The Weitzman Institute is excited to announce that registration is now open for the next cohort of Weitzman ECHO® Community Health Workers.
Enrollment is now open at no cost for the new cohort started on October 1, 2019.
For more information contact:
Faaiza Manzoor, Program Coordinator
What is Weitzman ECHO for Community Health Workers?
Weitzman ECHO for Community Health Workers is a 12-month program with sessions twice a month that connects Community Health Workers and similar roles such as Patient Navigators, Promotoras, Peer Supporter over Zoom videoconferencing (accessible by any computer with internet or phone) to a community of peers and subject-matter experts.
Who should attend?
This ECHO is relevant for you if you are managing a panel of patients where your main goal is to support them in achieving their healthiest life by helping them overcome the Social Determinants of Health that they are experiencing, such as food insecurity, unstable housing, lack of transportation, etc. You may be helping patients connect to various resources in the community that they are unaware of or not sure how to access. If you are a clinically trained person who is providing clinical care, you may benefit from this ECHO, but another one of the clinically-focused ECHOs may be more appropriate. If you are unsure if this ECHO is appropriate for you, please reach out to us!
What will I gain by attending?
We know how challenging it can be to do the work you do day in and day out! It can take an emotional and physical toll on you. The goal of this ECHO is to create a virtual community for Community Health Workers in order to provide ongoing learning opportunities and support from subject-matter experts and from your peers. We believe that you can learn just as much, if not even more, from those who are doing similar work as what you are doing. This ECHO will refresh and/or expand your knowledge is areas that are relevant to patients you manage. Learning opportunities will be available in the form of brief presentations by faculty in areas such as complex disease management, trauma-informed care, motivational interviewing, accessing resources in your communities, integrating with the clinical care team, and ending the patient relationship. Each session will also have participants present on one of their most challenging cases, and the faculty and other participants will have the opportunity to provide suggestions and guidance on how to manage that situation.
When do sessions occur?
Sessions are held on the 1st and 3rd Tuesdays of each month from 12:00PM - 1:30PM ET beginning on October 1st. These sessions are provided at no cost to the participants.
How do I join the live sessions? (Do I need any special equipment?)
Weitzman ECHO sessions are held virtually using Zoom Video Conferencing. Access is available on any computer with an internet connection, phone (audio only), and smartphone.
How do I sign up?
Register below. After you complete the registration form, we will follow up with onboarding information so that you can join our live sessions starting on October 1st!