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Aug 23, 2019
The first ECHO Live event well-received in Steamboat Springs
The ECHO Colorado Team, in partnership with the Center for Health, Work & Environment and UCHealth, offered a half-day event at the Yampa Valley Medical Center …
The ECHO Colorado Team, in partnership with the Center for Health, Work & Environment and UCHealth, offered a half-day event at the Yampa Valley Medical Center in Steamboat Springs. The day was tailored to local residents with a focus on Mental Health Supports for the Workplace to address challenges, barriers to care as well as provide local and state resources.
Participants engaged in a “live” echo simulation, which included a brief presentation by Alex J. Reed, PSYD, MPH. The room divided into “break outs” by gathering in groups to review submitted cases from participants who expressed challenges they currently faced in the workplace. Groups discussed and worked collaboratively on sharing and connecting over similar situations as well as pooling resources and experiences to support and empower handling similar scenarios in the workplace. The room reconvened at the close of the hour and brought together all the collective wisdom and shared solutions to enhance the sense of connection and community in facing similar challenges.
Participants will be invited to the upcoming ECHO Series that is being developed from the day’s discussion points as a follow-up resource to the event, “Solutions for Workplace Behavioral and Mental Health Challenges.” The series will also be offered to those who did not participate in the one-day event, but would like to benefit from the connection, community, and resources that will be offered.
ECHO Colorado and its newest partner, Invest in Kids, are partnering to offer Nurse-Family Partnership Nurses Treating Opioid Use Disorder, a learning series for Nurse-Family Partnership nurses and supervisors. The new series will launch in October and will build the capacity of NFP nurses to address the unique needs of mothers and children impacted by OUD in order to ensure positive pregnancy and birth outcomes and healthy childhood growth and development.
Invest in Kids brings research-based, proven programs into communities across the state. Its efforts focus on the specific needs of children in low-income families, with the hope of seeing every child in Colorado thrive. Invest in Kids partners with community leaders, care providers, and donors to work toward this goal. Only those programs able to demonstrate the highest level of standards, a research-proven track record of success, and a promise of significant impact become Invest in Kids’ programs.
It’s official! Providers who attend and complete the Hepatitis C ECHO learning series do not need to consult with an infectious disease specialist, gastroenterologist, or hepatologist for approval on the Prior Authorization Request if the patient is without cirrhosis.
Colorado Medicaid has made this determination and added ECHO Colorado to the Prior Authorization Request, which applies to learners who attended the Hepatitis C in Primary Care learning series in 2019 and beyond.
Registration opens August 5 for the next cohort of Hepatitis C in Primary Care, with weekly sessions on Wednesdays, 12:00 to 1:00 pm, September 25 to October 16. The series is intended for primary care providers in Colorado who are looking to gain knowledge in the assessment, diagnosis, and treatment of Hepatitis C. Click here for more information.