A UC San Diego Health System pediatrician is being nationally recognized for fighting childhood obesity one click at a time
The Health and Obesity: Prevention and Education (HOPE) Curriculum Project, spearheaded by Jeannie Huang, MD, MPH, associate professor of Pediatrics at UC San Diego School of Medicine, is a winner of the 2012 Learning! 100 Awards for its e-learning curriculum.
The Learning! 100 Awards recognizes the top 100 organizations for their best learning and development programs.
The HOPE Curriculum is a web-based, multidisciplinary, healthy living and counseling curriculum to educate pediatric clinicians, dentists and trainees across the nation on health consequences of childhood obesity, screening techniques to identify children and families at risk and weight counseling methods for behavioral change.
The program is offered free of charge and provides continuing education credit.
“It is a great honor to be recognized at this level for innovation in education,” said Huang. “We believe it speaks to the quality of online services and educational opportunities provided through the project.”
The HOPE Project, ranked number eight out of the selected public sector winners, includes interactive elements such as video role-play scenarios, on-demand lectures and access to supplementary materials.
“Our goal is that the HOPE project will continue to provide an effective avenue of education for clinicians to prevent childhood obesity and its co-morbidities,” said Huang.
Those interested in joining the program, can e-mail the HOPE project at firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.