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Hepatitis B ECHO Conclusion

Thank you for your support of our Hepatitis B ECHO Program these past two years!

Our ECHO Program has concluded as of November 2022. For any questions or concerns, please contact richard.so@sfhepbfree-bayarea.org

As the COVID pandemic continued, SF Hep B Free sought innovative ways to continue its mission of educating the community and clinicians without being able to provide hepatitis B screening or face-to-face education in the community. From that effort grew SF Hep B Free’s Hepatitis B ECHO. In partnership with Project ECHO, Hep B United, Hepatitis B Foundation and the National Task Force on Hepatitis B, SF Hep B Free successfully launched its first US-based adult hepatitis B ECHO program in October of 2020, and ran the program until November of 2022.

The ECHO model is a nationally recognized physician education model using proven adult learning techniques and interactive video technology, the ECHO Model™ connects groups of primary care providers with specialists in regular real-time collaborative sessions. The sessions, designed around case-based learning and mentorship, helped local providers gain the expertise required to provide needed services. Each session included 1-2 case discussions and a short didactic aimed to empower providers to evaluate, monitor, and treat patients with hepatitis B in the primary care setting.

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