Marina Martin, MD
Stanford ECHO Nursing COVID-19 Director
Latest information on COVID-19
Project ECHO is launching 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.
Both Medicare and Medicaid-certified nursing homes are eligible to participate. Participation is free.
Nursing Homes that actively participate in the training will receive $6,000 in compensation in recognition of the staff time involved.
This reimbursement is available to Medicare and Medicaid-certified nursing homes eligible to receiving funding from the Provider Relief Fund and that have agreed to its terms and conditions. The vast majority of nursing homes are eligible.
Project ECHO is a revolutionary guided-practice model that reduces health disparities in under-served and remote areas of the state, nation, and world. Through innovative telementoring, the ECHO model uses a hub-and-spoke knowledge-sharing approach where expert teams lead virtual clinics, amplifying the capacity for providers to deliver best-in-practice care to the underserved in their own communities.