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ECHO Idaho

ECHO Idaho is an educational resource empowering healthcare professionals in Idaho’s remote or underserved communities to treat complex chronic diseases with specialist-level expertise. Clinicians across the state join using video conferencing for one-hour sessions that include brief lectures, case reviews, resource sharing and discussion of what really works. Sessions are conveniently scheduled, and participating providers earn free continuing education credits. In this way, Project ECHO revolutionizes medical education and exponentially increases workforce capacity to provide best practice specialty care and reduce health disparities. 

If you are a physician, physician assistant, nurse practitioner, pharmacist, counselor, social worker, or other health care or social service professional who wants to improve their skills, then ECHO trainings are for you.

Ready to get started? Register to receive agendas, resources and information to join ECHO sessions.

Project ECHO Supports Idaho's Rural Providers

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People need access to specialty care for their complex health conditions.

There aren’t enough specialists to treat everyone, especially in rural areas.

ECHO® trains clinicians to provide speciality care.

Patients get the right care, in the right place, at the right time.

 

Continuing Education Information

Participants in ECHO Idaho earn free continuing education credit. 

Physicians

The University of Idaho, WWAMI Medical Education Program is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

The University of Idaho, WWAMI Medical Education Program designates live ECHO activities for AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Physician Assistants

For the purpose of re-licensure, the National Commission on Certification of Physician Assistants (NCCPA) accepts AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™ issued by organizations accredited by the ACCME (Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education). To be considered continuing education, the session(s) are required to be germane to your practice. Final acceptance of the credit for recertification resides with your state board. 

Nurse Practitioners and Registered Nurses

For the purpose of re-licensure, the American Academy of Nurse Practitioners Certification Board and American Nurses Credentialing Center accept AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™ issued by organizations accredited by the ACCME (Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education). To be considered continuing education, the session(s) are required to be germane to your practice. Final acceptance of the credit for recertification resides with your state board.

Counselors, Marriage and Family Therapists

For the purpose of re-licensure, the Idaho Board of Licensure recognize the University of Idaho, WWAMI Medical Education Program as an approved provider of continuing education. To be considered continuing education, the session(s) are required to be germane to your practice. Final acceptance of the credit for recertification resides with your state board. 

Social Workers

For the purpose of re-licensure, the Idaho Board of Licensure recognize the University of Idaho, WWAMI Medical Education Program as a provider of continuing education. All continuing education hours must be germane to the profession of social work at the individual’s particular level of social work licensure and the presenter’s level of education must be at the licensee’s level or above (Idaho State Board of Social Work Examiners 24.14.01 Rule 351-03b). Final acceptance of the credit for recertification resides with your state board.

Participants from states outside of Idaho are welcome and encouraged to attend! Please check with your state certification and licensure boards for specific considerations regarding claiming continuing education for participation in ECHO Idaho programs.

Contact Project ECHO

Phone: 208-364-4698

Fax: 208-364-3178

Email: echoidaho@uidaho.edu