Project ECHO for COVID Treatment and Prevention
Let’s not mince words. COVID is the most disruptive public health crisis in over a hundred year. Nursing home, who care for our venerated elders, are especially impacted. Led by the AHRQ, with assistance from the Institute for Healthcare Improvement, members of our team are helping provide quality improvement coaching to nursing system nationally (though our specific focus is in Texas, Pennsylvania, and Illinois). To quote project ECHO leadership:
Together, we are making a difference. To date, over 9,000 nursing homes have signed up for the AHRQ ECHO National Nursing Home COVID-19 Action Network. Based on publicly available data from the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services, nursing homes participating in the Network serve approximately 630,700 residents. Almost half of all Americans living in nursing homes may be impacted by the Network.
We got to work with some super people at Baylor, Penn State, and the Alzheimer’s association.
Community-Academic Partnerships to Assess Readiness for in Three Atlanta-based Haitian Churches: A pilot
Under the leadership of Dr. Gilberte Bastien at the Morehouse School of Medicine, and together with colleagues at Emory University, and the University of North Carolina–Charlotte, we are looking to determine the readiness of Haitian-Creole churches to implement mental health interventions. The hope is to build a better understanding of the factors and supports that can facilitate health and wellness in (a specific) immigrant population.