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Hennepin Healthcare Project ECHO

Posted about 2 months ago

The MN Community Collaboration on Viral Hepatitis ECHO hosted by Hennepin Healthcare is now approved to offer Nurses continuing education by the American Nurses Credentialing Center. Nurses attending a full session will receive 1.0 continuing education credit.  ECHO sessions are held virtually the 1st and 3rd Tuesday of every month from 12:05-1:05pm, central time. 

The MN Community Collaboration on Viral Hepatitis Project ECHO is focused on infectious disease prevention, testing, and treatment among people who inject drugs and other at-risk populations. This project ECHO will emphasize HCV elimination in Minnesota by facilitating collaboration between specialists in viral hepatitis and community partners such as community health clinics, syringe service programs, community mental health centers, drug treatment centers, and homeless shelters.  

The goals of this project ECHO include:

• Improving HCV care statewide, with an emphasis on tailoring ECHO sessions to fit unique geographical, cultural, and community needs.

• Eliminating viral HCV by developing networks of care that incorporate clinical and non-clinical collaborators.  

• By way of ECHO sessions, identifying and removing barriers to testing, linkage to care, and treatment for HCV and other infectious diseases.  

• Developing a shared repository of treatment guidelines and other resources. • Promoting screening and disease prevention through vaccination and other harm reduction strategies.

• Advancing culturally competent and focused care with special focus on those most impacted by HCV, including American Indian and unhoused persons. 

Click below to register as an ECHO participant; this will give you access to communications about upcoming sessions, calendar placeholders and links to join the sessions.