Virginia Project ECHO

Thank you for visiting the Virginia Department of Health Project ECHO page.

Please visit the Injury and Violence Prevention Program’s Project ECHO page at https://www.vdh.virginia.gov/injury-and-violence-prevention/project-echo/to learn more about the many offerings of Project ECHO sessions.

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ANNOUNCING: Virginia Department of Health Project ECHO COVID-19 Special Sessions

These sessions will be live recorded without participants and posted to our website for viewing.  Participants viewing the sessions after session taping should register at the link provided. For those participants claiming continuing education units, please complete the evaluation survey post the session.  Q&A for the next session can be submitted to ivp@vdh.virginia.gov

To learn more about the agency’s response to COVID-19, visit https://www.vdh.virginia.gov/coronavirus/

Target audience: Primary care healthcare providers practicing in office settings

May 21, 2020: Infection Control and Best Practices in Clinic Settings: Link provided at https://www.vdh.virginia.gov/project-echo/covid-19-special-session-recordings-and-materials/

May 28, 2020: Myths in Medication Management: Link provided at https://www.vdh.virginia.gov/project-echo/covid-19-special-session-recordings-and-materials/

June 4, 2020: Telehealth: Link provided at https://www.vdh.virginia.gov/project-echo/covid-19-special-session-recordings-and-materials/

June 11, 2020: Microbiology and Testing: Recorded link, registration for reviewing link, and evaluation to submit for continuing education units to be provided

June 18, 2020: COVID-19 and Shared Experiences from providers: Recorded link, registration for reviewing link, and evaluation to submit for continuing education units to be provided

June 25, 2020: COVID-19 and Mental Health Considerations: Recorded link, registration for reviewing link, and evaluation to submit for continuing education units to be provided

July 1, 2020: Congregate Settings: Recorded link, registration for reviewing link, and evaluation to submit for continuing education units to be provided

About the Project ECHO

Project ECHO® is a lifelong learning and guided practice model that revolutionizes medical education and exponentially increases workforce capacity to provide best-practice specialty care and reduce health disparities.

Using proven adult learning techniques and interactive video technology, the ECHO Model™ connects groups of community providers with specialists at centers of excellence in regular real-time collaborative sessions. The sessions, designed around case-based learning and mentorship, help local workers gain the expertise required to provide needed services. Providers gain skills and confidence; specialists learn new approaches for applying their knowledge across diverse cultural and geographical contexts. As the capacity of the local workforce increases, lives improve (Reference University of New Mexico).

About the Project ECHO COVID-19 Special Sessions

The Virginia Department of Health Project ECHO COVID-19 team is providing up-to-date information and support for primary healthcare providers working on the front lines in outpatient offices and clinics in Virginia on case management methods for their patients and communities. Join a multidisciplinary network of outpatient office clinic professionals to disseminate and share best practices.

Accreditation:

Continuing Medical Education Units

This activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with the Essential Areas and Policies of the Medical Society of Virginia through the joint providership of Carilion Clinic’s CME Program and the Virginia Department of Health.

Carilion Clinic’s CME Program is accredited by The Medical Society of Virginia to provide continuing medical education for physicians. Carilion Clinic’s CME Program designates this live activity for a maximum of 1 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™.  Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Continuing Nursing Education Units

This nursing continuing professional development activity was approved by the Virginia Nurses Association, an accredited approver by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation. Each session is worth 1 nursing hour. Providers must complete an evaluation post session to earn continuing education unit hours.

Contact Us

For more information about the Virginia Department of Health Project ECHO, please visit the Injury and Violence Prevention Program’s Project ECHO page at https://www.vdh.virginia.gov/injury-and-violence-prevention/project-echo/

For more information about specific needs, contact Lisa Wooten, MPH, BSN, RN, VDH Injury and Violence Prevention Program Supervisor or Jean Hoyt, CMA, VDH Injury and Violence Prevention Program Specialist at ivp@vdh.Virginia.gov.