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ECHO: Improving Physician Knowledge and Enhancing Patient Care Using Web-based Interactive Learning

Total Credits: .75 including 0.75 AOA Category 2-A Credit

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Joan M Duwve, MD, MPH
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The Richard M. Fairbanks School of Public Health ECHO Center at IUPUI provides specialty education and training to primary care providers interested in treating their patients with complex and chronic conditions, building their capacity to offer high quality, best-practice care locally.

Goals of Project ECHO:

  1. Develop capacity to safely and effectively treat HCV in all areas to monitor outcomes.
  2. Develop a model to treat complex diseases in rural locations and developing countries.

Accreditation Statement:
The Iowa Osteopathic Medical Association is accredited by the American Osteopathic Association to provide osteopathic continuing medical education for physicians and designates this program for a maximum of .75 AOA Category 2-A credits and will report CME and specialty credits commensurate with the extent of the physician’s participation in this activity.

Grievance Policy:
It is the policy of the IOA that any physician dissatisfied with the CME program will be issued a refund upon request, and no CME credits will be reported to the AOA.  Complaints on Evaluation Forms also are taken into consideration when planning future CME programs and may lead to changes in the format or content.




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Dr. Duwve is an associate dean for practice and clinical associate professor of health policy and administration at the Indiana University Richard M. Fairbanks School of Public Health in Indianapolis.  She created the Center for Public Health Practice to support public health practice around the state and provide opportunities to link students to public health practice.  In 2018, she was awarded an IU Addictions Grand Challenge grant to develop an ECHO Center at IUPUI. The ECHO Center currently supports training to diagnose and manage hepatitis C and HIV, and on culturally informed care of LGBTQ+ patients. Dr. Duwve is a member of the Addictions Grand Challenge Scientific Advisory Committee and the principal investigator on a Mixed Methods research project in Scott County. She loves working with students and staff on campus community projects, like Drug Take Back events and HPV vaccination initiatives, poverty simulations and campus movie nights.Dr. Duwve served as a Medical Director, and then the Chief Medical Officer at the Indiana State Department of Health for 10 years.  She currently serves on a National Academies of Science, Engineering, and Medicine Evaluation Committee, the Infectious Diseases Policy Committee for the Association of State and Territorial Health Officials, and the boards of Covering Kids and Families and the Indiana Public Health Association.  Dr. Duwve received her MPH from the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor, MI, and worked in international public health prior to receiving her M.D. from Johns Hopkins School of Medicine in Baltimore, MD.  She is board certified in family medicine and practiced in clinical medicine for 14 years before returning to public health. Recently, she began working with CleanSlate treating patients with opioid use disorder.

Dr. Duwve discloses that she has no relevant financial relationships with any organization producing, marketing, reselling or distributing health care goods or services consumed by, or used on, patients relative to the content of this presentation.

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