Nursing Home COVID-19 Action Network

The California ECHO COVID-19 Action Network is supported by the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ) in collaboration with the Institute for Healthcare Improvement (IHI), Health Services Advisory Group (HSAG), and the Stanford School of Medicine. The purpose of this training and mentorship program is to help California providers advance improvements in COVID-19 preparedness, safety, and infection control. The weekly ECHO meetings engage providers in peer to peer learning and sharing of best practices on topics such as vaccines/vaccinations, visitation, testing, personal protective equipment (PPE), cohorting, quarantine guidelines, leadership, and emotional well-being of staff.

  Past Session Topics

  • Post-Vaccination practices
  • Ongoing COVID-19 identification and treatment
  • Emotional & organizational support for staff
  • Vaccinations include vaccine confidence, testing, logistics, ongoing compliance and complications
  • Addressing and supporting the needs of resident and families or care partners
  • Stopping the spread (Infection Control)
  • Leadership communication for COVID-19
  • Leadership behaviors to support teams during COVID-19

  Compensation Information

The deadline for eligible nursing homes to submit their invoice after completing the training requirements is September 23rd. The ECHO Institute will only be able to process payments from invoices submitted on or by this date. If your nursing homes is opting out of receiving the $6,000 compensation, please complete Compensation Opt-Out form ASAP.

To assist with your submissions, please view the Compensation Packet and the one-page Checklist.
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Sessions have concluded as of 08/31/21.

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. 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.