In the Media
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