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At ECHO Colorado, we are passionate about what we do, and we are constantly working to spread the word. People around the state and beyond Colorado have taken notice. Here, you’ll find information on the exciting things that are going on with
ECHO Colorado.

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Jul 9, 2019

ECHO Colorado Seeking Senior Project Coordinator

The Senior Project Coordinator position will be responsible for technical support and general administrative management of multiple concurrent in-progress ECHO series. This position will be responsible …

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The Senior Project Coordinator position will be responsible for technical support and general administrative management of multiple concurrent in-progress ECHO series. This position will be responsible for the beginning-to-end organization and implementation of content development, project logistics, and providing customer service and support to all those engaged in current ECHO series. Primary job functions include: providing advanced user support, building relationships with ECHO series participants, providing technical assistance, and providing live support in current ECHO sessions. The project coordinator will be part of a fast-paced workplace and diverse multidisciplinary team, requiring effective communication skills. Working collaboratively with program leadership to determine strategic goals, this position will work independently to implement tasks and timelines to accomplish those goals.  Additional responsibilities will include providing administrative and organizational assistance to development teams and partners associated with the larger ECHO initiative. Click here to apply.

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Jun 20, 2019

Colorado Center for Nursing Excellence Highlights ECHO at HRSA Site Visit

ECHO Colorado’s Assistant Director, Kory Thomas was invited to present alongside implementation partners at the Colorado Center for Nursing Excellence to represent the four cohorts of …

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ECHO Colorado’s Assistant Director, Kory Thomas was invited to present alongside implementation partners at the Colorado Center for Nursing Excellence to represent the four cohorts of “Foundations in Precepting” ECHO learning series. They highlighted this program among their many other impactful efforts.

Formed in 2002, the Colorado Center for Nursing Excellence is the only neutral, nursing workforce-focused organization operating from a system- and state-wide perspective while at the same time working “on the ground” with over 175 clinical and educational partners from all segments of Colorado’s healthcare workforce pipeline.

ECHO Colorado and the Colorado Center for Nursing Excellence collaborate to offer “Foundation Skills for Entry-level Preceptors,” a free, five-week virtual learning series that offers introductory skills designed for those clinicians interested in a role as a clinical educator within their practice.

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Jun 18, 2019

New AMA Policy Supports Project ECHO

mHealth Intelligence reported last week that the American Medical Association is supporting two telemedicine models that aim to improve provider education and patient access to care …

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mHealth Intelligence reported last week that the American Medical Association is supporting two telemedicine models that aim to improve provider education and patient access to care in rural and underserved communities. During its annual meeting, the AMA adopted a policy to encourage the implementation of Project ECHO (Extension for Community Health Outcomes) and the Child Psychiatry Access Project (CPAP) by academic health centers and community-based primary care physicians. Project ECHO and CPAP use connected health technology to give primary care providers in remote areas access to resources, peer support and specialist consults to improve care management for their patients.

Project ECHO is being used in more than 170 locations in dozens of states and 34 countries, and is the subject of The Expanding Capacity for Health Outcomes Act of 2019 (ECHO Act), which was introduced in May 2019 by Sens. Brian Schatz (D-HI), Tim Kaine (D-VA) and Lisa Murkowski (R-AK). The ECHO Act seeks to expand federal funding and technical assistance. The AMA identified the Project ECHO model as a “promising strategy” to help the nation’s care providers improve pain care and treatment, which in turn would help in the effort to control the opioid abuse epidemic. 

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May 22, 2019

ECHO Colorado Partners at NNPHI Conference

The Colorado Association of Local Public Health Officials (CALPHO) and the Rocky Mountain Public Health Training Center (RMPHTC) attended the National Network of Public Health Institutes …

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The Colorado Association of Local Public Health Officials (CALPHO) and the Rocky Mountain Public Health Training Center (RMPHTC) attended the National Network of Public Health Institutes (NNPHI) Annual Conference in Washington D.C. on May 21, the only national meeting that supports and highlights the work of the nation’s public health institutes. NNPHI members lead conference programming that explores fresh concepts and strategies for supporting healthy communities at the local, state, and federal levels. Conference topics ranged from evidence-based public health, to strategies for bridging gaps between the public health system and the health care delivery system to inspiring new models, partnerships, and prospects in public health practice.

For ECHO Colorado Project Coordinator Michelle Guthrie and Shannon Kolman, Policy and Programs Director at CALPHO, it was an opportunity to share their experience with a national audience as they presented Distance Learning Approaches to Addressing Health Equity and Strategizing for Health Equity in Rural/Frontier Local Public Health Agencies Using a Distance Learning Approach, respectively. Michelle’s presentation addressed the question: Can distance training modalities effectively address complex public health issues such as health equity? Shannon discussed how equity is becoming the guiding public health framework.

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