Project ECHO Nevada

Connecting university-based faculty specialists to primary care providers in rural and under-served areas.

Innovative Telehealth for Nevada Communities

The goal of Project ECHO Nevada is to meet the needs of primary care providers by offering an alternative to costly travel and long waits for patients who need specialty care. By developing the knowledge base of primary care providers through the innovative telehealth consultations offered by Project ECHO, patients in rural and under-served areas benefit from specialty care becoming available locally, and without the cost and time of accessing specialists directly.


News interview

New partnership with SilverSummit Healthplan

Project ECHO Nevada's Medical Director, Dr. Mordechai Lavi, was recently interview by Fox 11 and Lotus Radio to discuss their recent partnership with SilverSummit Healthplan. This partnership entailed delivering a six-part series for SilverSummit network providers which focused on Pain Management. Through this series, Project ECHO Nevada subject matter experts connected with and trained eleven (11) providers, as well as reviewed five (5) patient cases.

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A rural remedy to health care access

Project ECHO Nevada Program Manager, Troy Jorgensen, was interviewed by High Country News regarding the history of the program at UNR Med and their activities on COVID-19 during 2020. High Country News is an independent publication covering stories from the western United States. This article also features interviews with Project ECHO director and founder, Dr. Sanjeev Arora, and Sandra Root-Elledge, executive director of the Wyoming Institute for Disabilities.

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Charting The Future Of Health Care In Rural Nevada

Gerald Ackerman, Assistant Dean for Rural Health and Dr. Mordechai Lavi, Medical Director for Project ECHO Nevada discuss rural health challenges with the KNPR team. These challenges for rural communities include healthcare workforce shortages, access to care issues, and even some facilities being forced to closed to their doors permanently. However, solutions such as Project ECHO are stepping up to help communities facing these issues.

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Project ECHO Joins COVID-19 Fight in Nursing Homes

Project ECHO Nevada, an innovative health care delivery solution out of the University of Nevada, Reno School of Medicine (UNR Med) is joining a nationwide training program to help keep COVID-19 from spreading in area nursing homes and to prepare and equip staff so that they can better protect residents and themselves. This is an essential nationwide initiative in the fight against COVID-19.