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Alaska Project ECHO


Project ECHO provides educators, service providers, case managers, administrators, families, and others access to expert advice from professionals throughout the state and country.

 
Project ECHO® is a learning model that uses real time videoconferencing technology to connect a team of interdisciplinary specialists with health and community service professionals, educators and community members.  ECHO virtual learning communities provide access to expert advice from professionals throughout the state and country, building capacity in home communities to implement best practices and improve outcomes. Hub and spoke knowledge-sharing networks create a learning loop with presenters, case studies, and Q&A sessions for participants to learn from one another.

Alaska has a growing number of Project ECHO sites that are collaborating to provide virtual learning communities. If you are interested in creating a project or contributing to a current topic, local resources are available. Contact Tricia Franklin or Rebekah Morisse.

Follow the links below to find the most up-to-date information.

Alaska ECHO learning opportunities:


ANTHC Project ECHO

The ANTHC Project Echo allows individuals to be part of an open, collaborative learning environment where you can discuss evidence-based practices with multidisciplinary specialist and colleagues across the state. Through the ECHOs model, you will hone your skills, share and learn about resources, present complex patient cases for support and clinical recommendations and gain knowledge of best practices.
 
Palliative Care TeleECHO – First Wednesday of the month 11:30 am – 1:00 pm
Promotes the delivery of palliative care services throughout the Alaska Tribal Health System in rural communities through the development of professional networks of learning, practice and collaboration through the telehealth network.
 
LiverConnect- AK HCV ECHO- Second Tuesday of each month 8:00-9:00am
Through ECHO virtual clinics, primary care clinicians collaborate with a team of specialists to learn best practices for treating and curing hepatitis C. AK HCV ECHO includes case presentations, and recommendations from ANTHC’s Liver Disease Specialists.
 
Opioid & Pain Management EHCO- Every other Monday 12:15-1:15pm
This ECHO facilitates a multidisciplinary approach to pain and opioid management through shared learning between primary care providers and interdisciplinary specialists that support patients across Alaska. The ECHO supports an environment of group learning and best practice with the goal of improving outcomes for patients with pain or opioid use disorders.
 
Burn and Soft Tissue EHCO- Monthly on Wednesday 12-1 pm
This ECHO facilitates a multidisciplinary approach to burn and soft tissue injury management through shared learning between primary care providers and interdisciplinary specialists that support patients across Alaska. This ECHO supports an environment of group learning and best practice with the goal of improving outcomes for patients with burn or soft tissue injuries.
 

UAA Center for Human Development Project ECHO: 

The UAA ECHO uses videoconferencing technology to connect a team of interdisciplinary experts with primary care providers, other health services professionals, and community members. The discussions with, and mentoring from, specialists help equip participants to support individuals and their families with health and disabilities related needs in their home communities.
 
Mental Health & Developmental Disabilities – Every other Thursday 10:00-11:30am
Participants in this ECHO will increase knowledge of prevalence of co-occurring mental health issues among people with intellectual and developmental disabilities, evidence-based practices for testing, assessment, and treatment, strategies for mental health professionals and the experience of individuals and families in this field.
 
Neurodevelopmental Disabilities – Dates to be announced
Neurodevelopmental Disabilities ECHO is a virtual learning network of providers offering real-time access to developmental and behavioral experts. Neurodevelopmental Disabilities ECHO takes the principles of ECHO and adds the components of interdisciplinary expertise, including the integration of parent expertise. Our interdisciplinary team includes a developmental pediatrician, child neuropsychologist, advanced nurse practitioner, licensed clinical social worker, and a parent advocate.
 
Head Injury – Twice per month at 12:00-1:00 pm
The Alaska Head Injury ECHO is a virtual learning network for medical providers to learn best practice care through real-time access to Head Injury experts, including a board certified brain injury specialist, physical therapist, speech-language pathologist, and peer advocate. ECHO clinics include didactic and case-based learning; discuss complex Head Injury cases in your practice for real-time advice from experts. 
 
Family ECHO: Challenging Behaviors – Dates to be announced
The Family ECHO: Challenging Behaviors is a virtual learning network for family members and those supporting individuals with disabilities who also need higher support and care levels for challenging behaviors. Learn from field experts including other family members, social workers, behavior analysts, and parent navigators. ECHO clinics include didactic and case-based learning where you can discuss complex situations for real-time advice from experts.
 
Autism Behavior Technician ECHO- Weekly at 10:00 - 11:30 am
The Autism Behavior Technician (ABT) ECHO is a virtual learning network for behavioral science professionals and those supporting individuals with disabilities who also need higher support and care levels for challenging behaviors. Learn from field experts. ECHO clinics include didactic and case-based learning where you can discuss complex situations for real-time advice from experts. 

Behavioral Interventions for Early Childhood ECHO- Twice per month 11:45 – 12:45pm
The Behavioral Interventions for Early Childhood ECHO is a virtual learning network for professionals supporting children from birth through five years of age whom experience challenging behaviors and need additional behavioral supports.

Pain and Opioid Management- Twice per month 12:15 – 1:15pm
The Pain and Opioid Management ECHO will address evidence-based practices for screening, diagnosis, and treatment, common medical and psychiatric concerns, and how to care for patients in your own practice with the support of recognized field experts.

 

The Alaska Education Network- Project ECHO

The Alaska Education Project ECHO is a statewide initiative focused on uniting Alaska’s educational leaders with the intention of building a support network to reduce isolation while strengthening the link between leadership and student achievement.
 
Positive Behavior, Safety & Well-Being: Every other Monday 10:00 – 11:15am
Assists educational staff to create and maintain a safe, supportive, learning environment, promote positive life skills, and reduce negative behaviors so that all students can succeed in school.
 
Educational Leadership: Every other Tuesday 4:00-5:15pm
Supports leaders in the enlisting and guiding of talents and energies of teachers, staff, students, and parents toward achieving common educational aims that support student achievement and success.
 
Instructional Development: Every other Wednesday 4:00-5:15pm
Supports the creation of learning experiences and resources in a manner that results in the acquisition and application of knowledge and skills. Provides practical and systematic process suggestions for effectively designing effective curricula.