The AAP is currently recruiting pediatric primary care practices to participate in several Project ECHO (Extension for Community Healthcare Outcomes) programs. Project ECHO is a telementoring program designed to create communities of learners by bringing together health care providers and experts in topical areas using didactic and case‐based presentations, fostering an “all learn, all teach” approach. Using videoconferencing technology, quality improvement methodology, clinical management tools, and case‐based learning, health care practitioners develop knowledge and self‐efficacy on diseases, conditions, and/or processes. Many of the programs offer CME, MOC Part 2 and MOC Part 4 credit to participants. Please see below for opportunities to participate in an upcoming AAP ECHO project, and if you have any questions, please reach out to Shannon Limjuco at email@example.com.
Registration deadline is December 18, 2019.
AAP Maternal-Infant Health and Opioid Use ECHO
This ECHO will serve as a forum for staff from pediatric primary care practices to implement clinical interventions to improve the health outcomes of families affected by prenatal opioid exposure. This ECHO will incorporate quality improvement work and will meet monthly from January to August 2020. More information is available in the AAP Opioid ECHO project flyer; to participate, please complete the AAP Opioid ECHO application.
AAP Substance Use ECHO
The AAP Substance Use ECHO program serves as an interactive forum for healthcare professionals to learn and implement best practices for addressing substance use, focusing on screening, brief intervention, and referral to treatment (SBIRT), to improve the quality of care for pediatric and young adult patients (ages 11-21). This ECHO will incorporate quality improvement work and will meet monthly from January – August 2020. More information is available in the AAP Substance Use ECHO project flyer; to participate, please complete the AAP Substance Use ECHO application.
AAP Lead Testing ECHO
This ECHO serves as a forum for pediatric primary care practices to improve knowledge, skills and self-efficacy around blood lead screening, testing and follow-up care in order to better prevent and treat children affected by lead exposure. This ECHO incorporates quality improvement work and will meet monthly January through July 2020. More information is available in the AAP Lead Testing ECHO project flyer; to participate, please complete the AAP Lead Testing ECHO application.