CARE NETWORK ECHO LEARNING SERIES

The ECHO Model 

Extension for Community Health Outcomes (ECHO) is a unique platform that provides health professionals and those whose work impacts health the opportunity to be part of a community where multidisciplinary experts and peers share knowledge and experience using technology, not proximity, to connect. ECHO series combine the interactive learning and case-based sharing aspects of in-person training with the improved access and convenience of connecting virtually.

The ECHO series facilitates peer-to-peer learning and creates a space for ongoing education. The ECHO platform promotes working relationships between CARE Network providers, Resource Center experts and mentors, as well as non-medical professionals and family experts by allowing ECHO participants to discuss their experiences working in this field. This type of sharing of real-life experiences between CARE Network providers and with mentors is another important form of ongoing feedback, mentoring, and enhancement of multidisciplinary collaboration.

As part of ongoing education, monthly CARE Network web-based ECHO (Extension for Community Health Outcomes) sessions are held. Each 1-hour, virtual session consists of a brief presentation on a relevant topic from an expert, followed by case discussion. Participants have the opportunity to present their own cases to the experts and their peers for discussion, support, and feedback.  CARE Network providers are required to participate in 50% of sessions per year. Continuing Education credit is offered for participation in these sessions (1 credit per session).

 For more information on ECHO Colorado visit their website ECHOcolorado.org

MEDICAL PROVIDERS

CARE Network Medical Provider ECHO Series- required

Monthly, 4th Tuesday from 12-1 PM MT (VIRTUAL)

This training provides medical CARE Network designated providers with evidence-based guidelines for care and improves both access and quality of care for patients. Providers have the opportunity to learn new referral processes and system-based protocols for working with other family-serving agencies, such as social services, law enforcement and the courts. A major goal of the ECHO sessions is to promote interdisciplinary practice and collaboration among systems. Sessions also include case presentations and discussion.

CARE Network Providers are required to participate in at least 6 ECHO sessions between July 1, 2021- June 30, 2022. Continuing Education Credits will be awarded for participation. 

BEHAVIORAL HEALTH PROVIDERS

CARE Network Behavioral Health Provider ECHO Series- required

Monthly, 1st Monday from 12-1 PM MT (VIRTUAL)

This training provides CARE Network behavioral health designated providers with evidence-based guidelines for care and improves both access and quality of care for patients. Providers learn new referral processes and system-based protocols for working with other family-serving agencies, such as social services, law enforcement and the courts. A major goal of the ECHO sessions is to promote interdisciplinary practice and collaboration among systems. Sessions include case presentations and discussion.

CARE Network Providers are required to participate in at least 6 ECHO sessions between July 1, 2021- June 30, 2022. Continuing Education Credits will be awarded for participation.