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In the Media

Podcast Airing this Summer Will Help Professionals Who Work with Pregnant and Postpartum Patients With Substance Use Disorders

Idaho Department of Health and Welfare Division of Behavioral Health Newsletter, April 21, 2022 - The second season of Something for the Pain, a podcast produced by ECHO Idaho, will focus on perinatal substance use disorder (SUD). Read the article.

University of Idaho Program Aims to Help Autistic Children

KMVT Channel 11 News, Twin Falls, April 13, 2022 - Autism diagnoses usually mean seeing specialists, but with the ECHO program, U of I is training primary care doctors how to conduct screenings. View the story.

ECHO Idaho Awarded Joint Accreditation for Interprofessional Continuing Education Status

Lewis-Clark Valley News, Jan. 28, 2022 and University of Idaho News - ECHO Idaho's joint accreditation status makes it possible for interdisciplinary healthcare teams across Idaho to earn profession-specific continuing education credit for participation in the same dynamic, collaborative sessions. Story posted in the Lewis-Clark Valley News and University of Idaho News.

$200k Grant Will Help Beef Up Mental Health Training in Idaho

KTVB Channel 7 Local News, Jan. 28, 2022 - ECHO Idaho director Lachelle Smith spoke with KTVB news to discuss a $200,000 grant awarded from Optum Idaho to help sustain and expand ECHO Idaho's mental health and substance use disorder programs. View the story.

New Training Series Brings Specialized Autism Care to Idaho's Frontier Areas

Idaho Department of Health and Welfare Division of Behavioral Health Newsletter, January 20, 2022 - ECHO Idaho's Pediatric Autism series offers Idaho healthcare teams the chance to connect with specialists to improve autism care available for pediatric patients and families. Read the article.

ECHO Idaho Announces Pediatric Autism Series

RN Idaho Newsletter, Nov., Dec. 2021, Jan. 2022 edition - Vol. 44 No. 3 - With support from partners like the Idaho Center for Nursing (ICN) through the North Idaho Outreach Network (NION) consortium, ECHO Idaho presents a new virtual tele-mentoring series focused on Pediatric Autism in the primary care setting, coming January 2022. Read the article.

The Power of Project ECHO in Idaho 

Northwest Pulse Newsletter, July 21, 2021 - Like Project ECHO programs everywhere, the ECHO Idaho model uses spoke-and-hub video conference dissemination to connect rural FQHC physicians, nurses, counselors, pharmacists and other professionals with specialists in face-to-face, real-time collaborative sessions. Read more.

Project ECHO: Improving Idaho’s Mental and Behavioral Health Services Through Community Education and Telementorship

Idaho Department of Health and Welfare Division of Behavioral Health Newsletter, July 16, 2021 - To help support Idaho’s healthcare professionals meet the needs of their patients, Project ECHO Idaho offers free, virtual telementorship in an environment that is “all-teach, all-learn.” Read more.

ECHO Idaho Director Lachelle Smith Featured on U of I’s The Vandal Theory Podcast

The Vandal Theory Podcast, Season 4, Episode 1, March 22, 2021 - The University of Idaho's research podcast, The Vandal Theory, explores subjects related to real-world problems and innovative solutions. Host Leigh Cooper and ECHO Idaho’s director Lachelle Smith discussed how Idaho’s Project ECHO program addresses rural healthcare challenges and continuing medical education in the Gem State. Read more.

Empowered by ECHO in the NICU

The Friday Letter, March 5, 2021 - ECHO Idaho's Perinatal Substance Use Disorder Series inspired nursing student Emma Henggeler, RN, to advocate for mothers in the NICU. Her story received a shoutout in U of I's March 2021 Letter from the President. Read the President’s Letter.

New Infections, Outbreaks Slow in Idaho Long-Term Care Facilities

Idaho Press and Post Register, March 4, 2021 - As coronavirus infections fall in long-term care facilities across the country, facilities in Idaho are also seeing a reprieve. Story posted in the Idaho Press and the Post Register.

Spurred By A Preventable Death, One Project Has Become A Major Tool To Combat COVID-19

Mountain West News Bureau, August 3, 2020 - It all started at Dr. Sanjeev Arora's clinic in New Mexico. "One Friday afternoon, 18 years ago, I walked into my clinic in Albuquerque to see a 42-year-old woman who had driven five hours with her two children," Arora said before a recent Senate committee hearing. Listen here

Connecting Rural Idaho Doctors' (Virtually) to Increase Specialty Care

Boise State Public Radio, June 1, 2020 - In 2018, Idaho started a platform for health care workers to support and educate one another. Project ECHO works to share knowledge through weekly video conferences to increase the specialist knowledge among doctors in our state. Listen here

ECHO Heard Throughout Idaho Key to Sate’s Coronavirus Response Idaho

Moscow-Pullman Daily News, April 10, 2020 - As the threat from coronavirus continues to mount, a virtual lecture series at the University of Idaho has become central to disseminating new information to physicians and their communities throughout the state. Read more

University of Idaho ECHO Offers free COVID-19 Training

Idaho Business Review, April 2, 2020 - The Idaho office of Project ECHO (Extension for Community Healthcare Outcomes) is working to get critical information on the COVID-19 outbreak to the state’s medical professionals. Read more

Medical Education Program to Convene Professionals to Tackle COVID-19

University of Idaho Press Release, March 23, 2020 -  A five-state medical education program that includes the University of Idaho will bring Idaho medical providers together Tuesday, March 24, to discuss strategies to address challenges stemming from the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic. Read more

Contact Project ECHO

Physical Address:

Idaho Water Center
322 E. Front Street, Ste. 222
Boise, ID 83702

Phone: 208-364-4072

Fax: 208-364-3178