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VHAN’s First Project ECHO to Focus on Pediatric Depression

The percentage of children and adolescents experiencing anxiety and mood disorders is growing, with pediatricians seeing a sharp post-pandemic uptick in behavioral and mental health issues. VHAN has chosen pediatric depression as its first Project ECHO session to help pediatricians and pediatric nurse practitioners with the education and resources needed to better care for these patients.

Join VHAN’s Project ECHO

Learn more about upcoming one-hour sessions and receive updates on future dates.

Session Launches September 2022

This Project ECHO session will launch Thursday, Sept. 8, with eight hour-long sessions every other Thursday at 12 p.m. CT. The sessions are free, and CME credit is available. To allow for meaningful engagement and learning, space is limited to 20 clinicians. We plan to offer additional Project ECHO opportunities in the future.  

Session Dates and Didactic Videos

Each session will have a 15-minute didactic recorded presentation to review prior to the live discussion.

September 8, 2022

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September 22, 2022

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October 6, 2022

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October 20, 2022

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November 3, 2022

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November 17, 2022

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December 1, 2022

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December 15, 2022

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What Is Project ECHO?

Project ECHO (Extension for Community Healthcare Outcomes) is an educational outreach program that seeks to address health care disparities with low-cost, high-impact interventions. The program was created to provide patients with access to the specialty care they need for complex and treatable conditions—particularly in underserved or remote areas.

Four Principles of the ECHO Model


Use technology to leverage scarce resources.

Share best practices to reduce disparities.

Apply case-based learning to master complexity.

Evaluate and monitor outcomes.

How Does It Work?

Didactic Education and Support

Subject matter experts help manage patient cases and offer mentoring, guidance, feedback and didactic education.

15-Minute Video Review

Each session will have a 15-minute didactic recorded presentation for participants to review prior to the live discussion. Participants will have the opportunity to submit questions in advance of the live discussion.

One-Hour, Collaborative Live Sessions

The collaborative live sessions will last one hour and have a dedicated time for Q&A about the didactic presentation, followed by a case presentation and discussion. Sessions are virtual, conducted through Zoom web conferencing software. 

What Are the Program Requirements? 

Attend Sessions

Attendance is required at six of eight sessions, and you are encouraged to attend all sessions. You will receive CME credit for each session you attend. 

Review Presentation

Review a pre-recorded didactic presentation prior to each live session.

Share Cases

Submit a de-identified case(s) and present it to the group.

Complete Survey

Complete a post-assessment survey at the end of each session.  

Give Feedback

Provide requested evaluation feedback at the end of the program. 

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