Training Team

DSHS Health Emergency Preparedness and Response Training Staff coordinate with public health, medical, and emergency management partners to provide training for agency partners and stakeholders at the regional and local level, based on specific identified needs.

All education and training activities are competency based and designed to address specific needs as identified from information gathered using diverse methods, such as needs assessments and, planning development docuements, and exercise reports.

Based on this information,  training staff supports online training development; instructor-led training; tracking of training completions; and reporting for health and medical preparedness courses. The Health Emergency Preparedness and Response Training Group is comprised of instructional design staff, certified training facilitators, and skilled training development staff.

Available training can be found on Texas TRAIN. This includes eLearning courses; registration and tracking for in-person training events; registration for webinars or podcasts; verification of required training; training records and transcripts; certificates for training completed using TRAIN; and a variety of resources available to users of TRAIN.

TRAIN is a national Learning Management System (LMS) funded by the Public Health Foundation and a grant from the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation. Funding is also provided by participating TRAIN sites and the Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) Texas is one of 31 affiliated sites that use TRAIN as a centralized database for sharing public health training opportunities. All TRAIN sites are connected, allowing TRAIN users access to state, regional, local, national, and international training available through the TRAIN sites. TRAIN is free to users and open to the public -- anyone can use a TRAIN account.

You are encouraged to visit to create an account and take advantage of these training opportunities.

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Our goal is a workforce that is well trained and ready to respond to disasters in the State of Texas and beyond.


Last updated February 26, 2021