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Children’s Project ECHO: Childhood Obesity (Fall 2017-Spring 2018)

Center for the Child and Community logoLearning sessions will build the capacity of primary care teams to improve the quality of care for the obese child and deliver optimal care support/coordination with community resources.

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, psychiatrists, social workers and those representing community partner organizations in community health and nutrition. To register, click here.

Time Commitment

Each virtual session includes a 15-20 minute presentation by regional and/or national experts who address a specific topic concerning childhood obesity, 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 2017 sessions

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.
Application will be filed for CME credits for 2018 sessions.

Disclaimer of Funding/Collaboration

Children’s Center for the Child & Community’s Project ECHO is supported with a grant from the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) Division of Innovation.