Improve Access to Complex Care Treatment
Patients with complex medical conditions in New Jersey sometimes wait up to six months to see a specialist.
Improve Patient Outcomes
Investing time to learn how to provide specialty treatment to your patients in your primary care office, where they are most comfortable, can improve patient outcomes.
Grow Your Primary Care Practice Capacity
Research shows that providers who attend Project ECHO sessions increase their ability to treat patients and offer community resources and referrals to patients and caregivers. When multiple providers in one practice attend the same or different ECHOs, capacity to treat patients expands exponentially.
How to Participate
Access your ECHO clinics from anywhere, using your computer or mobile device.
After participating in ECHO, providers will be able to:
Pediatric Behavioral Health ECHO Session Leaders
Anna Malia Beckwith, MD, Developmental Pediatrician
Elvira Downs, MD, Psychiatrist
Rosemary Browne, MSW, System of Care Representative
Naomi Pickholtz , PsyD, Psychologist
Megan Maroney PharmD, BCPP, Psychiatric Pharmacist
Pediatric Behavioral Health ECHO Curriculum
Tuesdays 8 – 9 am
Pediatric Behavioral Health ECHO Financial Disclosure Declarations
The following session leaders have relevant financial relationships to disclose: Elvira Downs, MD, is a physician advisor to Horizon BCBSNJ serving on a pharmacy & therapeutics committee. Dr. Downs’ partner is an owner/shareholder of REST™ by Gait, a startup company. The company owns patents on a mechanical device to help children with various neurodevelopmental disabilities. Megan Maroney, PharmD, BCPP, is on a speakers bureau for Otsuka and is a member of a scientific advisory board for Janssen Pharmaceuticals.
Rutgers RWJMS Project ECHO Planning Committee
Eric Jahn, MD, email@example.com
Brittany Sullivan, MSPH, firstname.lastname@example.org
Kathy Dodsworth-Rugani, PhD, email@example.com
Lisa Leary, MS, firstname.lastname@example.org
Rachel Born, PhD, email@example.com
Planning Committee Financial Disclosure Declarations
The following planning committee member has relevant financial relationships to disclose: The spouse of Eric Jahn, MD, owns stock in Proctor & Gamble and Johnson & Johnson.
The following planning committee members have no relevant financial relationships to disclose: Kathy Dodsworth-Rugani, PhD, Brittany Sullivan, MSPH, Rachel Born, PhD, Lisa Leary, MS
In support of improving patient care, this activity has been planned and implemented by Rutgers Biomedical and Health Sciences. Rutgers Biomedical and Health Sciences is jointly accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME), the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE), and the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC), to provide continuing education for the healthcare team.
Rutgers Biomedical and Health Sciences designates this live activity a maximum of 24AMA PRA Category 1 Credits TM. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity. Each session is designated for a maximum of one (1) AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™.
This application-based activity qualifies for 24 contact hours of continuing pharmacy education credit. Each session qualifies for a maximum of one (1) contact hour of continuing pharmacy education credit. Pharmacists should claim only those contact hours actually spent participating in the activity.
This activity is awarded 24contact hours. (60 minute CH) Each session is awarded a maximum of one (1) contact hour. Nurses should only claim those contact hours actually spent participating in the activity.
This program is approved for social work continuing education hours by Rutgers University Behavioral Health Care in accordance with New Jersey administrative code 13:44G-6.4 and recognized by The New Jersey Board of Social Work Examiners. This program is approved for 24 general social work continuing education hours.