What is DiSH?

Diabetes in School Health ECHO is a monthly school diabetes health teleconferencing program for school nurses and school personnel who care for students with diabetes. Each ECHO session will have a 10-15 minute talk by a pediatric diabetes expert followed by 45-50 minutes of discussion of de-identified cases and questions to promote collaborative learning between school personnel in communities across the state.

Project ECHO

Project ECHO ® is a lifelong learning and guided practice model that is designed to build capacity of individuals around the state to provide evidence-based services. The heart of the ECHO model is its hub-and-spoke knowledge-sharing networks. Hub and spoke knowledge-sharing networks create a learning loop:

  • Community providers learn from specialists.

  • Community providers learn from each other.

  • Specialists learn from community providers as best practices emerge

Meet the DiSH Team

Allison Pollock

DiSH Director, pediatric endocrinologist, affiliated with the University of Washington and University of Wisconsin. The mastermind behind the Diabetes in School Health Program!

Whitney Beaton

A clinical diabetes nurse specialist, based out of the UW-Madison Pediatric Endocrinology Department! Whitney prepares DiSH session content, runs DiSH sessions and facilitates discussion, and provides educational materials to DiSH participants.

Bobbi Burgess

A UW-Madison undergraduate student, majoring in Genetics and Life Sciences Communication. Bobbi will be attending the University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health this fall. Bobbi serves as the project coordinator, and creates all promotional content for the DiSH Program including emails and social media!

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