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Project Echo – Geriatrics
Established in 2016, our ECHO program is based on the ECHO model uses a hub-and-spoke knowledge-sharing approach where expert teams lead virtual teleECHO sessions, amplifying the capacity for providers to care for older adults. Our program’s didactics focus on covering the 4Ms of Age Friendly Care and Alzheimer’s Disease and Related Dementias.
The ECHO model was developed at the University of New Mexico to improve access to specialty care in underserved communities and has spread worldwide. We adapted this model to target trainees (primarily physicians and nurse practitioners).
- What Matters
We collaborate with participants from across Washington and Idaho.
Our participants include trainees and practicing clinicians across multiple disciplines.
How Our Sessions Work
Our Impact At A Glance
Two-thirds of attendees plan to change their practice as a result of our sessions.
89% of attendees highly rate our didactics, cases, and virtual delivery.
Attendees report perceived knowledge increase from before to after our sessions.
We have found it invaluable. The didactic and case-based learning is of the very highest quality and promotes true geriatric care consideration by our residents.
– Kevin Braun, MD, MPH, Program Director
Family Medicine Residency, Olympia, WA
Meet Our Panel
Katherine Bennett, MD
Medical Director, Project ECHO – Geriatrics
Zachary Marcum, PhD, PharmD
Beth Labardi, MD
Thuan Ong, MD, MPH
Carol Crawford, PharmD
Barbara Cochrane, RN, PhD
Elizabeth Phelan, MD, MS
Geriatrician, NW GWEC Project Director
Shannon McDonald, MSW, LICSW
Clinical Social Worker
Mary Pat O’Leary, RN, BSN
ADS Nurse Planner
Phung Nguyen, MPA
Breanne Swanson, MS
Aimee Verrall, MPH
Our Project ECHO – Geriatrics didactics are easily digested at 15 minutes in length and cover a range of geriatric topics focusing on evidence-based practices useful for primary care healthcare providers. Search and watch our didactics online, anytime.