Project ECHO

Extension for Community Healthcare Outcomes (ECHO)

  • Innovative educational model from the University of New Mexico.
  • Builds primary care workforce capacity and learning communities via Zoom.
  • Improves access to experts to enhance clinical practice and healthcare delivery.
  • Provides frontline clinical teams with knowledge and support needed to manage underserved patients in their own communities.

ECHO topics focus on complex conditions requiring a team-based approach to care. JCIPE currently offers two ECHO series: Medications for Opioid Use Disorder (MOUD), led by experts from Project HOME and Pathways to Housing PA, and Integrated Behavioral Health (IBH), led by the Jefferson enterprise IBH team. JCIPE has facilitated training for over 80 clinicians at Jefferson in its ECHO programming in 2022. Stay tuned for more series in 2022-23!

Jefferson’s Integrated Behavioral Health (IBH) ECHO

Please join us for a virtual community to enhance primary care practice in Fall 2022.

After participating in our Spring 2022 IBH ECHO, 100 %of participants reported that their ability to provide patient care improved. Additionally, all participants “agreed” or “strongly agreed” that they gained valuable new knowledge, and felt an increased sense of professional community post-ECHO.

Past Topics

Fridays Noon Topics Presenter/s
February 25
Intro to ECHO/Depression, Anxiety, and Chronic Disease Across Jefferson

Kyle Cibak, MS - Director Actuarial Informatics, Administration CIN

Rachelle Rene, PhD, BCB, CGP - Enterprise Director of IBH

March 11 Addressing Mood and Substance Use Disorders in Geriatric Population Christopher R. Martin, MD (Jefferson)
March 25 Diagnosing and Treating ADHD in Primary Care Julie Le, DO, University of California San Diego (UCSD) 
April 8
Depression and Its Manifestation in Communities of Color: Impact of a Global Pandemic Ericka Wilkins, PhD, LMFT (Jefferson)
April 22
Diagnosing and Treating Bipolar Disorder in Primary Care Kiera Chism, MD (Jefferson)
May 6
Depression and Diabetes Management

Tanya Dougherty, PharmD, BCPS

Charlena Ware, LCSW, MEd

May 20
Wrap-Up All presenters welcomed back.

Medications for Opioid Use Disorders (MOUD) ECHO

Please join us for a virtual community to enhance primary care practice in Fall 2022. 

In Winter 2022, 91% of our MOUD ECHO participants felt an increased sense of community, and 100% of participants agreed that they gained valuable new knowledge during the program.

Past Topics

Mondays Noon Topics
February 7
Intro to ECHO/OUD in Philadelphia
February 14
Trauma-Informed Care/Harm Reduction/Stigma
February 21
Kickstarting MOUD Prescribing
February 28
Urine Monitoring
March 7
Models of MOUD Care
March 14
Nuts & Bolts of Group MOUD
March 21
TBD by participants
March 28

Benefits for Clinical Teams

2+ Team Members From a Practice Site to Enroll in an ECHO

  • Identify best practices.
  • Share clinical expertise and resources.
  • Build capacity and community
  • Improve healthcare delivery for vulnerable or complex patients.
Physicians: This educational activity is designated for a maximum of 1.00 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™ per session. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.
  • Continuing education credits
Nurses: This activity awards 1.00 nursing contact hour per session.
Other Allied Health Professionals: This accredited continuing education activity has been approved for CE Credit.

Benefits for me were collaborative efforts, fresh viewpoints, widening my scope of knowledge, introduction to/interaction with other members of the professional community, and sharing of resources and information.

Past MOUD ECHO Participant

I really enjoy this format for learning and mutual support. It's experiential, focuses on what's "real," permits some interaction, and is inclusive of diverse participants--AND I get CME credit for attending.

Past IBH Participant