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Project ECHO® Ontario Child and Youth Mental Health (CYMH)

Project ECHO® Ontario Child and Youth Mental Health (CYMH), is innovative, technology-enabled collaborative learning program where primary care providers and mental health clinicians work together to discover new ways to care more effectively for children and adolescents with mental health problems in primary or secondary medical settings. Project ECHO® Ontario CYMH is fully funded by the Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care. In February 2017, we launched our first cohort.

Many Ontarian children and youth live in remote or otherwise underserved communities. Eighteen percent of Ontarians live in rural areas, where only 2% of the province’s child psychiatrists live. Through Project ECHO® Ontario CYMH, our Hub Specialists and Learning Partners can share experiences, expertise and resources in all areas of the province. By attending this program, you will gain the skills and knowledge to help the children and youth get the mental health services they need in their own communities. You will be able to deliver evidence-informed care, at the right place, and at the right time.

Primary Care Providers are invited to participate in these free TeleECHO™ clinic sessions. As an added bonus, Continued Professional Development (CPD) credits are given to participants who attend. We are accredited by both the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada and the College of Family Physicians of Canada (CFPC).

Enrollment is on a first come, first serve basis however, if we don’t have room in one cohort, we will put you on the list for the next one. We only can accommodate up to 50 participants per cohort.

For more information, or to find out about participating in Project ECHO® Ontario Child and Youth Mental Health as a Learning Partner, please contact Project ECHO® Ontario CYMH Manager Josée Blackburn.

This TeleECHO™ virtual clinic session is a self-approved group learning activity (Section 1) as defined by the Maintenance of Certification program of The Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada.

This Group Learning program has been certified by the College of Family Physicians of Canada and the Ontario Chapter for up to 1.5 Mainpro+ credits per session.

All other professional groups can use the certificate provided at the end of each TeleECHOTM clinic session evaluation for their certificate of attendance.

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