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02 NOVEMBER 2017

November at ECHO Chicago!

Join the Winter ECHO Training Series for Healthcare Professional!

To register, please contact Isa Rodriguez at (773) 322-6941 /
All series run from 8-9 a.m.
  • Pediatric Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder,  Thursdays beginning November 2nd
  • Hepatitis C, Fridays beginning December 15th
  • Risk-Based Approach to Women’s Healthcare, Wednesdays beginning February 7th
  • Complex Pediatric Asthma, Thursdays beginning January 11th

Upcoming Events:

November 4-8: American Public Health Association Annual Meeting and Expo, Atlanta, GA. ECHO-Chicago and partners will participate in the following presentations:

“Toward Elimination of Hepatitis C in U.S. Cities: The Hepatitis C Community Alliance to Test and Treat (HepCCATT)” is scheduled for session 3030.0: Innovative Partnerships that Build Successful Programs or Influence Public Health Policy on Monday, November 6, 2017 at 8:30 a.m”Prototyping a Public-Private Partnership to Establish a Hepatitis C Electronic Surveillance System” is scheduled for session 4035.0: Utilizing Syndromic Surveillance Systems (e.g. climate change; heat-related; opioid abuse; and chronic diseases surveillance data, etc.) Roundtable on Tuesday, November 7, 2017 at 8:30 a.m

“A novel hepatitis C case management and capacity Building Program to Enhance Treatment Linkage and Completion in a Large Metropolitan Area” is scheduled for session 4214.0: Chronic and Infectious Disease Prevention and Promotion Strategies within Community Health on Tuesday, November 7 at 1:30 p.m.

“Assessing the Effectiveness of an Established Telehealth Model to Train Primary Care Providers on Hypertension Management: A Pilot Study in 5 Free and Charitable Clinics” is scheduled for session 4186.0: Examining Health Care Settings and Outcomes within Medical Care on Tuesday, November 7 at 12:30 p.m.

November is Alzheimer’s Disease Awareness Month

Alzheimer’s Disease Awareness Month is marked across the country every November.  President Ronald Reagan designated November as National Alzheimer’s Disease Awareness Month in 1983. At the time, fewer than 2 million Americans had Alzheimer’s; today, the number of people with the disease has soared to nearly 5.4 million.  Get involved this month, and help raise awareness for Alzheimer’s disease.

ECHO in the Field:

September 23, 2017 — Dr. Daniel Johnson, Director of ECHO-Chicago, joined 2800 participants at the German Congress for Pediatric and Adolescent Medicine in Cologne, Germany. Dr. Johnson provided an overview of the ECHO-Chicago project sharing information on the success and approach of ECHO-Chicago and its impact on delivery of healthcare in Chicago. Pictured is Dr. Daniel Johnson in the Convention Hall in Cologne, Germany. Photo courtesy of © DGKJ/Wachenfeld

October 11, 2017 — AllianceChicago held its Biannual Research Symposium in Chicago. Attendees from ECHO-Chicago participated in the symposium discussions around the role of research in informing policy, collaborating with community partners to identify strategies for conducting research, and determining next steps for development of future research initiatives, among other topics.

October 20-24, 2017 — The American Association for the Study of Liver Diseases (AASLD) held its annual Liver Meeting 2017 in Washington, DC.  “Improving Primary Care Training for the Evaluation and Therapy of Hepatitis C in the Community-based Test and Cure of Hepatitis C Program” was co-presented by Andrew Aronsohn, MD, Hepatitis C Subject Matter Expert for ECHO-Chicago, and colleagues from other CDC supported community-based initiatives to improve testing and care of HCV-infected patients.

ECHO Impact:

As the third HCV Case Management & Clinic Capacity Building series comes to an end, we are pleased to share some thoughts from one of our partner sites.

“Thanks to the training, tools and support from Project ECHO, the Lake County Health Department and Community Health Center has launched a Hepatitis C treatment program in our FQHC that includes testing, linkage to care and pharmacy support. We had our first successful treatment completion early this fall, and the program is growing exponentially. We are grateful for this opportunity to improve the health of our patients and cure this disease!”  — Sara Zamor, MPH, STI Program Coordinator

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