CDPH to host Test to Treat Equity ECHO learning series

December 13, 2022

The California Department of Public Health will be co-hosting a COVID-19 Test to Treat Equity ECHO learning series, with the first introductory webinar session – Introduction to Test to Treat/SARS-CoV-2 Basics: How to get through December with rising COVID-19 case rates – on Wednesday, December 14, 2022, from 12-1 p.m.

As the COVID-19 pandemic shifts from crisis-mode to “normal operations” and with wide availability of rapid antigen testing and therapeutics, the COVID-19 Test to Treat Equity ECHO aims to assist clinics and community-based sites in implementation of their own Test to Treat programs. These monthly webinars will include presentations by expert faculty and a moderated Q&A panel discussion with subject matter experts. With an equity lens, this program will enable test to treat programs to operate within affected communities to reduce health disparities and increase access to life-saving diagnosis and early treatment for COVID-19.

This program will consist of a California statewide webinar on the second Wednesday of the month, as well as monthly regional NorCal/SoCal ECHO sessions that will provide a more intimate, small group Q&A session with hands-on clinical discussion and technical support with multi-disciplinary expert panelists.

The Northern California Test to Treat ECHO will be held on the first Wednesday of each month, from 12-1p.m. The Southern California Test to Treat ECHO will be held on the third Wednesday of each month, from 12-1 p.m. Registration for the regional ECHO sessions is coming soon.

Upcoming Monthly ECHO Topics:

  • 1/11/23 - Outpatient Therapeutics for COVID-19
  • 2/8/23 - SARS-CoV-2 Testing
  • 3/8/23 - Natural History and Pathophysiology of COVID-19
  • 4/12/23 - Practical Aspects & Operational Details
  • 5/10/23 - Overview of Post-COVID Conditions

About the ECHO Model

Inspired by the way clinicians learn from medical rounds during residencies, the ECHO Model® has evolved into a learning framework that applies across disciplines for sustainable and profound change. ECHO participants engage in a virtual community with their peers where they share support, guidance and feedback. As a result, our collective understanding of how to disseminate and implement best practices across diverse disciplines continuously improves and expands. For more information about the ECHO Model, click here.


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