NEOMED Project ECHO Draft Page

Using a trademarked technological platform and methodology developed at the University of New Mexico, Ohio Systems of Care Project ECHO for Multi-System Youth program offers participants:

* Opportunities to present complex cases and to receive written recommendations from multidisciplinary experts
* Opportunities to develop the knowledge and skills to manage complex conditions in their own communities and to be part of a community of practice
* Brief lectures and case-based learning on topics of special interest

Ohio Systems of Care Project ECHO for Multi-System Youth Experts:

Nichole Ammon, M.Ed., LPCC-S, Integrated Physical and Mental Health Care
Bobbi Beale, Psy.D., Trauma, ECHO Facilitator
Amy Bixler Coffin, M.S., program director of the Autism Center at OCALI
Marjorie Cook, Parent Peer Support/Education Advocacy
Allison Cowan, M.D., Psychiatry, Wright State University
Sara Dugan, Pharm.D., Clinical Pharmacy
Jennifer Dwyer, M.D., Pediatrics, Akron Children’s Hospital
Chris Filler, RN, BSN, Autism-Spectrum Disorders and Low-Incidence Disabilities
Julie Gentile, M.D., DFAPA, Psychiatry, Intellectual Disabilities
Kari Harper, M.D., Psychiatry, Wright State Universit
Steven Jewell, M.D., Child and Adolescent Psychiatry
Kynetta McFarlane, PsyD, clinical psychologist, Nationwide Children’s Hospital
Rick Shepler, Ph.D., PCC-S, Director, Center for Innovative Practices, Case Western Reserve University, ECHO Facilitator
P. Cooper White, M.D., Pediatrics, Akron Children’s Hospital

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Ohio Systems of Care Project ECHO for Multi-System Youth Case Referral, Presentation and Recommendations Process
Family and Children First Council (FCFC) coordinators may refer a case for consultation during a Systems of Care Project ECHO for Multi-System Youth session to the Family and Children First Regional Liaisons, and

The FCF Regional Liaison will triage referrals and request that the FCF coordinator complete an ECHO case presentation form for the case selected for presentation. (Click here to download form.) The FCF coordinator contacts for information about a secure pathway for sharing the case information with the SOC ECHO experts.

Register for Project ECHO and to receive a welcome packet here. You only need to register once to participate in the ECHO sessions throughout the year.


Until June 18, 2020:

ECHO meets the first and third Thursdays of the month via Zoom technology from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m.

From July 23, 2020 – June 24, 2021:

ECHO meets Thursdays from 11:30 a.m. – 1 p.m. Each week a case presentation will be shared from different region in Ohio: Northeast, Northwest, Southeast and Southwest.

To learn more, email the Project ECHO team here.

2020 Ohio Systems of Care Project ECHO Schedule

(To view 2019 videos of sessions, click here.)
Date  Regional Case Presentation  Topic  Presenter 

July 23, 2020 

n/a  ECHO model review  ECHO Hub  

July 30, 2020 


ECHO Case Updates

Sara Dugan, Pharm.D 
August    Education   

Aug. 6, 2020 

NW  Special Education  Jennifer Wissinger, PT, DPT 

Aug. 13, 2020 

SE  Evaluation and Re-evaluation:
ETR, IEP, etc. 
Marjorie Cook 

Aug. 20, 2020 

NE  Ancillary Educational Services and Accommodations: OT, PT, speech  Jennifer Wissinger, PT, DPT 

Aug. 27, 2020 

SW  Non-Traditional Educational Placements: Residential, Online, Home-Instruction   Marjorie Cook 
September  Regional Case Presentation   Psychiatric Medications   

Sept. 3, 2020 

NW  Psychopharmacology
and Polypharmacy 
Sara Dugan, Pharm.D. 

Sept. 10, 2020 

SE  Drug Interactions  Sara Dugan, Pharm.D. 

Sept. 17, 2020 

NE  Side-effects, contraindications  Sara Dugan, Pharm.D. 

Sept. 24, 2020 

SW  Monitoring  Sara Dugan, Pharm.D. 

Ohio Systems of Care Project ECHO for Multi-System Youth is a public service offered by the
Best Practices in Schizophrenia Treatment (BeST) Center at Northeast Ohio Medical University, the Center for Innovative Practices at Case Western Reserve University, Ohio Colleges of Medicine Government Resources Center, Ohio Department of Developmental Disabilities, Ohio Department of Medicaid and the Ohio Department of Mental Health and Addiction Services, Ohio Department of Developmental Disabilities. is presented by The Center for Innovative Practices | Part of the Begun Center for Violence Prevention
at Case Western Reserve University’s Mandel School of Applied Social Services
Campus Location: 11235 Bellflower Road Room 375  | Cleveland, OH 44106
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