Monday, November 27, 2017

Project ECHO: ECHO Autism Collaborative

What is ECHO Autism?

  • A series of virtual learning sessions for medical providers facilitated by autism and behavior experts
  • An innovative system that allows professionals to:
    • Increase confidence in identifying and treating autism symptoms
    • Expand knowledge about behavioral treatments
    • Participate in an Autism Intervention Research Network Project

How will ECHO Autism help me?

  • Regular, convenient access to Nationwide Children's Hospital experts:
    • Developmental Behavioral Pediatrician
    • Child and Adolescent Psychologist
    • Registered Dietitian
    • Resource Navigator-Parent Advocate/Educator
  • Increase knowledge about:
    • Evidence-based practices for screening and treatment of autism
    • Common medical and behavioral concerns in children with autism through case-based training
    • Local programs and resources that may be of benefit to families
  • Improve care for your patients in your own practice with the support of local autism experts

How does ECHO Autism AR work?

  • Meets for two hours via web technology, twice a month for 6 months
  • 2 CME credits per clinic provided at no cost
  • Discuss complex cases in YOUR practice in real-time with experts

What do I need to get started?

  • Internet access
  • A front-facing camera on smartphone, tablet, or computer/webcam

Please keep a look out for upcoming information sessions via Zoom Video Communications

Join our team to bring the best autism care to primary care!

Nationwide Children's Hospital

For more information please contact:
Natalie Ritter
Research Coordinator | Child Development Center | 

Nationwide Children's Hospital
187 West Schrock Road | Westerville, OH 43081
P: 614.355.7575 E:

Project ECHO: ECHO Autism Collaborative

Thursday, November 16, 2017

Happy Thanksgiving!

Happy Thanksgiving!

Thanksgiving is a special time when friends and family all come together to spend some quality time, enjoy each other’s company and give thanks. Every year, my family, friends and I like to give thanks in a multitude of ways. We also enjoy a healthy activity. We start the day off with a 10k so we unstuff before we stuff and are still able to donate to a charitable cause!” – Lauren Husein, Communication & Events Coordinator at OACHC 

Check out some Thanksgiving themed races near you:

If running isn't your thing, but you still want to give thanks in another way, there are so many food pantries in need of volunteers and donations. To find one near you, go to 

Thanksgiving dinner is something I personally look forward to ALL YEAR LONG! At the same time, its so easy to get carried away with trying 5 different kinds of stuffing, 7 different pies and oh the mashed potatoes and gravy. Yessss! For healthy ideas and alternatives to some of the classic foods, here are a few suggestions:

Wanna try something totally new this year and have a new tradition? Here are a few ideas:
  • Taking a walk after dinner
  • Take time for yourself before and after dinner
  • Have everyone write their "thanks" on a tablecloth
  • Travel somewhere 
  • Create a cookbook
  • Anything that gets your whole group (no matter the size!) involved.

So, from our family to yours, have a happy and healthy holiday!

Thursday, November 9, 2017


Welcome Our Newest Partner Midway Dental Supply, Inc.

Midway Dental Supply is an independent dental supply company that services Indiana, Michigan and Northeastern Illinois. The company began in 1984 with the objective to provide exceptional customer service while building personal relationships with our customers. Midway Dental Supply is a family-owned, full-service dental distributor servicing the dental professional in every aspect of his or her business. Whether you are looking to setup a new dental practice, redesign an existing building, or simply purchase your weekly supplies, Midway Dental Supply can fulfill your needs. Questions? Contact Patrick Blanc

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Tuesday, November 7, 2017

Generation Rx Grant Opportunities Now Available to Ohio Community Health Centers

The Cardinal Health Foundation is pleased to announce three new Generation Rx requests for proposals, targeting four of the states that have been especially hard hit by the opioid epidemic. We invite you to review these grant opportunities, and apply for one or more to address the needs in your community. Applications are due January 12, 2018.

To learn more about the grants, register for a webinar and dowload RFPs, click here.

Wednesday, November 1, 2017

American Diabetes Month

November is American Diabetes Month

With Halloween just passing us by, and Thanksgiving being around the corner, its time we all take a step back and make sure we are making healthy choices each and everyday. According to, one in 10 Americans have diabetes, which is more than 30 million people. And, 84 million adults in the US are at high risk of developing type 2 diabetes. Those who do not keep diabetes under control can be at risk of getting nerve damage, blindness and other disabilities. However, by incorporating daily exercise and healthy eating, these risks can be lowered in half. 

Those who suffer from type one diabetes, are often diagnosed when they are children and 40,000 new Americans are diagnosed each year. People who suffer from this form of diabetes can still maintain a healthy lifestyle by blood glucose control and insulin management, exercise, and good nutrition.