ECHO Idaho

Like Project ECHO programs everywhere, ECHO Idaho uses video conferencing over lunchbreaks to connect physicians, nurses, counselors, pharmacists and other professionals with specialists in regular, real-time collaborative sessions.

Operating as usual

05/28/2021

Have you subscribed to ECHO Idaho's podcast, Something for the Pain?

Episode 2 with Amy Jeppesen, social worker at Trivium Life Services is out now! Tune in to earn CME/CE on-the-go and to learn about opioid and substance use disorder from Idaho's top experts in the field.

Have you subscribed to ECHO Idaho's podcast, Something for the Pain?

Episode 2 with Amy Jeppesen, social worker at Trivium Life Services is out now! Tune in to earn CME/CE on-the-go and to learn about opioid and substance use disorder from Idaho's top experts in the field.

05/27/2021

Special guest Natalie Gukasyan, MD, joins our Behavioral Health in Primary Care session on Wednesday, June 2.

Dr. Gukasyan is a leading expert on psychedelics and psilocybin as potential therapeutics for mental illnesses. She's presenting from Johns Hopkins University Center for Psychedelic and Consciousness Research, where she is a medical director and psychiatrist.

Register for this 1-hour, free session and get a day-of reminder direct to your inbox ๐Ÿ‘‰ https://rb.gy/vw0t7w

Special guest Natalie Gukasyan, MD, joins our Behavioral Health in Primary Care session on Wednesday, June 2.

Dr. Gukasyan is a leading expert on psychedelics and psilocybin as potential therapeutics for mental illnesses. She's presenting from Johns Hopkins University Center for Psychedelic and Consciousness Research, where she is a medical director and psychiatrist.

Register for this 1-hour, free session and get a day-of reminder direct to your inbox ๐Ÿ‘‰ https://rb.gy/vw0t7w

05/21/2021

Primary care providers and outpatient substance use treatment providers: how can Idaho best support the treatment of opioid use disorder in your practice?

You are invited to attend a facilitated brainstorming session on Wednesday, May 26. The Medical Care Advisory Committee, Idaho Division of Medicaid, and Optum Idaho are hosting the conversation about medications for opioid use disorder.

Interested and want more details? [email protected]

Primary care providers and outpatient substance use treatment providers: how can Idaho best support the treatment of opioid use disorder in your practice?

You are invited to attend a facilitated brainstorming session on Wednesday, May 26. The Medical Care Advisory Committee, Idaho Division of Medicaid, and Optum Idaho are hosting the conversation about medications for opioid use disorder.

Interested and want more details? [email protected]

05/19/2021

Our friends at North Idaho Area Health Education Center are hosting a CME-eligible Foot & Ankle course in Moscow June 4-6.

The course is designed for PTs, ATs and chiropractors and covers biomechanics, evaluation and treatment through evidence-based approaches.

Registration is capped at just 22 people! Learn more at and sign-up today: https://rb.gy/nhgc4x

The University of Idaho's WWAMI Medical Education Program and North Idaho AHEC are excited to host this 3-day in-person training for PTs, ATs, and DCs.

When? Friday, June 4 evening โ€“ Sunday, June 6, 2021
Where? WWAMI Anatomy Lab and Classroom in Moscow, Idaho

Capacity for the course is capped at 22 students, so hurry and register today at: uidaho.edu/foot-ankle

05/19/2021

Hepatitis C Testing

Learn your status! Millions of Americans have chronic viral hepatitis, but most do not know they have it. Today, May 19, is Hepatitis Testing Day, meant to help raise awareness of hepatitis B and hepatitis C.

Providers - ECHO Idaho's next Hepatitis C session on Monday, May 24 to learn more about HCV treatment. Details and registration: https://www.uidaho.edu/academics/wwami/echo/current-series/hepatitis-c

05/17/2021

Tuesday 5/18 at ECHO Idaho:
"Kids and Vaccine, #Masks, and Behavior Change in a Post-COVID Era."

Join Amy Walters, PhD, St. Luke's Health System Humphreyโ€™s Diabetes Center, and the rest of our #COVID19 expert panel from noon-1pm Mtn / 11-noon Pac.

Zoom link emailed to all registrants: https://rb.gy/vw0t7w

Tuesday 5/18 at ECHO Idaho:
"Kids and Vaccine, #Masks, and Behavior Change in a Post-COVID Era."

Join Amy Walters, PhD, St. Luke's Health System Humphreyโ€™s Diabetes Center, and the rest of our #COVID19 expert panel from noon-1pm Mtn / 11-noon Pac.

Zoom link emailed to all registrants: https://rb.gy/vw0t7w

05/14/2021

May is #mentalhealthawarenessmonth.
ECHO Idaho invites you to join us every month for our virtual Behavioral Health in Primary Care series.

