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Children’s Project ECHO: Behavioral Health (Fall 2018-Spring 2019)

Center for the Child and Community logoLearning sessions will improve provider knowledge of mental health screening and evaluation, referral practices and office-based interventions with an emphasis on behavioral and pharmacological interventions.

What is Project ECHO?

Project ECHO (Extension for Community Healthcare Outcomes) is a tele-mentoring model which improves capacity and access to specialty care by linking expert specialist teams with primary care providers through teleECHO™ clinics. Using teleECHO™ clinics, Children’s Hospital & Medical Center will convene experts (the HUB) to review cases in real-time, online learning sessions with regional primary care clinics (the SPOKES) to help community providers manage difficult patient cases and share their expertise via guidance, feedback and education

Project Echo logoWho Can Participate?

All levels of providers throughout Nebraska are welcome and highly encouraged to participate in teleECHO™ clinics, including: physicians, physician assistants, nurse practitioners, registered nurses, mental health practitioners, social workers and other staff in primary care offices. To register, click here (link will be activated soon).

Time Commitment

Each virtual session includes a 15-20 minute presentation by experts who address a specific topic concerning child behavioral health, followed by case review and discussions. Participation in all teleECHO™ clinics is encouraged, but not required

Benefits for Providers:

• Access to up-to-date guidelines on childhood obesity management and treatment
• Become part of a community of practice and learning
• Network with other health care providers
• Propose additional teleECHO™ child health topics to be addressed
• Children’s Hospital & Medical Center is accredited by the Nebraska Medical Association to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

CME Designation for 2018-2019

Children’s Hospital & Medical Center designates each live activity for a maximum of one and one quarter (1.25) AMA PRA Category/Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.