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.
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.
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.