Fondation Pierre Fabre

An online learning network that provides access to thousands of quality training opportunities

Main beneficiary country:
United States

About the sponsor

The Public Health Foundation

The Public Health Foundation (PHF) is a private, non-profit, organization based in Washington DC. It aims to improve the public’s health, by strengthening the quality and performance of public health practice.

Since 1970, PHF has developed effective resources, tools, information and training for health agencies, organizations, and individuals to help improve performance and community health outcomes. PHF is an independent, non-membership organization, governed by an 11-member Board of Directors.

Sector: Health: Healthcare professionals and structures

Country of origin: United States

The organisation has:

0
Full-Time Equivalent
5
Employees
0
Volunteer
2
Service providers

Initiative overview

Healthcare themes targeted

  • Mother and child health
  • Primary healthcare
  • Nutrition
  • Infectious diseases
  • Sexual and reproductive health
  • HIV/AIDS
  • Access to quality medicines/pharmacies
  • Vaccination
  • Chronic diseases
  • Cardiovascular illnesses
  • Cancer
  • Oral health
  • Mental health
  • Emergency services

Stage of development:

  • Routine project/operational

Area where initiative is utilised

  • International (in several countries)

Initiative start date

  • 01/01/2003

Financing

Financing method

  • Public (grant/subsidies, call for proposals/call for tender, etc.)
  • NGO
  • Government agency (i.e AFD, USAID, etc.)

Economic model(s)

  • Revenue generated by the beneficiaries/healthcare facilities

About the initiative

TRAIN addresses the problem of limited access to quality training and learning opportunities, for healthcare professionals in lower-resource settings. Health agencies and providers are typically unable to prepare health professionals for the vast variety of conditions that they may see and try to improve upon. This is where a collaborative network like TRAIN comes in.

The TRAIN Learning Network operates through economies of scale to bring 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 online learning management system (LMS) platform. By working together, agencies and providers of training can build capacity of the workforce across a variety of topics, health professionals can easily find training and learning opportunities from various organizations, nonprofits, and government agencies quickly, and standardized data on the workforce can be encouraged. Anyone, anywhere can create an account on the TRAIN Learning Network and take training at no cost.

TRAIN is an online learning network that provides access to thousands of quality training opportunities to more than 1.5 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 online learning management system (LMS) platform. This platform was built by and for the health workforce.

Fields of application:

Health professional training

Target audience

  • Healthcare professionals and structures (hospitals, healthcare centres/clinics, health networks)

Initiative objectives

  • Decreased mortality
  • Decreased morbidity
  • Reduced suffering
  • Improved treatment
  • Better trained health service delivery

Key figures

1500000 Number of beneficiaries since launch

40000 Number of users per Month

Materials used

  • Smartphone
  • Tablet
  • Computer

Technologies used

  • Internet

Offline use

No

Open Source

No

Open Data

Yes

Independent evaluation

Yes
auto-evaluated or evaluated by a related organization

Partners

Collaborators

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