online for many courses 
  • Earn CEUs (often at no cost)

Course Providers can use TRAIN to:

  • Efficiently publicize courses to thousands of TRAIN users through multiple web sites – enter course information once (not dozens of times) and it is automatically visible to all participating TRAIN sites 
  • Manage online registration and student rosters 
  • Collect feedback from learners online 
  • Post course materials and discussion topics 

TRAIN is a project of the Public Health Foundation with a grant from The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation and funding from participating states and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

Why should I register as a user?
Registration gives users access to a more comprehensive learning experience, including:

  • Access to course information and announcements available exclusively to people in your geographic area or job category 
  • Quick online registration for many courses 
  • An online transcript to track your learning and credits 
  • The ability to save course search criteria for future use 
  • Optional e-mail notices of new courses in topics of interest
  • Access to valuable documents, course certificates, and message board features 

Although registration is not mandatory to search TRAIN, visitors cannot access certain information and features.

The Western Region Public Health Training Center invites you to be a part of TRAIN.