Project ECHO

Moving knowledge not people

Project ECHO (Extension for Community Health Care Outcomes) is a collaborative model of medical education and care management that empowers clinicians in rural and underserved communities to provide specialty care to more people in the community where they live.

The heart of the ECHO model™ is its hub-and-spoke knowledge-sharing networks, creating a “learning loop”, led by expert teams who use multi-point videoconferencing to conduct virtual clinics with community providers. Participating in these case-based learning sessions offer primary care doctors, nurses and other clinicians the opportunity to both increase and share their knowledge, improving access to specialty care to patients within their own communities.

ECHO series are always free and combine the interactive learning and case-based sharing aspects of in-person training with the improved access and convenience of connecting virtually.