Project ECHOs

ECHO Mental Health

The Child & Adolescent Mental Health ECHO (Extension for Community Healthcare Outcomes) for Native American Children and Youth project is a collaboration between the California Area Indian Health Services, Southern Indian Health Council, Two Feathers Native American Family Services, UC San Diego Health System, and the Stanford Psychiatry Center for Youth Mental Health and Wellbeing to improve the treatment of pediatric mental health challenges.

ECHO uses technology to facilitate mentoring and knowledge sharing, enabling clinicians to provide best practice care for complex and chronic diseases in their communities. Clinicians, behavioral health providers, and community health workers are invited to participate in the Child & Adolescent Mental Health ECHO program, led by experts from Stanford Psychiatry Center for Youth Mental Health and Wellbeing, UC San Diego Health System, Southern Indian Health Council and Two Feathers Native American Family Services.

Visit the ECHO Mental Health website for more info.

ECHO Nursing Home

Project ECHO has launched a Nursing Home COVID-19 Action Network. This effort is supported by the federal Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ) in collaboration with the Institute for Healthcare Improvement (IHI), Stanford Medicine, and Health Services Advisory Group (HSAG).

We have actively recruited nursing homes and training centers around the California to join this interactive community of practice to collaboratively advance improvements in COVID-19 preparedness, safety, and infection control.

Visit the ECHO Nursing Home website for more info.

ECHO Diabetes

The goal of the Diabetes in the Time of COVID-19 ECHO is to empower primary care providers to address the needs of patients with type 1 and type 2 diabetes in their communities who do not have access to routine specialty care. 

Preliminary data on outcomes for those with diabetes and COVID-19 indicate higher hospitalization, intensive care, and fatality rates compared to those without reported underlying health conditions. Minimizing hyperglycemia and “suboptimal control” is paramount to reducing diabetes patient risk and vulnerability to infection and complications, including COVID-19.

Visit the ECHO Diabetes website for more info.

About Project ECHO

Project ECHO is a revolutionary guided-practice model that reduces health disparities in under-served and remote areas of the state, nation, and world.

During this time of global crisis, the Project ECHO model has a special role to play in quickly helping to connect experts and frontline healthcare professionals caring for patients during the time of COVID-19.

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