The IU Richard M. Fairbanks School of Public Health ECHO Center at IUPUI is excited to be launching a Cancer Prevention and Survivorship Care ECHO (Extension for Community Healthcare Outcomes) on September 17, 2019. Registration in now open!
The Cancer ECHO will deliver continuing education and actionable learning to health professionals in order to improve delivery of cutting-edge cancer care. Experts from the Indiana State Department of Health, the Indiana Cancer Consortium, the IU School of Medicine, Riley Hospital, the Indiana Chapter of the American Cancer Society, and the IU Simon Cancer Center will provide up-to-date cancer education and evidence-based strategies to health professionals across the state and support implementation of the Indiana Cancer Control Plan 2018-2020.
“We are excited to support the Cancer Prevention and Survivorship Care ECHO,” stated Kris Box, MD, FACOG, Indiana State Health Commissioner. “Indiana has nearly 300,000 cancer survivors and having a forum in which healthcare professionals can share expertise for their continued care will improve the quality of life for many Hoosiers.”
Project ECHO is a case-based learning system and guided practice model that increases medical education and workforce capacity to provide best-practice specialty care and reduce health disparities. Healthcare providers from multiple locations will connect with a specialist or team of specialists through video conferencing at regularly scheduled times. ECHO provides a forum for using case presentations to engage experts and learners in an “All Teach, All Learn” conversation. The key to ECHO’s success is moving knowledge, not patients to provide the right care, in the right place, at the right time.
“I’m excited to be joining the cancer ECHO as it holds the promise to share knowledge across the state and improve the lives of cancer survivors by empowering their medical providers,” stated Dr. Terry Vik, MD.
Cancer ECHO is free to all participants. To participate in this ongoing, interactive, and relevant learning, all you need is access to the Internet. Participating with a webcam is highly encouraged but not required. No cost CME credits will be provided to all participants.
Benefits of ECHO include:
- Providers acquire new skills and competencies so they can confidently treat patients with common complex conditions.
- Patients have increased access to care in their local communities by their own healthcare providers in their medical homes.
- Providers experience Increased professional satisfaction and decreased feelings of isolation, especially when practicing in rural and underserved communities.
ECHO sessions are 90 minutes and include a brief didactic presentation of a topic related to cancer care and case-based discussions of patients submitted by participants.
Cancer Prevention and Survivorship Care ECHO clinics will begin on Tuesday, September 17 and are scheduled every 1st and 3rd Tuesday from 12:00pm-1:30pm ET for one year.
To learn more about how to join this and other ECHO programs, including our HIV, HCV, Indiana Peer Education Program and LGBTQ+ ECHO, please visit: https://fsph.iupui.edu/research-centers/centers/public-health-practice/ECHO/index.html