Tribal Endocrinology ECHO

Endocrinology ECHO Pilot Project

Diabetes prevalence in American Indian and Alaska Native populations in the Northwest is greater than 1.5 times that of non-Hispanic whites (BRFSS, 2006-2012). Despite the high prevalence, access to endocrinology in IHS, Tribal and Urban clinics is limited. Our aim is to provide resources and expertise to optimize blood sugar control in tribal communities, improve patient outcomes and improve quality of life. In order to increase the capacity of health care providers to safely and effectively treat type 1 and type 2 diabetes, the Northwest Tribal Epidemiology Center (NWTEC) is starting an Endocrinology ECHO Pilot project.

All IHS, Tribal and Urban clinics are invited to attend and participate. We welcome you to submit a case presentation form and/or join the teleECHO clinic The 1 hour long clinic includes an opportunity to present cases, receive recommendations from a specialist, engage in a didactic session and become part of a learning community. Together, we will manage patient cases so that every patient gets the care they need.

When: The second Thursday of every month, starting April 12, 2018 at 10am PST / 11am MT

How to Join: At the time of clinic, simply click here: https://echo.zoom.us/j/5034163253 (Meeting ID: 5034163253) You can also subscribe to our email listserv by clicking here or text ENDO to 97779 to sign up for our text message service. We’ll be sure to send you the connect information each month.

Present your case to our specialist for best practice recommendations. If you would like to present, please complete the case presentation form and send to Ethan Newcomb, Clinic Coordinator,  via email (endoecho@npaihb.org) or fax (503.228.4801) Download the case presentation form

If you have any questions please contact endoecho@npaihb.org

What is Project ECHO?

(Extension for Community Healthcare Outcomes). The goal of this program is to increase the capacity of health care providers to safely and effectively treat chronic, common, and complex conditions.

Project ECHO, through the use of video conferencing, education, and research, increases knowledge of providers and health care professionals and strengthens best practice of care for all patients

Our Focus

Diabetes prevalence in Native American Communities is greater than 2 times that of non-Hispanic whites. Despite the high prevalence, access to endocrinology in IHS and Tribal clinics is limited. Optimizing blood sugar control in tribal communities would improve patient outcomes and improve quality of life.

• Improve quality of clinical services

• Enhance community-clinical relationships

• Increase experts in the field

• Adopt cultural practices

Didactic Presentations

Type 1 vs Type 2 Diabetes – April 12 2018