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Midwest Health Equity Conference

The University of Chicago Center for Asian Health Equity and the Asian Health Coalition have teamed up to sponsor the Midwest Health Equity Conference in Chicago. Please join ECHO-Chicago’s Hepatitis C Subject Matter Expert, Dr. Andrew Aronsohn, at the conference discussion and panel on Hepatitis. Click below for registration information.

 

American Liver Foundation kicks off Digestive Disease Week

Join HepCCATT partner ALF Great Lakes Division for a Debate and Panel Discussion

Looking to do your part in eliminating health disparities in childhood asthma? Read this article outlining effective solutions to this problem

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.

Vitals… Chicago Family Health Center March 2017 Newsletter

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.

Found out what you can do to improve access to HCV therapy for your Medicaid patients

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.

Expanding ECHO to More Corners of the Country

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.

Project ECHO in Forbes

Check out Project ECHO featured in Forbes magazine! Click on the photo below to go to the article.

Upcoming ECHO-Chicago series – Join us!

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ALF Academic Debates March 2017

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 22017 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!alf_debates_invite_2017

ECHO-Chicago Monthly Newsletter – November edition now out!

Check your email for this month’s edition of “This Month at ECHO-Chicago” for the latest news, announcements and series updates from the team and our partners!

Not on our subscriber list? Join now by contacting Isa Rodriguez (irodriguez@peds.bsd.uchicago.edu) / 773-834-1311.

The ECHO Effect: Using ECHO to combat the Opioid Crisis

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ECHO-Chicago Childhood Obesity facilitator, Dr. Goutham Rao, just published another paper on pediatric hypertension

Check out ECHO-Chicago Childhood Obesity facilitator, Dr. Goutham Rao’s, newest published paper on pediatric hypertension below.

 

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ECHO-Chicago’s executive director, Tamara Hamlish, is presenting at two conferences in November

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.

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Project ECHO Applied to the MacArthur Foundation’s 100 & Change Competition

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.

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Register today for Hepatitis C Series beginning November 2016

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Register Today for the Winter Hepatitis C ECHO Training!

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American Liver Foundation October Liver Symposium- REGISTER TODAY!

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LUCENT Primary Care Leadership Program now accepting applications

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.

 

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Join Us for Pediatric Grand Rounds with ECHO-Chicago Facilitator Dr. Satyanarayan Hedge Thursday 10/10/16

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!

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STAT News and The Boston Globe does a profile on Project ECHO

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.

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