Become a part of ECHO

Join an ECHO Program or Start your Own

Join an ECHO Program


Find an ECHO Program that's right for you

Optimal care is provided in local communities by the physicians, nurses, and community health workers who know their patients best. Through ECHO's online learning networks, primary care clinicians gain the expertise and support they need to manage patients who have complex, chronic illnesses - without sending them to an outside specialist. They often feel happier with their jobs as a result of participating in the ECHO learning community. Project ECHO®'s 'teleECHO' sessions address many complex issues in medicine and beyond.


Find the right ECHO Programs for you

Search the US Map or the World Map for focus areas of interest near you. Then, contact the ECHO programs you want to attend directly, or seek help from the ECHO Institute by emailing the Replication Team.

Other sources of information:

Once connected to Project ECHO, participants have experienced:

  • Increased confidence in their ability to offer specialty care for common, complex conditions

  • Improved provider retention

  • Reduced sense of isolation among providers

  • Improved ability to ensure use of the latest best practices when caring for their patients


 

Start an ECHO Program


Join the movement by launching an ECHO hub site

Starting an ECHO program (referred to as "replicating" or "replication") begins by becoming an official ECHO replication partner, following the three steps below - Learn, Agree, and Train. There is never a fee to become a replication partner or to replicate the ECHO Model™.

The number of worldwide replication partners grows every year and focuses on a growing number of issues.

ECHO replication partners continuously find innovative ways of leveraging the ECHO model to amplify their impact and increase capacity in their specialty fields and in their communities.


Learn


Explore what's possible using the ECHO model to see whether it can work for your local needs and resources.

Our monthly 90-minute virtual ECHO Introduction is a great opportunity to be introduced to the ECHO model, learn how it started, interact with others investigating ECHO, and meet members of the ECHO team.

Join us using the Zoom platform to hear Project ECHO's founder, Dr. Sanjeev Arora, present the models, followed by 45-minutes of discussion and Q&A.


Agree


Have questions? Need more information? Please email the Replication Team.

If the ECHO model sounds like it could work for you, please request partnership documents. These agreements are prepared for and signed at the institutional level (CEO/legal counsel), between your organization and the ECHO Institute®.

Sample Partnership Documents

Signing these agreements is a pre-requisite to attending Immersion training.


Train


After signing the partnership documents, the next step is for your ECHO implementation team (including at least one specialist or content expert and a program coordinator or administrative/logistics person) to attend our no-cost 'Immersion' training. Immersion is a 3-day in-person training covering replication of the ECHO model, offered in Albuquerque, New Mexico (and at any of our other global superhub training sites). Immersion training will help you build an ongoing relationship with our Replication Team and ECHO staff members, who will assist you in setting up your own teleECHO clinics.

Topics covered include operations, implementation and best practices, spoke recruitment and retention, developing curricula, evaluation, IT best practices and more, which will prepare you to run a successful ECHO program and establish a new ECHO hub site.

Please reach out by email to discuss any questions you may have, including about how to select the right team to attend. We look forward to helping you replicate the ECHO model.

Restrictions

Participating in Immersion training requires that your partnership documents are complete (see Agree above).

Suggested Prework

Attending the Introduction session is helpful to get your oriented prior to Immersion(although not required) (see Learn above).

Refer to this Immersion Planning Worksheet prior to attending to help you think through what you'll require to start your own ECHO. It will also help guide your in-person Immersion experience.

Working Agenda

View the Immersion working agenda.


Register for Immersion

We are grateful that interest in Project ECHO continues to grow!

With increased demand, we are working to manage capacity for our training sessions. There is currently a five person limit per partnering organization for most training sessions. Please email us if you anticipate this being an issue for you.

If you have any questions the process or about how to register for a session, please email us.

Superhubs

Institutions running their own ECHO programs are called "hubs." A select group of these hubs not only run their own teleECHO programs, but also offer Immersion training to help others learn how to implement the ECHO model. These "superhubs", are a critical part of the team that is bringing ECHO to the world.

Check out their websites to learn more about what they do, and to explore whether you can take advantage of a training opporunity at a superhub.

Virtual Training is offered in the following areas: Coordinating TeleECHO Clinics 101; ECHO IT Online Training; and iECHO Virtual Training.

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