ECHOs

Extension for Community Healthcare Outcomes is a movement to de-monopolize knowledge and amplify local capacity to provide best practice care for underserved people all over the world. The Iowa PCA currently coordinates two ECHOs - Hepatitis C (HCV) and Medication Assisted Treatment (MAT). These telementoring opportunities are open to a wide array of healthcare staff across the state of Iowa and across practice entities - providers, mid-levels, behavioral health staff, Community Health Workers, counselors, pharmacists, etc. 

Hepatitis C (HCV) ECHO

This interactive web-based program provides community-focused primary care clinicians an opportunity to become experts in the delivery of Hepatitis C care through a mentoring-based initiative. Project ECHO, developed by Dr. Sanjeev Aurora at the University of New Mexico (UNM) in 2003, provides a framework for sharing expertise across the state and, as a result, will help patients achieve a viral cure and avoid the downstream sequela associated with HCV without leaving the providers they trust and the communities where they live and work. Interested providers do not have to have any prior experience in treating Hepatitis C to participate in HCV ECHO. 

Frequency: 90-minute sessions every 3rd Tuesday of the month from 11:45 am – 1:15 pm

Learn more about our HCV ECHO and HCV ECHO Team.  

Medication Assisted Treatment (MAT) ECHO

This interactive web-based program provides essential guidelines and steps to implementing and integrating a successful MAT program into an outpatient primary care setting. The MAT program aims to improve access for patients suffering from opioid use disorder. This is NOT the training needed to receive a Suboxone waiver. It is best suited to those who have their waiver and are ready to start, or recently started, and is open to behavioral health or Substance Use Disorder providers. 

Frequency: Every Second Friday of the Month from 12:00 pm - 1:15 pm

Learn more about our MAT ECHO

To Register

To register, email  the following information:

  • Name
  • Title
  • Credentials
  • Organization NameEmail
  • Which ECHO you wish to join (HCV or MAT)