Project ECHO Learning Communities

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

Please click or scroll down to learn more about these CHAMPS/RMPHTC Learning Communities:

What is an ECHO Learning Community? 
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.

During each 60-90 minute ECHO session, a subject matter expert will lead a brief 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

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

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


This series has concluded. Please contact Clinical Quality Improvement Director if you would be interested in a future cohort of this series. 

In this series, health center care team members learned from Children’s Hospital Colorado lifestyle medicine specialists how to utilize effective communication strategies, address nutrition and physical activity guidelines, incorporate comorbidity screening, and when to make referrals to address childhood obesity. We encouraged a variety of care team members to attend, including medical and behavioral health providers, clinical support staff, and related disciplines.

  • Session 1: Starting the Conversation of Child Weight in the Primary Care Setting
  • Session 2: Identifying Weight Related Medical Problems and Motivating Change
  • Session 3: How to Navigate Food and Activity Conversations with Families
  • Session 4: Resources and Referrals
  • Session 5: Putting it All Together: Motivational Interviewing (MI) in Action

CME: This Live series activity, Prevention and Treatment of Childhood Obesity In Primary Care Learning Community, from 05/27/2020 – 06/24/2020, has been reviewed and is acceptable for credit by the American Academy of Family Physicians. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Approved for 5.0 AAFP Prescribed credits. Approved for 1.0 AAFP Prescribed credit per session.

If you attended the May- June 2020 series, CME certificates will be emailed to you in mid July 2020. Please contact the Clinical Quality Improvement Director with any questions or if you do not receive a CME certificate.

Please contact the Clinical Quality Improvement Director with any questions about CHAMPS ECHO Learning Communities.