Project ECHO Learning Communities

CHAMPS has partnered with the Rocky Mountain Public Health Training Center (RMPHTC) and ECHO Colorado 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 and register for 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 expect you to:

  • Attend all sessions in the series (to the best of your ability).
  • Submit at least one example for discussion.
  • Participate in discussions 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. Select learners will then present a case study 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.

*CHAMPS/RMPHTC 2016 COLORECTAL CANCER SCREENING ECHO LEARNING COMMUNITY

In this series, health center participants will learn 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.

Experts and Panelists will include clinicians and staff from the American Cancer Society’s Speaker’s Bureau, the National Colorectal Cancer Roundtable, and Region VIII CHCs.

Audience:
Attendance by multidisciplinary staff from each health center is recommended. Clinical, quality improvement and administrative leadership are encouraged to register and to participate in this CRC ECHO learning community.

JUNE 7, 2016 – SEPTEMBER 20, 2016

The CRC ECHO Learning Community meets twice in June and then every third Tuesday of the month.

Time: 12:00 PM-1:00 PM MDT (1:00 PM-2:00 PM CDT)

Sessions in Series:

June 7:  Introduction to ECHO & Topic Overview*
June 21:  Making a Plan: How to Identify Patients for Screenings
July 19:  Creating a Policy for your CHC
August 16:  Communicating with Patients
September 20:  Coordinating Care across the Continuum

*June 7th session is an important part of the ECHO Learning Community Series but will not qualify for CME Credit.

Registration: Registration for this learning community is now closed.  If you would like to participate in a future Colorectal Cancer Screening ECHO learning community, please contact the Clinical Programs Director.

*CHAMPS/RMPHTC 2016 BEHAVIORAL HEALTH INTEGRATION ECHO LEARNING COMMUNITY

In this series, health center participants will learn about the fastest growing model of integrated care and practical strategies to apply in order to move towards behavioral health integration.

Experts and Panelists will include national and regional experts as well as clinicians and behavioral health professionals from Region VIII health centers and organizations.

Audience:
Attendance by multidisciplinary staff from each health center is recommended. Administrative leadership, medical directors and behavioral health professionals are encouraged to register and to participate in this ECHO learning community.

JULY 11, 2016 – SEPTEMBER 26, 2016

The BHI ECHO Learning Community meets every second and fourth Monday of the month.

Time: 12:00 PM-1:00 PM MDT (1:00 PM-2:00 PM CDT)

Sessions in Series:

July 11:  Introduction to ECHO & Topic Overview*
July 25:  Understanding Integration: Myths and Misconceptions
August 8:  Practical Tools and Roles of the Behavioral Health Clinician
August 22:  Impacting Healthcare Policy and Securing Financial Sustainability
September 12:  Cultural Competency and Health Equity
September 26:  Bridging the Chasm between Behavioral Health and Medical Providers

*July 11th session is an important part of the ECHO Learning Community Series but will not qualify for CME Credit.

Registration: Registration for this learning community is now closed.  If you would like to participate in a future Behavioral Health Integration ECHO learning community, please contact the Clinical Programs Director.