Minnesota ECHO Opportunities
What is Project ECHO?
Project ECHO® (Extension for Community Healthcare Outcomes) developed at the University of New Mexico, is a lifelong learning and guided practice model that revolutionizes medical education and exponentially increases workforce capacity to provide best-practice specialty care and reduce health disparities. The heart of the ECHO model™ is its hub-and-spoke knowledge-sharing networks, led by expert teams who use multi-point videoconferencing to conduct virtual clinics with community providers. In this way, primary care doctors, nurses, and other clinicians learn to provide excellent specialty care to patients in their own communities.
- Integrated Opioid and Addiction Care ECHO
- Minnesota Viral Hepatitis ECHO
- Perinatal Substance Use ECHO
- Minnesota Geriatrics ECHO
- Race Equity and Opioid Use ECHO
MN Perinatal Quality Collaborative
- Hypertension in Pregnancy and Postpartum Period Initiative ECHO
Wayside Recovery Center
- Wayside Women Services (WWS) Project ECHO
Websites / Professional Organizations
- Breastfeeding Conferences - The one-stop site for health care professionals to access nationwide breastfeeding education opportunities
- California Maternal Quality Care Collaborative (CQMCC) - A multi-stakeholder organization committed to ending preventable morbidity, mortality and racial disparities in California maternity care. CMQCC uses research, quality improvement toolkits, state-wide outreach collaboratives and its innovative Maternal Data Center to improve health outcomes for mothers and infants.
- CDC Hear Her Campaign - Pregnancy-related complications can affect anyone. Learn the urgent maternal warning signs. You could help save her life.
- International Board of Lactation Consultant Examiners - Information regarding certification, recertification, or continuing education
- MDH Breastfeeding Friendly Birth Center - This site recognizes Birth Centers statewide that have taken steps toward implementing the Ten Steps to Successful Breastfeeding.
- Minnesota Milk Bank for Babies - Our mission is to improve infant health outcomes by ensuring that medically vulnerable babies, in Minnesota and the Upper Midwest, have access to safely pasteurized life-giving human donor milk when mother's milk is unavailable or in low supply.
- March of Dimes Perinatal Nursing Education - Perinatal education opportunities
- Minnesota Breastfeeding Coalition - Working collaboratively to create an environment in Minnesota where breastfeeding is recognized and supported as vital to the health and development of children and families.
- Minnesota Hospital Association Perinatal Quality Improvement - Many women do not experience complications during childbirth, but labor and delivery present risks for both mother and infant. Adverse obstetrical events can cause severe harm. According to the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS), obstetrical adverse events happen during approximately 9 percent of all U.S. deliveries. These include perineal tears, hemorrhaging or even death for the mother; injuries to the skeleton or spinal cord of the infant; and some neonatal intensive care unit admissions. The Perinatal Roadmap is available from this link.
- Minnesota Perinatal Quality Collaborative (MNPQC) - Seeks to improve maternal and infant health outcomes with emphasis on racial and ethnic health inequities.
- Preeclampsia Foundation - The Preeclampsia Foundation is an empowered community of patients and experts, with a diverse array of resources and support to help you have the best possible pregnancy or to help you navigate the questions you'll have if you don't.
- Prenatal or Postpartum Depression or Anxiety (MDH) - In response to growing awareness of these common complications of pregnancy and birth, the Minnesota Department of Health provides these resources and links to help mothers, families, friends, and health professionals better understand, support, and treat prenatal or postpartum mental health disorders.
- The BlueDotProject Maternal Mental Health - Maternal mental health disorders like postpartum depression are the #1 complication of childbirth.
- WIC for healthcare providers - This site covers information regarding formula beneficial to healthcare providers.