USA CON Nursing Recruitment and Education to Expand Access to Culturally-aligned Healthcare (Nursing REEACH) ECHO®

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Attention Healthcare Providers – If your patients benefit from comprehensive integrated healthcare, from local people they know and trust, then the USA CON REEACH ECHO® program can provide you with interprofessional telementoring.

No cost to participate | Free continuing education credits available to eligible participants.


In response to national health professional shortages, Colleges of Nursing, Medicine, and Allied Health around the country have increased enrollment. Often, nursing students emerge from nursing education programs inadequately prepared to understand the consequences of social determinants of health (SDOH) and the importance of providing safe and equitable care across diverse populations. Concurrently, the COVID-19 pandemic has decreased the volume of clinical training opportunities due to initial safety concerns and ongoing staff shortages. The REEACH nurse training program addresses the need for an enhanced didactic curriculum related to SDOH and health equity concepts for current students and through the USA CON REEACH ECHO® program outreaches to the community nurse and healthcare worker.

USA CON REEACH Nurse Training Program

REEACH is designed to provide longitudinal experiential training experiences for RN-to-BSN and APRN students in rural and underserved communities through clinical experiences on nurse-led mobile health units. For more information on this training program, visit the REEACH Program web page.


To bring healthcare professionals together in a virtual learning environment where collaboration and connection with subject matter experts will increase the community-based learning and collaboration to improve health equity and impact SDOH using a comprehensive approach to provide culturally aligned care in rural and underserved communities through nurse-led interprofessional teams


Our ECHO® programming consists of the following:

  • A Zoom session (7 monthly sessions)
  • A short lecture provided by subject matter experts
  • A case scenario presentation and discussion
  • Questions, discussion, and engagement with other providers and experts
Pie graph representions Case Presentation & Discussion as the largest piece, Didactic & Q & A next, Welcome & Introductions next, and Close last.

Launch Date: July 19. 2024

Session Dates

Year 2024 - 2025

Monthly for 7 sessions

This USA CON REEACH ECHO® series will consist of seven (7) sessions. All sessions are 90 minutes, from 12:00 p.m. until 1:30 p.m., Central Time.

Session Date Topic
Session 1
Friday, July 19, 2024

Hypertension screening & treatment:  Considerations of gender, race, ethnicity, and social determinants of health

Session 2 Friday, August 16, 2024 Depression/suicide risk screening: mHealth
Session 3 Friday, September 20, 2024 Diabetic foot screening & exam & intervention related to skin tones
Session 4 Friday, October 18, 2024

Utilizing interprofessional collaboration skills to address social determinants of health

Session 5 Friday, November 15, 2024 STI screening
Session 6 Friday, February 21, 2025 Health equity in telehealth
Session 7 Friday, March 21, 2025 Obesity screening

To Join

To join the USA CON REEACH ECHO®, please complete the Registration Form. Upon completion you will be automatically registered for all seven (7) interactive, ninety (90) minute Zoom sessions. We encourage you to join in all sessions but attendance at all sessions is not mandatory. Registration will remain open during the series period.




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The USA CON REEACH ECHO® is funded by Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) as part of an award totaling approximately $3.6 million, with zero percentage financed by nongovernmental sources. The contents are those of the author and do not necessarily represent the official view of nor an endorsement of HRSA, HHS, or the U.S. government.
Past Series 2023-2024 Schedule