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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® (Extension for Community Healthcare Outcomes) is a tele-mentoring program designed for adult learners. It builds the capacity of community providers to manage issues typically referred for specialty services. Specialists from the fields of healthcare and education connect to local workers in interactive video sessions and share evidence-based approaches to manage complex cases.

Project ECHO sessions include a practical, process-oriented presentation by a specialist, followed by case-based learning with specialists and peers. The sessions help local Alaskan workers gain knowledge and experience while building capacity in communities to implement best practices and improve outcomes.

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 – Twice per 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.
 
Behavior Analysis – Monthly on Tuesday 5:30-7:00pm
Behavior Analysis ECHO is a virtual learning network of providers offering real-time access to behavioral facilitators.   
 
Neurodevelopmental Disabilities – Twice per month at 12:00-1:30pm
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 – Twice per month 10:00 – 11:30am
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- Dates to be announced
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.
 

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 – 11:00am
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 4:00-5:00pm
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.