Public Health

ECHO Clinics

Second Friday of each month • 10–11 a.m.

The Public Health clinic is co-presented by Project ECHO-Nevada and the UNR School of Community Health Sciences. This ECHO series targets those working in public health, clinical providers, and aspiring professionals. Presenters, drawn from a pool of local and regional experts, share experiences and best practices on a wide variety of public health issues.

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The University of Nevada, Reno School of Medicine designates this Live Activity for a maximum of 1.00 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

The University of Nevada, Reno School of Medicine is a provider of continuing education credit through the Nevada State Board of Pharmacy. This program is approved for 1.00 hours of continuing education credit for pharmacists.

The University of Nevada, Reno School of Medicine approves this program for 1.00 hours of nursing continuing education credit.

Previous Public Health

December 2019

November 2019

October 2019

    • Topic: Nevada Health Link – Open Enrollment for Plan Year 2020

September 2019

    • Topic: How Simple Retail Changes Can Change Health

August 2019

July 2019

June 2019

May 2019

April 2019

March 2019

February 2019

January 2019

December 2018

November 2018

  • Topic: Epidemic of Syphilis and Congenital Syphilis: Understanding the Clinical and Public Health Need for Action in Nevada

October 2018

  • Topic: Organ & Tissue Transplantation in Our Community: What You Need to Know & What You Can Do To Make a Difference

September 2018

  • Topic: Mapping HOPES' Patient Population Using ArcGIS

August 2018

  • Topic: Girls on the Run

July 2018

June 2018

  • Topic: Medical Complications of Eating Disorders

May 2018

  • Topic: VA Sierra Nevada Health Care System

April 2018

  • Guest presenter: Deanna Kepka
    Topic: HPV Vaccination Challenges in Rural and Suburban Settings

March 2018

  • Guest speaker: Eaton Dunkelberger, Sierra Nevada Journey's
    Topic: The Importance of Elementary Science Education on Community Health

February 2018

  • Guest speaker: Scott Jones, PhD
    Topic: Health Care Shortages in Nevada

January 2018

  • Guest presenter: Chelsi Cheatom
    Topic: Trac-B Exchange Program: A lifeline for injection drug users in Southern Nevada

December 2017

  • Guest speaker: Mark Domingo
    Topic: Diabetes Management and Prevention Programs in Nevada

November 2017

  • Guest speaker: Jennifer Pearson, MPH, PhD
    Topic: Cigarettes, e-Cigarettes, and the Role of FDA Regulation

October 2017

  • Guest speaker: Auburn Harrison
    Topic: Communities in Schools of Western Nevada

September 2017

  • Guest speaker: Chuck Duarte
    Topic: Removing Barriers to Quality Healthcare

August 2017

  • Guest speaker: Quinn Cartwright, MPH
    Topic: The Healthcare Puzzle: Where do Community Health Workers Fit?

July 2017

June 2017

  • Guest Speaker: Marjorie Franzen-Weiss, MPH, CHES
    Topic: Diabetes Prevention

May 2017

  • Guest speaker: Pamela Forest, M.D., Provider Quality Assurance Manager - Nevada State Immunization Program
    Topic: Immunization 101 for K-12

April 2017

  • Guest speaker: John Packham, PhD
    Topic: Rural Health in Nevada

    Dr. John Packham's presentation will provide an overview of current rural health care trends and policy issues facing residents, health providers, and policymakers in rural Nevada. His presentation includes data drawn from the recently published Nevada Rural and Frontier Health Data Book, Eighth Edition (February 2017) by researchers in the Office of Statewide Initiatives at the UNR School of Medicine. The data book contains a wide range of current information on the demography, population health, and the health care delivery system in rural and frontier regions of Nevada.

March 2017

  • Guest presenters; Kelli Goatley-Seals, MPH, and Sandy Wartgow, BSN, RN
    Topic: How to get results with Tobacco Cessation - You hold the key to success!

    The objectives of this session include; improve understanding on the public health impact of tobacco use and exposure, increase awareness about electronic cigarettes and other tobacco products, build knowledge about the importance of providers using ICD 10 codes related to tobacco, and increase skills in talking to tobacco users about quitting and providing appropriate cessation resources.

February 2017

  • Guest presenter: Valerie Cauhape
    Topic: Accreditation in Public Health

January 2017

  • Guest Presenter: Melanie Flores - CHIP Program Coordinator
    Topic: The Community Health Improvement Plan (CHIP)

December 2016

  • Topic: Skin Cancer Prevention

    For this month's Public Health ECHO Clinic we will be joined by guest presenter Cari Herington from the Nevada Cancer Coalition.

November 2016

  • Topic: Healthy Living - BMI data, nutrition programs, and the Wolf Pack Coaches Challenge

October 2016

  • Topic: Overweight/Obesity Among Nevada Adolescents - Youth Risk Behaviors Survey

September 2016

  • Topic: Introduction to Disease Forecasting

August 2016

  • Topic: You Are the Key to HPV Cancer Prevention

    This ECHO will be delivered by Dr. Trudy Larson M.D., and learning objectives will discuss understanding the burden of HPV disease, the importance of the HPV vaccine recommendation, and successfully communicating about HPV vaccination.

    Presentation hosted by High Sierra AHEC, Project ECHO, Nevada Public Health Training Center.

    Register for You Are the Key to HPV Cancer Prevention.

July 2016

June 2016

  • Topic: Outdoor Science-based Education Programs

May 2016

  • Topic: Fetal Infant Mortality Review

April 2016

  • Topic: Newborn Screening: Baby's First Test

March 2016

  • Topic: Colon Cancer Screening, Awareness, and Treatment

    In both men and women, colorectal cancer is the third most commonly diagnosed cancer and the third leading cause of cancer death.

    Although significant progress in the prevention and early detection of colorectal cancer is possible by increasing access to and utilization of colorectal cancer screening tests, only 59% of people aged 50 or older, for whom screening is recommended, reported having received colorectal cancer testing.

    Join us for a lecture and interactive discussion on colon cancer awareness, screening, and treatment.

    RSVP by clicking the button above and join us for this exciting public health ECHO!

February 2016

  • How policies in the hospital, workplace, and community can support moms in meeting their breastfeeding goals
    Topic: Creating a Breastfeeding-Friendly Nevada

January 2016

  • Topic: Pre-Gestational Diabetes

December 2015

  • Topic: Community Health Workers in Nevada

November 2015

  • Topic: Link Between Eating Disorders and Type 1 Diabetes (Diabulimia)

October 2015

  • Topic: Breastfeeding Exposed! Technological Advances, impact, knowledge, and practice

September 2015

  • Topic: Infectious Disease Forecasting

    Dr. James Wilson is from the University of Nevada, Reno School of Community Health Sciences and is the Co-founder and Director of Ascel Bio, an internationally renown disease forecasting organization providing disease forecasts for everything from the local to global scale. ECHO Nevada is thrilled to have Dr. Wilson present for the Public Health ECHO clinic so we hope to see as many people as possible participating with us! For assistance with the videoconferencing software or details on the clinic, please contact Chris Marchand at (775) 682-8476 or

August 2015