Sickle Cell Disease Telementoring
A Revolution in Medical Education & Care Delivery
Project ECHO 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 video conferencing 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.
The Office of Minority Health (OMH) is collaborating with the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) to deliver a new telehealth series for primary care providers called STAMP, the SCD Training and Mentoring Program. This free series, taught by hematologists using a case study-based, tele-mentoring approach, will cover the basics of SCD care, such as pain management, hydroxyurea, and preventive services.