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Veteran Community Care Collaborative ECHO

Program Goal

Utilizing the Project ECHO model to establish a collaboration with VA community care partners to optimize the care for veterans in all settings.

About the VCCC ECHO

The Veterans Health Administration (VHA) is the largest integrated health care system in the U.S., serving approximately nine million veterans each year. In response to concerns about timely access to care for veterans, Congress passed the VA MISSION Act of 2018. This legislation streamlined the Veterans Community Care Program which gives veterans greater access to non-VHA providers in the community. With an increasing number of community providers joining this program, we seek to provide clinicians with education, support and resources on military culture and the unique considerations of providing care for the veteran population.

Who Should Attend?

  • Primary Care Providers
  • Specialist Providers
  • Behavioral Health Specialists
  • Social Workers
  • Community Health Workers
  • Case Managers
  • Anyone who is interested in learning more about best practices for veteran healthcare

Meet Our Team

  • Amanda Cattelino, MD
  • Carlos Duarte, MD
  • Peter Fredricks, RN, MSN, MBA
  • Cara Garcia, LCSW
  • Teresa Imholte, Psy.D
  • Isabel Kozak, DNP; Medical Director
  • Maureen McCarthy

Program Schedule

DateTopicSession Lead
July 24, 2020Introduction to Course /Introduction to VA Community CareDr. Isabel Kozak
July 31, 2020General Military CulturePete Fredricks
August 7, 2020PTSD + Specialized Training (Part 1)Dr. Amanda Cattelino
August 14, 2020Understanding Service ConnectionCara Garcia
August 21, 2020TBDTBD
August 28, 2020Suicide PreventionDr. Maureen McCarthy, Dr. Teresa Imholte
September 4, 2020Traumatic Brain Injury + Specialized Training (Part 1)Cara Garcia, Dr. Amanda Cattelino
September 11, 2020De-escalation of VeteranDr. Teresa Imholte
September 18, 2020TBDTBD
September 25, 2020Military Sexual Trauma + Specialized Training (Part 1)Dr. Teresa Imholte
October 2, 2020Women VeteransDr. Maureen McCarthy
October 9, 2020Opioid TrainingDr. Carlos Duarte, Dr. Amanda Cattelino
October 16, 2020Pharmacy Formulary and Poly-PharmacyDr. Carlos Duarte
October 23, 2020TBDTBD
October 30, 2020Exposures and Agent OrangeDr. Maureen McCarthy
November 6, 2020Care Coordination Between the VA and Community ProvidersDr. Isabel Kozak, Dr. Teresa Imholte

Community Partners:
Phoenix VA Healthcare System

Veteran Community Care Collaborative ECHO Contact:
Adrienne White; Director - ASU ECHO

Technical Support:
Melina Cox-Ferreras

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