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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.

Lead: Weitzman Institute

Weitzman ECHO Childhood Trauma in the COVID-19 Era will work on what we know about trauma and its impact on youth, families, schools, and providers and assist participants with putting plans into motion using today’s resources.

This 6-month program will meet twice monthly to connect primary care medical, behavioral health, and school-based health providers over Zoom videoconferencing to a community of peers and subject-matter experts. Each one-hour session will consist of a brief didactic presentation on key issues followed by real patient cases with actionable recommendations.

Program Objectives:

  • Equip primary care medical, behavioral health, and school-based health providers with strategies for addressing how to identify trauma in child and adolescent populations
  • Review common therapies and treatment approaches for patients who have experienced trauma
  • Provide space for participants to reflect on the burnout, compassion fatigue, and trauma being experienced by providers
  • Share best practices on how to communicate with patients, families, and schools in a virtual environment
  • Develop a trauma-informed work climate
  • Create awareness of trauma-informed work with different populations (BIPOC, LGBTQ, etc.)

Are there any requirements for participation?

This program is supported by the National Council for Behavioral Health, and participation is available at no cost for primary care medical (PCPs) and behavioral health providers. However, participants should review the Weitzman ECHO Terms of Participation and are expected to attend a majority of the sessions, submit at least one case for recommendations, and share their webcam on the live sessions if they have one available. We will be accepting up to 80 participants to this program on a first come first serve basis- so sign up now! We will be creating a waiting list for potential future iterations of the program.

When do sessions occur?

Sessions are held on the 1st and 3rd Fridays of each month from 12PM – 1PM ET/9AM – 10AM PT beginning January 15th and running through the end of June 2021

How do I join the live sessions? (Do I need any special equipment?)

Weitzman ECHO sessions are held virtually using Zoom Video Conferencing. Access is available on any computer with an internet connection, phone (audio only), and smartphone.

How do I sign up?

Register here.

For more information, contact: Lindsey Lehet, Program Specialist at lehetl@chc1.com.

This 6-month program will meet once a month to connect health provider organizations in peer-to-peer learning and discussions around improving health equity within their organizations. Presentations will review and discuss topics such as:  developing diverse and equitable hiring practices, creating a safe and secure environment for staff and clients, engaging clients in equitable care pathways, reducing moral injury through supervision, engaging your team to prevent, identify, and support compassion fatigue, and involving clients and staff in decision-making processes. Each discussion will take place over six 1.5-hour sessions and will consist of a brief didactic presentation on key issues followed by a discussion around an organizational case with actionable recommendations.

Additional information regarding registration, participant expectations, and session dates will be added soon. Please email integration@thenationalcouncil.org if you have questions.

Thank you for your interest in this program. We have reached capacity, sign up here to be added to our waiting list.

Why Team-Based Care?

Team-Based Care (TBC) is an essential element for all integrated health care settings and organizations. Research shows that TBC not only improves patient outcomes like improved symptoms, quality of life and satisfaction, but it can also reduce burnout and improve staff capacity and experience which in turn reduces medical errors and gaps in service.

What will you gain by participating?

The goal of this ECHO series is to engage a group of behavioral healthcare providers and organizations in meaningful peer-to-peer learning, through sharing successes and barriers as well as skill building capacity as it relates to the implementation and expansion of team-based care. With a team of experts and the release of the new report titled, Making the Case for High-functioning Team-Based Care in Behavioral Health Care Settings, organizations will build their knowledge of TBC key principles and learn the TBC model process and implementation elements.

Participant learning objectives:

  • Gain knowledge and understanding of the key components of an effective TBC model through didactic presentations
  • Participate in discussions with peers and experts to learn about successes, challenges, and sustainability as it relates to implementing the TBC model
  • Share TBC implementation experiences and receive feedback from peers and experts for continued improvement and implementation
  • Provide feedback to experts and evaluators on current successful models of TBC, as applicable, and participate in efforts to better understand effective TBC model components and fidelity elements
  • Access to tools and resources for implementing and/or scaling the TBC model within participant’s organizations

Are there requirements for participating?

There are no costs associated with participating in this ECHO series. We ask that you or a member from your organization participate in most, if not all, of the 10 sessions within the series. This will ensure that you and your team will get the most from this opportunity.

When do sessions occur?

  • Session 1: Tuesday, November 17, 2-3pm ET slides and recording
  • Session 2: Monday, December 14, 11-12pm ET slides and recording
  • Session 3: Wednesday, January 6, 12-1pm ET  slides and recording
  • Sessions 3 – 10: Every other Wednesday from 12-1pm ET beginning January 6th, 2020

Still have questions? Contact integration@thenationalcouncil.org


Thank you for your interest in this program. We have reached capacity, sign up here to be added to our waiting list.

Lead: Weitzman Institute

In the midst of the opioid epidemic, other substance use disorders may be overlooked by our healthcare system. Weitzman ECHO Alcohol & Smoking will address two of America’s major silent killers. This 6-month program will meet twice monthly to connect primary care medical and behavioral health providers over Zoom videoconferencing to a community of peers and subject-matter experts. Each one-hour session will consist of a brief didactic presentation on key issues followed by real patient cases with actionable recommendations.

What will I gain by attending?

This ECHO will equip primary care medical and behavioral health providers with strategies for addressing problematic alcohol and tobacco use in their patients using an integrated approach. We will cover topics including advanced strategies for motivational interviewing, epidemiology and screening, medication assisted treatment, trauma-informed care, and alcohol and smoking use in special populations such as youth and the elderly. Understand these silent killers and learn how to work with your patients both with and without a diagnosed addiction. Present your challenging cases for expert recommendations and connect to peers nationally.

Are there any requirements for participation?

This program is supported by the National Council for Behavioral Health, and participation is available at no cost for primary care medical (PCPs) and behavioral health providers. However, participants should review the Weitzman ECHO Terms of Participation and are expected to attend a majority of the sessions, submit at least one case for recommendations, and share their webcam on the live sessions if they have one available.

When do sessions occur?

Sessions are held on the 2nd and 4th Fridays of each month from 11AM – 12PM ET/8AM – 9AM PT beginning on September 18th and running through the beginning of January 2021.

How do I join the live sessions? (Do I need any special equipment?)

Weitzman ECHO sessions are held virtually using Zoom Video Conferencing. Access is available on any computer with an internet connection, phone (audio only), and smartphone.

How do I sign up?

Thank you for your interest in this program. We have reached capacity for this cohort and enrollment is now closed. You are welcome to sign up here to be added to our waiting list in the event that seats open up or we run additional cohorts in the future.

For more information, contact: Lindsey Lehet, Program Specialist at lehetl@chc1.com.

 

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