The Virginia Chapter of the American Academy of Pediatrics and the Virginia Mental Health Access Program (VMAP) are leading year-long Project ECHOs on pediatric and adolescent mental and behavioral health.
All current VMAP ECHO cohorts are at capacity at this time; to be notified of future VMAP ECHO opportunities, please contact us.
Connect with colleagues monthly
1 lunchtime per month
library of resources
build local connections
Interdisciplinary local faculty team
HUGE 60 credit CME package
MOC-4 QI screening project
practice + family resources
Case-based learning for primary care
Learn to Recognize, Respond, Refer for the top kids' behavioral + mental health diagnoses + discussion of timely topics chosen by the cohort
VMAP ECHO 101: Building Foundational Skills in Integrating BMH into Pediatric Primary Care
With an emphasis on screening and response in the primary care setting, VMAP ECHO 101 can help you integrate best practices in pediatric and adolescent behavioral and mental health care into your busy practice. Our “all teach, all learn” approach leads to strong community connections. Each topic equips PCPs to Recognize, Respond, Refer, and provide Resources to families.
Understanding Challenging Behaviors
Irritability + Emotional Dysregulation
Mild + Moderate Depression
Severe Depression + Suicidality
Psychosis in Pediatric Primary Care
Meeting the Mental Health Needs of Immigrants
Trauma + PTSD
Autism + Co-Occurring Mental Health Diagnoses
Substance Use Disorders
VMAP ECHO Deeper Dive: Birth to Five
An 11-session case-based learning collaborative to address infant and early childhood mental health problems in primary care practices. With an emphasis on early recognition and response, an interdisciplinary faculty team will support primary care providers from across the Commonwealth in developing their knowledge of early childhood trauma and stress, anxiety, dysregulation and aggression, sleep and feeding problems.
Behavior Has Meaning: A Primer for IYC
Neurodevelopmental Factors and Implications
Trauma + Stress: Recognize and Respond
Anxiety Spectrum: Recognize and Respond
Dysregulation + Anger + Aggression: Recognize and Respond
Parent + Family + Community Resources and Supports
What is Project ECHO?
Project ECHO is a lifelong learning and guided practice model that revolutionizes medical education and increases workforce capacity to provide best-practice specialty care and reduce gaps in care. The heart of the ECHO model™ is its hub-and-spoke knowledge-sharing networks, led by expert teams who use multi-point videoconferencing to conduct virtual clinics with community providers. In this way, primary care doctors, nurses, and other clinicians learn to provide excellent specialty care to patients in their own communities. VMAP is utilizing this model to improve access to mental health care for children across Virginia.
This program is approved as a Continuing Medical Education (CME) Maintenance of Certification Performance Improvement Project, which qualifies participants to receive up to the following credits: 20 AMA PRA Category 1 credits™; 20 ABMS (Maintenance of Certification) MOC Part II or Self-Assessment credits*; 20 MOC Part IV or Performance Improvement credits*. In order to be awarded credits for participation, all project requirements must be met. The University of Virginia School of Medicine is accredited by the ACCME to provide continuing medical education for physicians. The UVA Office of Continuing Medical Education is an ABMS Multi-Specialty Portfolio Sponsor. *for participating boards