The American Health Care Association and National Center for Assisted LIving launched a new online learning management system called ahcancalED.

The website contains information on educational programs, webinars, instructional videos and other training, and is free for members.

“We created ahcancalED for our members who do not have the time or budget to develop the newest in-service training,” said David Gifford, M.D., AHCA/NCAL senior vice president of quality and regulatory affairs. “Our objective also was to provide the best and latest educational tools, especially as CMS increases its regulatory requirements about staff training and competency in a number of areas.”

The site was designed to be interactive and lets users track their learning process. Gifford said new programs will continually be added. He described the new system as a “value-added benefit.”

Suggestions for content or other site enhancements should be be sent to the ahcancalED team at