National ECHO Care of the Elderly: Mental Health

Project ECHO (Extension for Community Healthcare Outcomes) is an education program that creates communities of learners by bringing together healthcare providers and subject matter experts using videoconference technology. Using brief lecture presentations and case-based learning, ECHO fosters an “all learn, all teach” approach.  Participants are engaged in the bi-directional virtual knowledge network by sharing clinical challenges and learning from experts and peers.

The CCSMH is working in partnership with Baycrest and the Canadian Academy of Geriatric Psychiatry to run a national ECHO program on issues concerning the mental health and wellbeing of older adults.  Recordings of and material from the weekly sessions are posted below for general viewing.

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This project is supported by the RBC Foundation

Week 1: Anxiety Disorders in Older Adults

Week 2: Engaging Family Caregivers & Care Partners