July 2014: Ohio Graduate of the PHF Supported 2014 E-Learning Institute

Norma J Ryan and Darral BrownDr. Norma J. Ryan, RN, MCHES, Coordinator for Ohio Connections for Children with Special Needs (OCCSN) at the Ohio Department of Health, recently completed the 2014 E-Learning Institute, a collaborative effort between the Public Health Foundation (PHF) and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s (CDC) Division of Scientific Education and Professional Development (DSEPD).

Dr. Ryan’s Quick-Learn Lesson is an e-learning module for the 5As Healthy Weight Program, based on a brief intervention model, for health professionals working in women’s health centers. The 5As approach was developed to address obesity and overweight in women of childbearing age since both are potential risk factors for certain birth defects.

The target audience for the quick-learn lesson are health professionals working in women’s health centers.

This second E-Learning Institute focused on empowering a group of nine education and training staff who were selected from over 200 applicants, from state, tribal, local, and territorial (STLT) health departments, with the tools and resources needed to efficiently and effectively develop e-learning modules that could be added to the TRAIN network[1]

Dr. Ryan was paired with mentor Darral Brown MSc., MEd., Instructional Designer, working with EDCELS in CDC/DSEPD.


[1] TRAIN is learning resource for professionals who protect the public’s health – http://www.train.org

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