We cover topics such as managing psychosis in an outpatient setting, adult ADHD, ACEs impact on mental health, spirituality and mental health, and more.

Earn free CME while you learn over your lunch hour. Details and registration on our website ๐Ÿ‘‰ https://rb.gy/acl1f9

May is #mentalhealthawarenessmonth.
ECHO Idaho invites you to join us every month for our virtual Behavioral Health in Primary Care series.

We cover topics such as managing psychosis in an outpatient setting, adult ADHD, ACEs impact on mental health, spirituality and mental health, and more.

Earn free CME while you learn over your lunch hour. Details and registration on our website ๐Ÿ‘‰ https://rb.gy/acl1f9

05/12/2021

Introducing our new CE-eligible podcast!

Something for the Pain helps support Idahoโ€™s healthcare professionals to prevent, treat and facilitate recovery from #opioid and substance use disorders.

Check us out wherever you get your podcasts and on the web: uidaho.edu/echo-podcast

Introducing our new CE-eligible podcast!

Something for the Pain helps support Idahoโ€™s healthcare professionals to prevent, treat and facilitate recovery from #opioid and substance use disorders.

Check us out wherever you get your podcasts and on the web: uidaho.edu/echo-podcast

Photos from ECHO Idaho's post 05/10/2021

May is #mentalhealthawarenessmonth.

ECHO Idaho is dedicated to enhancing mental health in the Gem State - for you and for your patients.

Behavioral Health in Primary Care and Pediatric Behavioral Health are both designed with primary care physicians in mind, but anyone who is interested can register for free. One-hour drop-in sessions are scheduled over lunch breaks and are CE/CME-eligible.

Learn more about these series on our website ๐Ÿ‘‰https://www.uidaho.edu/academics/wwami/echo

Photos from ECHO Idaho's post 05/07/2021

Are you a provider in Idaho that wants more information about screening, diagnosis and treatment of hepatitis C? Join ECHO Idaho's Hepatitis C series, designed with primary care providers in mind.
Website and free registration for drop-in series ๐Ÿ‘‰ https://rb.gy/xvwk6l

#HepAware #HepatitisAwarenessMont

05/06/2021
05/04/2021

Love that ECHO Idaho mask, Idaho Harm Reduction Project!

Empower people in Idaho who inject drugs with the resources to dispose of their sharps safely by supporting #IHRP this #IdahoGives2021

Link to donate;
https://www.idahogives.org/organizations/idaho-harm-reduction-project

#IdahoGives #Fundraiser #IdahoNonprofit
#FightTheStigma #EndTheWarOnDrugs
#HarmReduction #IdahoHarmReductionProject #StaySafe
#PWUDMatter #HomelessLivesMatter
#SyringeExchange #SafeNeedles #SafeSharpDisposal
#NeedleExchange #SafeSharps #CleanNeedles

05/03/2021

May is #mentalhealthawarenessmonth.
Join ECHO Idaho on Thursday, May 13 for the Pediatric Behavioral Health series kickoff. This free, 8-part series offers primary care providers, clinicians and behavioral health specialists support and education around common mental health conditions in children.
More on our website ๐Ÿ‘‰ https://rb.gy/qly9z4

May is #mentalhealthawarenessmonth.
Join ECHO Idaho on Thursday, May 13 for the Pediatric Behavioral Health series kickoff. This free, 8-part series offers primary care providers, clinicians and behavioral health specialists support and education around common mental health conditions in children.
More on our website ๐Ÿ‘‰ https://rb.gy/qly9z4

05/01/2021

May is #HepatitisAwarenessMonth. Here are three things you should know about hepatitis C:
๐Ÿ—ฃ Millions of Americans have hepatitis C and many donโ€™t know it.
๐Ÿ—ฃ Hepatitis C is a leading cause of liver cancer.
๐Ÿ—ฃ Hepatitis C can be cured. Testing saves lives and is now recommended for all adults.

Providers, ECHO Idaho's Hepatitis C series brings the state's foremost experts right to you. Engage in this virtual network over your lunch hour to earn free CME and enhance patient care.

Website and registration ๐Ÿ‘‰ https://rb.gy/xvwk6l

May is #HepatitisAwarenessMonth. Here are three things you should know about hepatitis C:
๐Ÿ—ฃ Millions of Americans have hepatitis C and many donโ€™t know it.
๐Ÿ—ฃ Hepatitis C is a leading cause of liver cancer.
๐Ÿ—ฃ Hepatitis C can be cured. Testing saves lives and is now recommended for all adults.

