The AAP HPV ECHO serves as a forum for health care professionals to learn and improve their quality improvement skills (QI) and gain self-efficacy around HPV vaccination utilizing the ECHO model. The ECHO (Extension for Community Healthcare Outcomes) model TM is a tele-mentoring hub and spoke platform that leverages technology to connect a multidisciplinary team of experts (hub)with primary care in local communities (spokes). The AAP HPV ECHO builds a bi-directional virtual knowledge network whereby participants learn from experts and each other, gaining access to evidence-based and capacity-building resources. Each monthly session includes a brief presentation by an HPV expert, followed by participants presenting their QI work for discussion and problem-solving. Through regular attendance, participants grow their QI skills and self-efficacy around HPV vaccination.
Participating providers in the current project are eligible to receive the following benefits:
Receive 25 MOC Part IV credits*
Acquire evidence-based health care transformation tools and resources
Increase your knowledge of the HPV vaccine series, timing and scheduling
Understand and interpret practice level QI data
Access guidance and recommendations related to QI processes and HPV vaccination
* Pending AAP approval
In partnership with HPV and QI hub expert faculty members, a standardized curriculum has been developed with the flexibility to evolve as new information becomes available as well as additional feedback is received from session participants.
Participate in the Project
Currently, the AAP HPV ECHO is implementing the program to a closed network of grant-funded AAP chapters.