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Learning in Disaster Health February 13, 2014 Lois D. Banks, PHF TRAIN Director Erin Bougie, PHF TRAIN Program Assistant.

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1 Learning in Disaster Health February 13, 2014 Lois D. Banks, PHF TRAIN Director Erin Bougie, PHF TRAIN Program Assistant

2 Welcome What is TRAIN? Benefits associated with utilizing TRAIN Courses: How to search for a course How to post a course

3 Learning Networks What is a learning network? A collection of organizations that coordinate compartmentalized learning across and within discrete learning communities. What are the key words? Learning communities Compartmentalized Why? Separate organizations can collaborate to improve learning. Allows for simultaneous sharing and restriction of resources.

4 Our Model: What is “The premier learning management network for professionals and volunteers who protect the public’s health” A very large learner population, covering public health, public safety, emergency preparedness, and all in between

5 Train Home Page

6 A Brief History of Developed in 2003 Involved over 40 states and 400 public health professionals Continually improved through investment from network partners, funders, and sponsors – over $6.3m invested Historical sponsors: Centers for Disease Control & Prevention Health Resources and Services Administration Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Public Health Foundation The agencies and organizations who use

7… How is managed? Coordinated by a national non-profit organization: Public Health Foundation Agencies and organizations (learning communities) manage individual learning portals Distributed learning content across participating organizations What is the goal? A single, unified network for sharing and coordinating learning across the health sector’s learning communities A prepared, resilient health workforce

8 TRAIN Today More than a learning management system – a learning management network Includes 28 affiliates (learning communities) - 25 states and: Centers for Disease Control & Prevention (CDC) Medical Reserve Corps (MRC) Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) More than 760,000 registered health professionals Over 29,000 total courses from nearly 4,000 providers

9 Learning Communities Organizations who can build/purchase and maintain their own learning management systems. Why work together? Cost-savings / economies of scale Difference of priorities lead to across-the-board improvement Shared innovations Improved cross-jurisdictional communication & partnerships

10’s Learning Communities

11 Compartmentalization Need: the ability to separate information so that only certain users can see and access it. Solution: customizable groups Limit who can see content and resources Allows both public and private groups What to compartmentalize? Courses, resources, discussions, users, etc.

12 Minimizing Learner Clutter Learners only see courses visible to the groups they are in

13 Maximizing Tracking of Training

14 Organic Growth Multiple learning communities Building a network and a community together Preparedness community has access to build upon itself Sharing resources & trainings necessary with smaller budgets Variety of audiences with shared interest Focus on a sector, rather than a singular organization Open registration Anyone can register Allows integration of future and experienced workforce segments Allows for sharing of costs among sector stakeholders

15 Normalizing National Standards Current national standards on Core Competencies for Public Health Professionals Medical Reserve Corps Competencies Public Health Preparedness and Response Competencies Public Health Preparedness Capabilities

16 It’s All Bigger than Public Health Department Accreditation Role in documenting organizational learning and preparedness to deliver services Public Health Systems and Services Research (PHSSR) Role in identifying gaps in training and improvements in infrastructure Public Health Preparedness and Response Assessing workforce preparedness to respond to emergencies Health Workforce Pipeline Identifying where workforce comes from, why, and why they leave

17 Lessons Learned 1.Different organizations within the same sector have slightly different objectives and needs and this benefits learning networks 2.Those organizations develop training and education resources based on those needs 3.Given a platform to share, most organizations are willing to share their developed resources 4.Once sharing is in place, organic growth of the network occurs

18 Benefits to the Learner Locate courses, conferences, and trainings geared towards your profession Find up-to-date courses on a spectrum of public health issues: Health Communications Terrorism / Emergency Readiness Minority Health / Health Disparities Infectious Diseases / Immunizations Obesity Meet your continuing education requirements: CNE, CME, CEU/CE, CHES, CEC-Dental MTASCP Academic Credit and more!

19 Benefits to the Course Provider TRAIN Course Providers can… Manage online registration, course rosters, waitlists, and certificates Host online discussions and post course materials Assign competencies to courses Develop custom pre/post tests and evaluations Analyze data on course availability and learner participation Advertise courses for free Save time and money Share trainings across states Utilize multiple course formats Send individual or group emails Hone in on your target audience

20 Searching on TRAIN Searching for Courses and Resources on TRAIN (A Demonstration)

21 Contact Information Public Health Foundation Lois Banks: Erin Bougie:

22 Thank You

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