Providers, ECHO Idaho's Hepatitis C series brings the state's foremost experts right to you. Engage in this virtual network over your lunch hour to earn free CME and enhance patient care.

Website and registration ๐Ÿ‘‰ https://rb.gy/xvwk6l

04/23/2021

April is Child Abuse Prevention Month. We are fortunate to have Tom Patterson, MD - pediatrician at Family Medicine Residency of Idaho and ACEs expert - join our upcoming Pediatric Behavioral Health panel.
Learn more about him, our other expert panelists, and how to register for this 8-part series on our website ๐Ÿ‘‰ https://rb.gy/qly9z4
#greatchildhoods #GoBlue4IdahoKids

April is Child Abuse Prevention Month. We are fortunate to have Tom Patterson, MD - pediatrician at Family Medicine Residency of Idaho and ACEs expert - join our upcoming Pediatric Behavioral Health panel.
Learn more about him, our other expert panelists, and how to register for this 8-part series on our website ๐Ÿ‘‰ https://rb.gy/qly9z4
#greatchildhoods #GoBlue4IdahoKids

04/16/2021

Thanks to everyone who helped make this week's Hepatitis C series launch a smashing success! Here's a rundown of who was in the Zoom room:
โœ… 6 states: Idaho, Illinois, Minnesota, New Mexico, Utah, Washington
โœ… 29 organizations
โœ… 10 Idaho counties
โœ… All 7 Idaho public health districts

If you want to be a local expert in the care of patients with hepatitis C, you can still register for drop-in sessions, which qualify for continuing ed. More at: https://rb.gy/xvwk6l

Thanks to everyone who helped make this week's Hepatitis C series launch a smashing success! Here's a rundown of who was in the Zoom room:
โœ… 6 states: Idaho, Illinois, Minnesota, New Mexico, Utah, Washington
โœ… 29 organizations
โœ… 10 Idaho counties
โœ… All 7 Idaho public health districts

If you want to be a local expert in the care of patients with hepatitis C, you can still register for drop-in sessions, which qualify for continuing ed. More at: https://rb.gy/xvwk6l

04/15/2021

Thanks for the kind words, Dr. Weathers! Lost River Wellness

Our next Behavioral Health in Primary Care session is on Wednesday, April 21, at noon MST, 11am PST. Zoom in to hear about "Psychiatric Considerations for Post-Acute Care Hospitalization, Implications in the Setting of COVID-19 and Beyond."

More at: https://rb.gy/acl1f9

Thanks for the kind words, Dr. Weathers! Lost River Wellness

Our next Behavioral Health in Primary Care session is on Wednesday, April 21, at noon MST, 11am PST. Zoom in to hear about "Psychiatric Considerations for Post-Acute Care Hospitalization, Implications in the Setting of COVID-19 and Beyond."

More at: https://rb.gy/acl1f9

A Better Breakout Room Experience for Students 04/15/2021

A Better Breakout Room Experience for Students

A Better Breakout Room Experience for Students Five strategies that help middle and high school students form a community of learners in the virtual classroom.

04/12/2021

ECHO Idaho is celebrating our nomination and subsequent award of Tina Loch as a 2021 Idaho Public Health Association Health Champion.
Tina is a Nursing Home COVID-19 Safety panelist and went above and beyond to provide our statewide participants with the latest research and best practices so that Gem State geriatric populations were receiving excellent patient care. Congratulations, Tina!!

Throughout #NPHW we are recognizing public health champions right here in Idaho. Thank you Christina Loch for all you do Idaho State Veterans Home Boise

04/08/2021

Meet Elsbeth Jensen-Otsu, M.D., one of our expert panelists facilitating ECHO Idaho's Hepatitis C series, which kicks off April 12.

Dr. Jensen-Otsu specializes in gastroenterology and hepatology at the Boise VA Medical Center and is the Medical Director for Gastroenterology and Endoscopy for the University of Washington Boise Internal Medicine Residency. She, herself, happens to be a proud WWAMI grad. #WeAreWWAMI

When not delivering patient care, Dr. Jensen-Otsu likes to take advantage of Idaho's outdoors and enjoys camping and mountain biking.

Learn more about Dr. Jensen-Otsu and our other HCV expert panelists here: https://rb.gy/qivveh #gettoknowechoidaho

Meet Elsbeth Jensen-Otsu, M.D., one of our expert panelists facilitating ECHO Idaho's Hepatitis C series, which kicks off April 12.

Dr. Jensen-Otsu specializes in gastroenterology and hepatology at the Boise VA Medical Center and is the Medical Director for Gastroenterology and Endoscopy for the University of Washington Boise Internal Medicine Residency. She, herself, happens to be a proud WWAMI grad. #WeAreWWAMI

When not delivering patient care, Dr. Jensen-Otsu likes to take advantage of Idaho's outdoors and enjoys camping and mountain biking.

