March 3, 2017
Congratulations to Dr. Anna Volerman, ECHO-Chicago Complex Pediatric Asthma facilitator, who recently authored an article in Pediatrics discussing a comprehensive approach to asthma care as a solution for disparities in health outcomes. Although the rate of asthma in children has leveled out and may even have declined in recent years, there are still many disparities existing that affect outcomes. These disparities persist because of many factors including health care policies, health systems operations, and environmental factors. The good news is that there is a solution to addressing this significant issue. Click on the image below to read the article and discover what you can do to address these disparities within your own community.
Check out Dr. Volerman’s interview in Science Life where she further discusses her article, the impact of this problem, and the solution in more detail by clicking on the image below.
March 1, 2017
Chicago Family Health Center (CFHC) Vitals is a new e-newsletter for partners and supporters around important happenings across the five CFHC locations. Congratulations on 40 years! Click the image below to read the March 2017 newsletter.
February 9, 2017
ECHO-Chicago Hep C facilitator, Dr. Andrew Aronsohn’s article “Overcoming Injustice: A Roadmap to Improve Access to HCV Therapy for Our Medicaid Patients” has been accepted by Hepatology. This article discusses the issue of state restrictive prior authorizations for new Direct-Acting Antivirals (DAAs) for Medicaid patients and the need for access to these medications. The article provides insights into what you can do as a provider to be an advocate for your patients and how you can make a change.
Click on the image below to read the article.
February 2, 2017
In case you haven’t heard, the ECHO Act was unanimously passed in the senate in December 2016. Read the Q & A to learn more about the ECHO Act and the expansion of ECHO by clicking on the photo below.
January 24, 2017
Check out Project ECHO featured in Forbes magazine! Click on the photo below to go to the article.
December 14, 2016
HepCCATT Partner, ALF, is excited to announce their next Academic Debates hosted by the Medical Advisory Committee of the Great Lakes Division! This year’s program will be held on Thursday, March 2, 2017 at Maggianos Chicago (516 N Clark Street) from 5:30 – 9:30 pm. This event is for the audience of healthcare professionals. Dinner and three CME credits will be provided. Six universities will come together to debate. See below for topics and registration information. We hope to see you there!
November 3, 2016
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October 27, 2016
Check out ECHO-Chicago Childhood Obesity facilitator, Dr. Goutham Rao’s, newest published paper on pediatric hypertension below.
October 25, 2016
Tamara Hamlish, ECHO-Chicago’s Executive Director, will be presenting at the American Public Health Association 2016 Annual Meeting & Expo Wednesday, November 2, 2016 at 8:30 am. The topic of her presentation is “ECHO-Chicago: Building Urban Primary Care Capacity through Telehealth”. She will also be presenting a poster, co-authored with ECHO-Chicago’s Director Dr. Daniel Johnson, at the Children’s Hospital Association 2016 Annual Leadership Conference, Nov 7 – 9, 2016.
If you are attending these meetings, please stop by for these great presentations.
October 13, 2016
Project ECHO has applied for the MacArthur Foundation’s 100 & Change grant. Check out the video below that was submitted for the application and click “Like” to show your support.
October 6, 2016
The LUCENT Primary Care Leadership Program is a multi-disciplinary program that aims to develop effective leaders for primary care transformation in urban communities. If you are itnerested in participating please view the flyer below. Deadline is 12/1/16.
October 4, 2016
ECHO-Chicago Complex Pediatric Asthma facilitator Dr. Satyanarayan Hedge will be giving a grand rounds presentation on pediatric pulmonary diseases this Thursday 10/10/16 12pm-1pm. Please join us if you can!
September 19, 2016
Earlier this month, reporter Bob Tedeschi, with STAT News and The Boston Globe, ran a profile on Project ECHO. He spent nearly four days immersing himself in ECHO clinics and interviewing providers and patients. Check out the article below.
September 19, 2016
The ECHO Act is a bill authorizing a comprehensive study of the health and economic impact of the ECHO model across the country. The ECHO Act (SB 2873) is being reviewed by the Senate Health, Education, Labor & Pensions Committee on Wednesday of THIS WEEK (September 21). Hopefully it will receive unanimous support and move to the full Senate to be passed. Show your support by contacting IL Senator Mark Kirk (contact info below)! Click on the image for the full press release.
DC phone: 202-224-2854 DC fax: 202-228-4611 State office phone: 217-492-5089 State office fax: 217-492-5099 Email: https://www.kirk.senate.gov/?p=comment_on_legislation
September 19, 2016
ECHO-Chicago Childhood Obesity facilitator, Dr. Goutham Rao, was interviewed as an expert on the rapidly growing problem of hypertension in children by the New York Times. Click on the image below to read the article.