RAISE for Early-Career Faculty
While the representation of women in academic medicine is growing, women faculty early in their careers face unique barriers to success, which can lead to imbalance, burnout, and under-represenation. This ECHO, Resources, Advice, Insight, Support, and Empowerment (RAISE) for Early-Career Faculty will connect early-career women faculty with academic leaders and career development experts to share practical guidance and support for professional growth.
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HIV Care Continuum Telehealth Technical Assistance
In partnership with the UT Health San Antonio AIDS Education and Training Center (AETC), and UT System Virtual Health Network, we are launching a monthly series to address regulatory, technological, and clinical considerations for delivering HIV screening, prevention and treatment services via telehealth and telemedicine. Sessions will include didactics, followed by discussion with Texas-based clinics at any stage of telemedicine & telehealth implementation. Sessions will begin Fall 2020.
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STD Telemedicine Technical Assistance
In partnership with Cardea, we are launching a 4-session ECHO series to explore Sexually Transmitted Disease (STD) telemedicine care delivery and provide technical support to practices at all stages of telemedicine implementation. This series will include opportunities for peer-to-peer learning with other sites implementing STD telemedicine care. Sessions will begin Fall 2020.
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Current ECHO Programs
To build community clinic capacity for delivering best-practice HIV care to underserved populations in Texas, we are partnering with the UT Health San Antonio AIDS Education and Training Center (AETC) for a twice monthly HIV ECHO. Sessions will include didactics, case presentations from local sites, and discussion with an interdisciplinary team made up of experts in infectious disease, pharmacy, psychiatry, and community health work. Sessions are held on the second Monday and fourth Friday of each month, with occasional exceptions for holidays.
Interested in joining? Contact us.
United We Dream (UWD) and the National Latino Psychological Association (NPLA) collaborated with our team to launch an ECHO series that addresses the importance of social support systems and offers guidance on how to create supportive groups in the face of COVID-19 and anti-immigrant policies. Sessions occur monthly and include an interdisciplinary team of mental health providers and community leaders who share experiences, tools, and resources.
As the most common blood-borne infection and a leading cause of liver disease, failure, and cancer, hepatitis C virus (HCV) poses a major threat to the health of our communities. To address this, we established an HCV ECHO to educate practitioners about the disease and provide evidence-based, interdisciplinary guidance for management and treatment. Our team is made up of experts in HCV care delivery, including a hepatologist, a community-based pharmacist, an infectious diseases specialist, and a community health worker.
The South Texas AHEC (ST-AHEC) has launched an ECHO to provide opioid use disorder training for community health workers (CHWs). The goal of this ECHO is to improve workforce training in opioid addiction, harm reduction, and recovery services that utilize CHW services throughout South Texas.
Chagas disease, an infection with the parasite Trypanosoma cruzi (T. cruzi), is endemic throughout the Americas. Often called a “silent killer”, this chronic disease can go undetected for years, resulting in irreversible damage or death. In partnership with Texas State University and the South Texas AHECs, we supported two Chagas ECHOs, one aimed at providers and a second for community health workers (CHWs). Both series have concluded but we are planning to resume them in early 2021. Check back soon for registration details
TxMOUD (Medication for Opioid Use Disorder) Community of Practice ECHO aims to help providers learn more about buprenorphine treatment for OUD, deliver information to providers on how to receive their DEA X-waiver to prescribe buprenorphine, and provide advice about starting buprenorphine treatment at their practice.
To register, visit TxMOUD
Previous ECHO Programs:
HIV/HCV Coinfection ECHO
UT Health San Antonio began its ECHO journey with its inaugural HIV/HCV ECHO as a component of the larger initiative, “Targeted Access to Community Knowledge, Linkage to treatment and Education for HIV/HCV in people of color” (TACKLE HIV/HCV), a multifaceted program to cure HCV in people with HIV in South Texas. This ECHO continues on as a component of the HIV ECHO, and pulls together a multidisciplinary team of experts in hepatology, infectious disease, behavioral health, pharmacy, and community health work.
Visit the TACKLE HIV/HCV Program Site
COVID-19 Telemedicine Implementation and Technical Assistance ECHO
In response to the necessity of a number of clinics and providers having to implement telemedicine at short notice, the UT San Antonio ECHO Program, in partnership with the UT System Virtual Health Network launched a technical assistance COVID-19 Telemedicine Implementation and Technical Assistance ECHO. Each week, a team of experts delivered a brief presentation on key considerations and strategies for launching a telemedicine program, including evolving regulations, technology, and clinical considerations. Session slides and recordings will be made available after the session on our resources page. The ECHO ran from March 30th through June 8th.
GetWaiveredTX Buprenorphine for OUD
The GetWaivered program has three main goals:
- Promote awareness of buprenorphine treatment for opioid use disorder
- Provide health care providers with the required training to provide this life-saving treatment
- Assist trained clinicians to complete the DEA X-waiver process
GetWaivered TX launched an ECHO to establish a community of practice that supported providers through the training and waiver processes. These sessions offered the opportunity to connect with GetWaiveredTX trainers and OUD treatment champions for advice about a variety of topics. The ECHO series evolved into the Texas MOUD (Medication for Opioid Use Disorder) Community of Practice ECHO (See above).
Visit the GetWaivered TX Site
UT Health San Antonio offers an array of ECHO Programs in response to the needs of our care community. Check back often for updates on new programs and partnership opportunities.
If you are interested in launching your own ECHO, Contact Us to learn how our team can help.