The Path Forward: Track Two

Track 2 consists of a variety of learning programs including Project ECHO sessions (Weitzman ECHO COVID-19), small-group activity sessions, and QI webinars. Project ECHO sessions share best practices and tools from across the country, and then related activity sessions and QI resources assist participants with implementing change at their organizations. Topics include: telehealth, oral health, COVID-19 clinical reviews, and health professions training. CME credits are available for all ECHO sessions.

Activity sessions will be scheduled for selected Project ECHO sessions. ECHO attendees will be invited to register for all activity sessions.

 

Activity sessions are scheduled for selected Project ECHO sessions to walk participants through creating real tools and workflows for use at their own organizations. Each activity session expands on the previous week’s COVID ECHO topic. These sessions are in meeting format and include didactic presentation and open discussion/coaching.

Past Activity Session: Who Wants To Be A Vaccinator: Volunteers, Students and Other Professionals

Activity Session Date: April 13, 2021

Activity session that expands on the April 7 COVID ECHO webinar. Activity session for groups of health centers in which provided guidance and consulting on specific topics related to health centers’ objectives. Didactic presentation and open discussion/coaching on strategies to staff vaccine clinics. 

Resource: Training Schedule for Vaccinators

Past Activity Session: Staff Roles, Responsibilities, and Training Throughout the Vaccination Cycle

Activity Session Date: April 6, 2021

Activity session that expands on the March 31 COVID ECHO webinar. Activity session for groups of health centers in which provided guidance and consulting on specific topics related to health centers’ objectives. Didactic presentation and open discussion/coaching on the operational aspects of designing, operating, and staffing vaccine clinics, whether drive thru, on site, or mobile targeted community locations.

Resources Coming Soon

Past Activity Session: A Multi-Pronged Approach: Drive Through Clinics, On-site Clinics, and Community Outreach Clinics to Vulnerable Populations

Activity Session Date: March 30, 2021

Activity session that expands on the March 24 COVID ECHO webinar. Activity session for groups of health centers in which provided guidance and consulting on specific topics related to health centers’ objectives. Didactic presentation and open discussion/coaching on planning and designing drive through, on-site and/or targeted mobile community clinics.

Resources Coming Soon

Past Activity Session: Essential Policies, Procedures, and Roles in Managing, Protecting, and Administering Your Vaccine Supply

Activity Session Date: March 23, 2021

Activity session that expands on the March 17 COVID ECHO webinar. Activity session for groups of health centers in which provided guidance and consulting on specific topics related to health centers’ objectives. Didactic presentation and open discussion/coaching on planning and designing every aspect of the chain of vaccine protection, distribution and tracking.

Vaccine Overview Resource  

Past Activity Session: Population Management Approach for Reaching Key Populations

Activity Session Date: March 16, 2021

This activity session will focus on guidance and consulting on utilizing data from your population health or QI departments to organize your approach—may be by demographics (age, neighborhood, etc) or by clinical conditions (diabetics, PLWHA, homeless, migrant farmworkers) Attendees will leave the sessions with a plan to implement at their organization.

Population Management Step By Step Guide 

Past Activity Session: Assessing Patient and Team Digital Literacy

Activity Session Date: January 13, 2021

A key strategy for developing and maintaining a telehealth model within your organization is to regularly and effectively assess patient and team digital literacy. Kate Gager, Patient Experience Supervisor CHC, will share her tools and techniques to assessing patient literacy prior to the visit. With the goal of creating a sustainable framework for telehealth, Sydney Kennedy, Assistant Director of Telehealth CHC, will provide a structure for screening team members to solicit feedback on their digital literacy. Our experts will advise participants on the best practices for assessing, utilizing and responding to information regarding patient and team digital literacy. 

Powerpoint from Session 

Past Activity Session: Health Professions Student Training

Activity Session Date: September 2, 2020 

Best practices for adapting your health professions training and strategies for sustaining training through the COVID-19 pandemic. CHC developed a sustainable organizational framework to effectively train health professions students. The model established a sustainable training program that reduces burden on staff and maximizes educational outcomes for the students and trainees. While CHC has identified best practices for eliminating obstacles that arise, COVID-19 has created new barriers requiring adaptation of our model. CHC is committed to training health professions students through the pandemic with the motivation to prevent a long-term shortage of primary care providers in the future.

The below resources capture CHC’s best practices for sustaining its program and tackling complicated processes involved in following CDC guidelines, developing an online learning infrastructure, maintaining/adapting affiliation agreements, adapting IT needs, and implementing supplemental learning opportunities.

Template Health Professions Student Playbook

Strategies for Sustaining Your Health Professions Student Training Through COVID-19 

Student Education Affiliation Agreement

Quality Improvement Webinars

Two quality improvement webinars will be offered to provide participants with strategies for helping frontline teams implement change and workflow improvements during the Path Forward. Check back for dates and times.

Weitzman ECHO on COVID-19

This program aims to foster a sense of community, offer needed information, and help you better serve your patients and communities throughout these turbulent times. Join our interactive learning series led by multiple experts and practitioners to discuss emergency preparedness, operations, and clinical care during COVID-19.
These sessions are designed for primary care practitioners & care teams.

If you have any questions, please contact [email protected].

To view upcoming topics, and to view past Weitzman ECHO COVID-19 recordings click here.

Some of these resources are supported by the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) under grant number U30CS29049 entitled “Training and Technical Assistance National Cooperative Agreements (NCAs)” for grant amount $2,045,000 with 0% financed with non-governmental funds. This information or content and conclusions are those of the author and should not be construed as the official position or policy of, nor should any endorsements be inferred by HRSA, HHS or the U.S. Government.

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