Project ECHO Learning Communities

CHAMPS has partnered with the Rocky Mountain Public Health Training Center (RMPHTC) to develop and launch interactive ECHO Learning Communities to address quality improvement initiatives important to Region VIII Community Health Centers.

Please click or scroll down to learn more about upcoming live CHAMPS ECHO Learning Communities:

How is an ECHO Learning Community Different? 
ECHO Learning Communities are not like a regular webinar series. Participants will need a computer with a webcam to log onto a live video conference meeting platform where they will see, hear, and interact with content experts and other participants in the learning community.

Health centers are encouraged to invite a cross disciplinary team of professionals from their health center to participate in these clinic-wide quality improvement focused ECHO series.

ECHO Participant Expectations
As a participant in this free learning community, we ask that you to:

  • Attend all sessions in the series (to the best of your ability).
  • Participate in discussions and activities during each session.
  • Join via video for sessions by logging in on a computer with webcam, smartphone, or tablet.

Session Format
During each 60 minute session, a subject matter expert will lead a brief 15 minute didactic presentation followed by a facilitated discussion with panelists and learners. Learners will then spend the remainder of the hour reflecting on the topic as it applies to their health center and reach out to the expert, panelists and other peer learners for feedback, recommendations, and discussion from the group.

Costs For ECHO Learning Communities
Participation in a CHAMPS/RMPHTC ECHO are FREE for health centers (Health Center Program Grantees and FQHC Look-Alikes) in Region VIII (CO, MT, ND, SD, UT, and WY), including CME credit. At this time, participation is limited to Region VIII health centers.  Please visit the Region VIII Health Centers and PCAs page to determine if your organization qualifies for free participation in these ECHO Learning Communities.

Completed ECHO Learning Communities

2016 Colorectal Cancer Screening ECHO Learning Community:  In this series, health center participants learned about tools and strategies to improve patient outcomes related to colorectal cancer screening rates in support of the 80 by 18 goal set by the National Colorectal Cancer Roundtable.

2016 Behavioral Health ECHO Learning Community: In this series, health center participants learned about the fastest growing model of integrated care and practical strategies to apply in order to move towards behavioral health integration.

Summer and Fall 2017 Care Coordination Strategies for Diabetes Management ECHO Learning Communities: In this series, health center care coordination professionals developed key skills and strategies and  learned about resources to support and engage patients with diabetes in their own care. This learning community launched a second cohort in fall of 2017.


In this series, health center care coordination and patient navigation professionals will develop key skills and strategies to improve patient outcomes related to colorectal cancer screening rates in support of the 80 by 18 goal set by the National Colorectal Cancer Roundtable (NCCRT). This series will feature experts from the NCCRT, Kaiser Permanente Center for Health Research, Patient Navigation Training Center, and Region VIII health centers.

Audience: The Care Coordination Strategies for Improving Rates of Colorectal Cancer Screening ECHO series is intended for those coordinating the care of patients at Region VIII Community Health Centers (CHCs).  This may include care coordinators, patient navigators, case managers, or similar roles.  Participating health centers are not required to have a care coordination program specific to colorectal cancer screening before attending this series.

JANUARY 23, 2018 – FEBRUARY 20, 2018

Dates: The Care Coordination Strategies for Diabetes Management ECHO Learning Community will meet each Tuesday (1/23, 1/30, 2/6, 2/13, 2/20).

Time: 11:30 AM-12:30 PM MT (12:30 PM-1:30 PM CT)

Sessions in Series:

  • January 23:       Colorectal Cancer Screening 101 for Care Coordinators
  • January 30:       Evidence-Based Messaging about Colorectal Cancer Screening
  • February 6:       Patient Motivation
  • February 13:     Prioritizing Patients for Care Coordination
  • February 20:     Sustaining a Care Coordination Program


Registration is now closed. Please contact the Clinical Quality Improvement Director if you are interested in attending a future iteration of this series. We may re-run this series at a later date if there is enough expressed interest.