The Pediatric Environmental Health Specialty Unit (PEHSU) program is proud to announce that starting in January 2018 we will be implementing a national Project ECHO® (Extension for Community Healthcare Outcomes) for reproductive and pediatric environmental health.
The AAP Environmental Health ECHO serves as a forum for health care professionals to learn how to identify, diagnose and treat environmentally-related health conditions in children and reproductive-age adults. This project uses the ECHO modelTM, a tele-mentoring hub and spoke platform that leverages video conference technology to bring together specialty care providers at academic medical centers (hub) and primary care providers in local communities (spokes).
Each ECHO session includes a brief lecture by a national expert, followed by a de-identified patient case presentation and discussion. All attendees are invited to share and actively participate. We will cover a variety of topics including lead, mold, food safety, indoor and outdoor air quality, and more.
Sessions last one hour and take place via Zoom video conference, and will occur regularly at the following times:
- 2nd Thursday of the month at 9am CT, and
- 4th Tuesday of the month, at 4pm CT
This Project ECHO was supported by the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) and funded (in part) by the cooperative agreement FAIN: 5 NU61TS000237-04 from the Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry (ATSDR).
Acknowledgement: The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) supports the PEHSU by providing partial funding to ATSDR under Inter-Agency Agreement number DW-75-95877701-4. Neither EPA nor ATSDR endorse the purchase of any commercial products or services mentioned in PEHSU publications.