Weitzman ECHO in Ohio: Improving Women’s Health in Primary Care 2023-2024

Program Information

This program is designed to connect providers to a community of peers and subject-matter experts from Ohio University and across the state to address patients’ complex health needs related to women’s health using a multidisciplinary team approach. All medical providers, behavioral providers, and care team members working in primary care settings (especially in Federally Qualified Health Centers) are encouraged to join and participate.

This activity meets on the second and fourth Thursday of every month from 12-1pm ET.

Acknowledgement of Support

The Improving Women's Health in Primary Care ECHO Program for Ohio is supported by the Centene Corporation and Buckeye Health Plan.

Target Audience

This activity is appropriate for the following audiences:

  • Social Workers
  • Psychologists
  • Medical Providers (MDs, DOs, NPs)
  • Physician Assistants
  • Nurses
  • Therapists
  • Other care team members

Learning Objectives

Upon completion of this activity, participants should be able to do the following:

  • Connect patients with services to address social determinants of health to improve health outcomes and reduce disparities.
  • Utilize best and promising practice approaches to enhance the coordination of care between settings.
  • Apply evidence-based practices to effectively treat and counsel patients throughout the spectrum of sexual and reproductive health care.
  • Better facilitate and improve behavioral health approaches, medication management, and other lifestyle practices for women’s mental health.
  • Demonstrate evidence-based approaches to prevention and screening for conditions that disproportionally affect women.
  • Enhance treatment strategies for medical conditions across the lifespan.

FAQs

What is Project ECHO®? Project ECHO® was developed by Sanjeev Arora, MD, at the University of New Mexico Health Sciences Center and is a collaborative model of medical education and care management that helps improve clinicians' knowledge and skills to improve patient care. ECHOs are designed to be a longer-term continuing education programs to create a virtual community for providers and care team members to connect and learn from leading experts and receive guidance from peers and experts. This ECHO learning community provides mentorship and peer support, making this model unique and providing long-lasting impact beyond typical e-learning styles. Weitzman ECHO clinics are specifically designed to meet the needs of safety net primary care providers and their communities like providers practicing in federally qualified health centers (FQHCs). 

How is each ECHO session structured? Each ECHO session consists of a didactic presentation by the ECHO's expert faculty and real patient case discussion presented by participating providers. During each ECHO session, participants learn skills and receive clinical pearls from the expert faculty didactic presentation and the case discussion and recommendations.

How much does it cost to participate? Enrollment is now open at no cost for the next curriculum year.

Who should participate? Primary care medical providers, behavioral health providers, or care team members who work in Ohio (or in an Appalachian region in a bordering state) are welcome to join and register.

When do sessions occur? This Project ECHO will occur twice monthly for one hour. Our kickoff session for the aging module will occur on December 14, 2023, and sessions will occur every 2nd and 4th Thursday of each month from 12pm to 1pm ET.  

What level of participation is expected? Women's Health ECHO consists of 24 sessions in total. ECHO participants are expected to:

  • Attend at least 50% of sessions
  • Complete pre- and post- surveys
  • Submit at least one case for recommendations
  • Share webcams, when available
  • Engage during peer case discussion

How do I join the live sessions? Do I need any special equipment? Weitzman ECHO sessions are held virtually using the Weitzman Education Platform and Zoom Video Conferencing. Access is available on any computer with an internet connection. For instruction on how to how to join the live session, follow these Step-by-step instructions: Entering a Live Session.

How do I claim credit and download my CE/CME certificate? After the live session is completed, the session evaluation will be available right in the platform. Once you complete the session evaluation, you will be able to claim your credits and download your certificate.

 

For additional questions about this ECHO program, please contact Coralie Arango, Education Specialist, at arangoc@mwhs1.com

Activity summary
Available credit: 
  • 24.00 AAPA Category I CME
    Through Joint Accreditation, Moses/Weitzman Health Center, Inc./Weitzman Institute is able to provide American Academy of PAs (AAPA) credit to physician assistants at its activities. Participants should only claim commensurate credit with the extent of their participation in the activity.
  • 24.00 ACE/ASWB
    Through Joint Accreditation Moses/Weitzman Health Center, Inc./Weitzman Institute is able to provide Association of Social Work Boards (ASWB) credit to social workers at its activities.
  • 24.00 ACPE
    Through Joint Accreditation, Moses/Weitzman Health Center, Inc./Weitzman Institute is able to provide Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE) credit to pharmacists at its activities.
  • 24.00 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit
    Through Joint Accreditation, Moses/Weitzman Health Center, Inc./Weitzman Institute is able to provide AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™ to physicians at its activities via Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME).
  • 24.00 ANCC
    Through Joint Accreditation, Moses/Weitzman Health Center, Inc./Weitzman Institute is able to provide American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC) nursing credit to nurses at its activities.
  • 24.00 APA
    Through Joint Accreditation, Moses/Weitzman Health Center, Inc./Weitzman Institute is able to provide American Psychological Association (APA) credit to psychologists at its activities.
  • 24.00 Participation Hour(s)
    If you are not able to utilize any of the above credit types, you are able to download an unaccredited Participation Certificate for your records.
Activity opens: 
10/30/2023
Activity expires: 
01/31/2025