Learn more about Dr. Jensen-Otsu and our other HCV expert panelists here: https://rb.gy/qivveh #gettoknowechoidaho

Specialist Panel for Hepatitis C series at Project ECHO Idaho 04/06/2021

Specialist Panel for Hepatitis C series at Project ECHO Idaho

Meet Lesa Morrison, M.D., one of ECHO Idaho's expert panelists facilitating the Hepatitis C series, which kicks off April 12.

Dr. Morrison is a gastroenterologist, hepatologist, AND transplant specialist who spent two decades with the Seattle VA Medical Center before moving to the Boise VA Medical Center this year.

She helped create the Liver Tumor Conference at the Seattle VA and was instrumental in starting the Fatty Liver Clinic at Seattleโ€™s Virginia Mason Medical Center.

Learn more about her and our other HCV panelists ๐Ÿ‘‰ https://rb.gy/qivveh #getoknowechoidaho

Specialist Panel for Hepatitis C series at Project ECHO Idaho Specialist Panel for ECHO Idahoโ€™s hepatitis C series offers rural Idaho providers the chance to become local experts in the management and care of hepatitis C infected individuals, thus leading to a wider spread of care for this potentially fatal but easily curable disease.

Hello Idaho: Coping with issues of addiction 04/06/2021

Hello Idaho: Coping with issues of addiction

Research shows that 14% of Idahoans face a substance use disorder; about half of those people are getting treatment.

ECHO Idaho's Opioid, Pain, and Substance Use Disorder series meets twice a month. Join addiction specialists, pharmacists, social workers, family medicine physicians, and other healthcare providers to learn how best to help patients that want to be in recovery. www.uidaho.edu/echo.

Hello Idaho: Coping with issues of addiction About 14% of Idahoans deal with some sort of a substance abuse problem, according to Dr. Dennis Woody, and only about half of those people are getting treatment.

04/06/2021

We are thrilled to announce that the founder and director of Project ECHO, Dr. Sanjeev Arora, will join us at our Hepatitis C series launch next Monday, April 12!

Dr. Arora has over 15 years of experience managing viral hepatitis and is Executive Vice-Chair for the Dept. of Internal Medicine at the University of New Mexico Health Sciences Center.

He will be joined by state and regional champions Dr. Terry Box (University of Utah School of Medicine) and Dr. Magni Hamso (Idaho Department of Health and Welfare).

Learn more and register today ๐Ÿ‘‰ https://rb.gy/9a0udp

We are thrilled to announce that the founder and director of Project ECHO, Dr. Sanjeev Arora, will join us at our Hepatitis C series launch next Monday, April 12!

Dr. Arora has over 15 years of experience managing viral hepatitis and is Executive Vice-Chair for the Dept. of Internal Medicine at the University of New Mexico Health Sciences Center.

He will be joined by state and regional champions Dr. Terry Box (University of Utah School of Medicine) and Dr. Magni Hamso (Idaho Department of Health and Welfare).

Learn more and register today ๐Ÿ‘‰ https://rb.gy/9a0udp

Photos from ECHO Idaho's post 04/02/2021

Happy #facemaskfriday, Idaho! Here are some ECHO Idaho advocates sporting face masks. Tres chic!

04/02/2021

Meet Christopher Link, M.D., AAHIVM, AAHIVS, an expert panelist in our upcoming Hepatitis C series, which kicks off April 12.

Dr. Link is an Idaho WWAMI grad (ECHO โค's WWAMI!) and was chief resident at the Kootenai Clinic Family Medicine Coeur d'Alene Residency. He now splits his time between Family Medicine Residency of Idaho in Boise - where he provides HIV care, tuberculosis care, and family medicine โ€“ and providing viral #hepatitis care and treatment at the Idaho Department of Correction.

Learn more about Dr. Link and our other incredible #HCV experts on the series' specialist panel page: https://rb.gy/qivveh

#gettoknowECHO

Meet Christopher Link, M.D., AAHIVM, AAHIVS, an expert panelist in our upcoming Hepatitis C series, which kicks off April 12.

Dr. Link is an Idaho WWAMI grad (ECHO โค's WWAMI!) and was chief resident at the Kootenai Clinic Family Medicine Coeur d'Alene Residency. He now splits his time between Family Medicine Residency of Idaho in Boise - where he provides HIV care, tuberculosis care, and family medicine โ€“ and providing viral #hepatitis care and treatment at the Idaho Department of Correction.

Learn more about Dr. Link and our other incredible #HCV experts on the series' specialist panel page: https://rb.gy/qivveh

#gettoknowECHO

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