New HIV ECHO Tele-mentoring Program Launches February 14
"Project ECHO (Extension for Community Healthcare Outcomes) is a collaborative model of medical education and care management that empowers clinicians everywhere to provide better care to more people, right where they live."
The ECHO Experience
- 12 months of free training, technical assistance, and coaching for you and your practice, including no cost continuing education credits for physicians, pharmacists, nurses, and social workers
- Case-based professional development that is as easy as logging onto your computer
- Learning that is ongoing, interactive, and relevant to your community and your patients
- Access to expert knowledge* about caring for patients with HIV while you develop your own expertise that will set you apart in your community and to patients
- Enhancing the care you deliver to your patients while reducing the barriers they face in accessing the care they need (e.g. transportation, wait times, delays in seeking care)
The Richard M. Fairbanks School of Public Health ECHO Center at IUPUI uses the Project ECHO model to create a network of clinical practice and faculty expertise to increase clinician access to enhance the knowledge and support needed to provide evidence-based, culturally competent, and comprehensive care to a diverse patient population.
The inaugural HIV ECHO in Indiana will include a cohort of healthcare providers, pharmacists, care coordination experts, and mental health professionals who will come together to share cases, learn best practices, and consult with peers and expert faculty. Curriculum for this program will include HIV screening, treatment, pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP) and post-exposure prophylaxis (PEP), diagnosing and managing opportunistic infections and treating patients with co-morbid medical conditions.
HIV ECHO clinics sessions are 90 minutes in duration and are hosted on the 2nd Thursdays of each month from 8:30-10:00 am ET and the 4th Thursdays from 12:30-2:00 pm ET. All members of the medical staff are encouraged to join including physicians, mental health providers, physician assistants, advanced practice nurses, nurses, case managers, social workers, etc.