Improved Learning Outcomes for Rural Primary Care Providers in Managing, Screening and Treating Psychiatric Mood Disorders

The Advanced Primary Care ECHO Psychiatry Module demonstrated statistically significant improvements in learners’ knowledge, skills, and self-efficacy in areas such as managing psychiatric crises and screening patients.

Delivered between February and May 2022 as one component of the Weitzman Institute’s HRSA-funded Telehealth Technology-Enabled Learning Program (TTELP), this live series aimed to improve rural health outcomes across the country by enabling primary care providers to deliver evidence-based adult mental health treatment. Each one-hour ECHO session consisted of a didactic followed by a case presentation shared by participants for discussion.

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