The Spina Bifida Association is proud to announce it is now an ECHO hub, and our pilot project centers on care for adults with spina bifida. Register today for our Spina Bifida Adult Care ECHO to advance your skills, career, and professional relationships—and receive FREE continuing education credits.
Thanks to excellent pediatric specialty care, there are now more people with Spina Bifida surviving to adulthood than ever before. In fact, there are now more adults with Spina Bifida than there are children with the condition in the United States. But as adults, this population now has critically limited access to quality specialist care. Expensive travel and wait lists are barriers to healthcare for people with spina bifida, resulting in poorer health and quality of life, inappropriate use of emergency departments, and life-threatening complications.
We can change this. Using the ECHO (Extension for Community Healthcare Outcomes) model, providers from all over the country can now learn from top Spina Bifida specialists from academic centers to deliver excellent care for these patients in your own community. You will have access to experts who impart their knowledge and best practices through ongoing, interactive telementoring sessions. You will gain a professional network for support, learning, and exchanging ideas. With the ECHO model, all learn and all teach. Your new skills and competencies will allow you to expand your patients’ access to care and reduce health disparities as they receive treatments close to home, from their trusted provider, much more quickly, conveniently, and less expensively than traveling for care.
The Spina Bifida Adult Care ECHO will begin in October and will meet for one hour every other week for approximately 6 months. Each session includes a brief lecture presentation and case based learning. Register now to be part of this pilot group that begins changing the landscape of healthcare for people with Spina Bifida.Click to download the Spina Bifida Adult Care flyer.