Project ECHO

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 Behavioral Health (BH). 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. 

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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 Team.  

Behavioral Health (BH) ECHO

Led by a panel of behavioral health experts, BH ECHO helps participants learn best practices for treating common mental health conditions, connect with peers from around the state to discuss and learn best practices in identifying and treating BH issues. The curriculum is delivered at no-cost, through case-based learning strategies via video conferencing technology.

Frequency: 90-minute sessions every 2nd Friday of the month from 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm

Learn more about our Behavioral Health ECHO Team.

To Register

To register, email  the following information:

  • Name
  • Title
  • Credentials
  • Organization Name
  • Email
  • Which ECHO you wish to join (HCV or Behavioral Health)