What is Project ECHO?
Project ECHO is an all-teach-all-learn telementoring model focused on building the capacity of health providers. Seeing clear alignment with our mission and vision, AIDPH was credentialed in the ECHO model in 2020 to establish a rural oral health ECHO hub. Throughout 2021, AIDPH approached stakeholders in rural communities to design programming that meets their needs.
Our Rural Oral Health ECHO follows The Three Domains Framework using the lens of rurality and health equity. Each virtual session includes four key elements:
- Expert didactic presentation
- Participant Q&A
- Participant case presentations
- Expert feedback for problem solving and capacity building
Participants take this knowledge back to their communities to implement in their daily work, building the capacity of our oral health professional workforce.
We are proud to offer these sessions in collaboration with University of Nevada Las Vegas, CareQuest Institute for Oral Health, and the OPEN Rural Network Response Team who will join AIDPH in forming our ECHO Hub. Experts change with each session based on didactic presentation topics.
Are you a rural oral health provider or health professional who wants the power of an expert think tank to help you with problem-solving? We'd love to have you present your case at a session!
Earn a Rural Oral Health Certificate
AIDPH has developed a certificate program for ECHO program participants to pursue as a formalized pathway signaling expertise and training in rural oral health. After each monthly ECHO session, certificate candidates can choose to take a competency assessment. Assessments are 5 questions and must be completed with 100% accuracy to be eligible for certificate consideration. Upon completion of a self-reflection and eight competency evaluations, certificates are awarded by AIDPH. The certificate pathway is completely optional - participants can attend ECHO sessions without choosing to complete competency assessments.
You can participate in each session live (preferred) or on-demand using the recordings below. Each session includes a link to complete a brief competency evaluation. Email firstname.lastname@example.org to validate your certificate after attending eight sessions.