March 27: AAP Environmental Health ECHO Registration

Through the Pediatric Environmental Health Specialty Unit (PEHSU) program, the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) is 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 healthcare 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 CST, and
  • 4th Tuesday of the month, at 4pm CST

Participants are strongly encouraged to attend calls regularly, so that we may build a learning community. Our first session will take place on Thursday, January 11 at 9:00-10:00am CST.

If you are interested in participating in the AAP Environmental Health ECHO, please complete the registration. AAP staff will follow up with you with further details.