Through a 5 year grant received from HRSA, the AAP has established the National Rural Adolescent and Child Health (NRACH) ECHO Training Center to help ensure that children and adolescents who live in rural and frontier communities have access to pediatric mental and behavioral health services and quality pediatric care to support optimal health outcomes and improved quality of life.

The NRACH ECHO Training Center will host ECHO programs for providers to help build capacity and also provide ECHO immersion training and technical assistance to organizations interested in becoming an ECHO hub.

Rural Pediatrics: Anxiety and Depression ECHO

This ECHO will serve as a forum for pediatric clinicians, family physicians, and other personnel in rural and frontier communities to increase their capacity in addressing the anxiety and depression needs of their patients and their families. This ECHO will be 8-month learning collaborative with a quality improvement component meeting twice a month from October 2022 – May 2023.

Interest Form

Rural Pediatrics: Obesity ECHO

This ECHO will serve as a forum for pediatric clinicians, family physicians, and other personnel in rural and frontier communities to build capacity in obesity management. This ECHO will be a 5-month learning collaborative that will meet twice a month from October 2022 – February 2023.

Interest Form

Rural Pediatrics ECHO Training

Interested in participating in future Project ECHO trainings on Mental/Behavioral Health and Primary Care in a rural setting?

ECHO Hub Training

ECHO immersion training and technical assistance are available for organizations interested in becoming an ECHO hub to serve children and adolescents in rural communities.

Rural Pediatric ECHO Learning Collaborative

A monthly call open to anyone who is currently running, or interested in learning more, about ECHO programs focused on the rural pediatric population. Meets on the 1st Thursday of every other month, at 1 pm Central Time starting November 2022.


Medical Directors:

Marian Earls MD, MTS, FAAP-Medical Director
Elizabeth Alderman MD, FAAP, FSAHM-Medical Director

AAP Staff:

Debra Waldron, MD, MPH, FAAP-Principal Investigator
Shannon Limjuco, MPH-Project Director
Julie Gorzkowski, MSW-Content Director
Oyinkansola Oloniniyi – Manager, ECHO Initiatives
Erika Davis, PhD, MPH – Manager, Program Evaluation

This website is supported by the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) as part of a financial assistance award totaling $475,000 with 100% funded by HRSA/HHS. The contents are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily represent the official views of, nor an endorsement, by HRSA/HHS, or the U.S. Government.

Last Updated

08/17/2022

Source

American Academy of Pediatrics