The Teen Vaping ECHO (Extension for Community Healthcare Outcomes) is a cost-free program for Indiana professionals that wish to learn more about the management of vaping/e-cigarette use and related conditions in adolescents.

Provided by the Indiana University School of Medicine, in partnership with the Indiana State Department of Health, this clinic uses technology to facilitate mentoring and knowledge sharing so that patients across the state can receive the treatment they need in their home communities.

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Project ECHO is a performance optimizer. Think of it as a high speed internet connection for the
healthcare system. It spreads new medical knowledge throughout the healthcare system from university
medical centers and other specialty sites to the front lines of community care. Rather than information
flowing in one direction, community providers learn from specialists, they learn from each other, and
specialists learn from community providers as new best practices emerge. Under ECHO, community providers
use video technology to participate in guided practice with specialist mentors. They acquire new skills that
allow them to treat patients that they otherwise would have referred out. Patients with complex chronic
conditions get high quality care where they live from providers they know. No waiting months to see a
specialist. No long drives back and forth to get critical care. ECHO exponentially increases access to
specialty care by moving knowledge instead of moving patients. Suffering and pain are reduced, and lives
are improved and even saved. Project ECHO - changing the world fast.

Learn How to Get Involved

Clinicians, healthcare workers, recovery coaches, or other youth-serving professionals in the state of Indiana are invited to participate in the free Teen Vaping ECHO program, led by experts from the IU School of Medicine.

IU currently operates other ECHO clinics as well, including the Opioid Use Disorder ECHO Clinic, the Adolescent Substance Use Prevention Clinic, and the Fairbanks School of Public Health ECHO Center.

Benefits of participation include:

  • Free continuing medical education (CME) credits
  • Free nursing ANCC credits
  • Free social work IPLA credits
  • The opportunity to present your tough cases and receive feedback from IU School of Medicine specialists and your peers
  • Open access to all ECHO references and resources

The ECHO clinic sessions will cover a range of topics, including but not limited to:

  • Screening, Diagnosing and Monitoring for Vaping
  • Latest Trends on Teen Vaping
  • THC & Vaping
  • Brain Effects of Vaping / Nicotine Use
  • Pharmacological Interventions for SUD
  • Brief Motivational Interventions
  • Legal Considerations Related to Teen Vaping
  • Adolescent Vaping in School