Schedule

This ECHO meets the second and fourth Thursday of every month from 12-1pm ET. Below are the dates of the remaining sessions:

  • December 14, 2023
  • January 11, 2024
  • January 25, 2024
  • February 8, 2024
  • February 22, 2024
  • March 14, 2024
  • March 28, 2024
  • April 11, 2024
  • April 25, 2024
  • May 9, 2024
  • May 23, 2024
  • June 13, 2024
  • June 27, 2024
  • July 11, 2024
  • July 25, 2024
  • August 8, 2024
  • August 22, 2024
  • September 12, 2024
  • September 26, 2024
  • October 10, 2024
  • October 24, 2024
  • November 14, 2024
  • December 12, 2024
  • January 9, 2025

Weitzman Institute Disclosure Statement

It is the policy of the Weitzman Institute to ensure that Continuing Education (CE) activities are independent and free of commercial bias. To ensure educational content is objective, balanced, and guarantee content presented is in the best interest of its learners' and the public, the Weitzman Institute requires that everyone in a position to control educational content disclose all financial relationships with ineligible companies within the prior 24 months. An ineligible company is one whose primary business is producing, marketing, selling, re-selling or distributing healthcare products used by or on patients. Examples can be found at accme.org.

Faculty participating in a Weitzman Institute-sponsored activity must disclose to the planning committee and audience all financial or other relationship(s) with ineligible companies.

Faculty Disclosures

No faculty disclosed a relevant financial relationship for this program.

Planner(s)

Nikita Reyes, MPH

has no relevant financial relationships to disclose at this time.
Speaker(s)

Shannon Linder, DNP, APRN-CNP, FNP-BC, PMHNP-BC

has no relevant financial relationships to disclose at this time.

Sarah Sams, MD, FAAFP

has no relevant financial relationships to disclose at this time.

Laura Valle, DNP, APRN-CNM, MSCP, FACNM

has no relevant financial relationships to disclose at this time.

Stacey Walter, MD

has no relevant financial relationships to disclose at this time.

Accreditation Statement

In support of improving patient care, this activity has been planned and implemented by Buckeye Health Plan, Ohio University Heritage College of Osteopathic Medicine and Moses/Weitzman Health System, Inc./Weitzman Institute. Moses/Weitzman Health System, Inc. is jointly accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME), the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE), and the American Nurses Credential Center (ANCC) to provide continuing education for the healthcare team. Additional credits are available for Physician Assistants/Associates. 

By completing this activity, you provide Moses/Weitzman Health System Inc. the permission to share completion data with the ACCME and the certifying board(s).

Joint Accreditation logo

Please note that continuing education credit requirements differ by state, jurisdiction, and licensing agency. It is your responsibility to confirm if your licensing/credentialing agency will accept the credits offered by this activity.

Available Credit

  • 24.00 AAPA Category I CME
    Through Joint Accreditation, Moses/Weitzman Health Center, Inc./Weitzman Institute is able to provide American Academy of PAs (AAPA) credit to physician assistants at its activities. Participants should only claim commensurate credit with the extent of their participation in the activity.
  • 24.00 ACE/ASWB
    Through Joint Accreditation Moses/Weitzman Health Center, Inc./Weitzman Institute is able to provide Association of Social Work Boards (ASWB) credit to social workers at its activities.
  • 24.00 ACPE
    Through Joint Accreditation, Moses/Weitzman Health Center, Inc./Weitzman Institute is able to provide Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE) credit to pharmacists at its activities.
  • 24.00 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit
    Through Joint Accreditation, Moses/Weitzman Health Center, Inc./Weitzman Institute is able to provide AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™ to physicians at its activities via Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME).
  • 24.00 ANCC
    Through Joint Accreditation, Moses/Weitzman Health Center, Inc./Weitzman Institute is able to provide American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC) nursing credit to nurses at its activities.
  • 24.00 APA
    Through Joint Accreditation, Moses/Weitzman Health Center, Inc./Weitzman Institute is able to provide American Psychological Association (APA) credit to psychologists at its activities.
  • 24.00 Participation Hour(s)
    If you are not able to utilize any of the above credit types, you are able to download an unaccredited Participation Certificate for your records.
 
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