MAHEC Project ECHO for COVID-19 Act Now: Coordinating Community Resources in WNC - Video Teleconferencing Series

Nov 4–Nov 18, 2020 Medicine

<b>MAHEC Project ECHO for COVID-19</b> Act Now: Coordinating Community Resources in WNC - Video Teleconferencing Series


COVID-19 does not affect everyone equally. In the US, it is exposing inequities in the health system. Navigating services like health, housing, employment, and transportation can be incredibly difficult, but these factors all contribute to our overall health. NCCARE360 provides the opportunity for health to all North Carolinians by providing public access to resources and helping health and community-based organizations make electronic referrals, communicate in real time, securely share client information, and track outcomes together. The goal of this ECHO is to provide western North Carolina’s primary care practitioners; social service and community-based organizations with capacity to address the inequities exacerbated by the COVID crisis.

Project ECHO® is a lifelong learning and guided practice model that revolutionizes education to provide best evidence healthcare practices and reduce health disparities. ECHO is led by an expert team that uses multi-point videoconferencing to conduct virtual learning sessions comprised of a short didactic followed by discussion among a panel of experts and participants.

How to Get Started - NCCARE 360
Social Determinants of Health Screening
COVID-19 Case Follow-up
Food Security
Intimate Partner Violence

All program dates are streamed on the ECHO Zoom Platform.
Each module is a new topic.
Modules take place biweekly on Wednesdays from 7 AM to 8 AM.
Participant must login at 6:50 AM for attendance.
One credit hour is earned for each module attended.

MAHEC engages in evaluation activities to better understand the impact of our programs. By registering for this course, you agree that we may use your personal information in evaluative research regarding this program. Any reports published will be de-identified and reported in aggregate form.

MAHEC assumes permission to use audio, video and still images from this program for promotional and educational purposes. Please speak with a staff member if you have any concerns.

Target Audience

The target audience for this ECHO will be Physicians, Advanced Practice Providers, Nurses, Surge Contact Tracers, Behavioral Health Therapists, Care Coordinators, and Primary Care Physician Practice Staff Members in Western North Carolina.


  • To increase knowledge of the resources available for vulnerable populations in local communities among primary care practices, physicians, advanced practice professionals, behavioral therapists, surge contact tracers, nurses and social service/community-based organizations


  • Susan Alexander, MD


Module 7
11/4 7:00 AM–8:00 AM

Module 8
11/18 7:00 AM–8:00 AM


.100 CEU

Credit awarded per module

The Mountain Area Health Education Center designates this entire continuing education activity as meeting the criteria for 0.10 CEU as established by the National Task Force on the Continuing Education Unit.

1.000 Contact Hours

Credit awarded per module

MAHEC designates this continuing education activity as meeting the criteria for 1.00 Contact Hour.

1.000 NBCC Hours

Credit awarded per module

Mountain Area Health Education Center (MAHEC) has been approved by NBCC as an Approved Continuing Education Provider, ACEP No. 5514. Programs that do not qualify for NBCC credit are clearly identified. MAHEC is solely responsible for all aspects of the programs. 1.00 hour

1.000 Nursing Contact Hours

Credit awarded per module

1.0 Nursing Contact Hour Activity # AP 008-1817 Mountain Area Health Education Center (MAHEC) is approved as a provider of nursing continuing professional development by the North Carolina Nurses Association, an accredited approver by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation.

1.000 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit

Credit awarded per module

Accreditation: The Mountain Area Health Education Center (MAHEC) is accredited by the North Carolina Medical Society (NCMS) to provide continuing medical education for physicians. Credit Designation: MAHEC designates this live activity for a maximum of 1.00 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™. Physicians should only claim credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.


FREE Free, must register to attend
Applies 6/24/20–11/18/20
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