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Announcing the launch of Indiana’s Nursing Home COVID-19 Action Network ECHO

Posted Oct 27, 20202 min Read

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Nursing homes are shouldering a disproportionate burden of the COVID-19 pandemic. To help, Indiana’s Nursing Home COVID-19 Action Network ECHO uses the evidence-based Project ECHO model to rapidly assist nursing facilities in implementing emerging best practices and protecting residents and staff.

 ECHO sessions will include a weekly, 60-90-minute session, for 16 weeks, with ongoing support thereafter.

Nursing homes (with 2 or more attendees) participating in 13 or more of the 16 sessions will receive a $6,000 stipend for participation. Each cohort will include ~30 nursing facilities. Nursing facilities will be assigned a cohort based on time preferences and additional cohorts will be added to accommodate all interested facilities.

The NNHCAN ECHO Experience Includes:

  • Live, no-cost training in clinical care and quality improvement (QI). Each cohort will be paired with a QI coach from the Institute for Healthcare Improvement.
  • Ability to network with peers in nursing home care across the state each week via Zoom.
  • Access to clinical and public health experts and emerging resources to develop your expertise in COVID-19 preparedness, safety, and infection control.
  • Free CMEs for each live session for physicians, pharmacists, nurses, and social workers from the IU School of Medicine Division of Continuing Medical Education.

Joining ECHO is easy! Click here to enroll now.

For questions and more information, please contact the NNHCAN ECHO team at fsphecho@iu.edu.

The National Nursing Home COVID-19 Action Network is supported by the federal Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ) in collaboration with the Institute for Healthcare Improvement (IHI), and Project ECHO at the University of New Mexico.

Indiana’s NNHCAN ECHO training centers are provided in partnership by the Division of General Internal Medicine and Geriatrics at Indiana University School of Medicine, the IUPUI ECHO Center at the Richard M. Fairbanks School of Public Health, Regenstrief Institute, Parkview Health, University of Indianapolis, and University of Southern Indiana.