University of Alaska Anchorage Center for Human Development Alaska ECHO Projects
These virtual learning communities provide educators, service providers, case managers, administrators, families, and others access to expert advice from professionals throughout the state and country, building capacity in home communities to implement best practices and improve outcomes.
The Alaska Native Tribal Health Consortium Project ECHO
Project ECHO (Extension for Community Healthcare Outcomes) is a model that combines medical education and guided practice to empower clinicians to better incorporate expert advice into their care for patients in their home communities. The ANTHC Telehealth Department manages the ANMC Project ECHO, a program modeled after the University of New Mexico’s Project ECHO.
The Alaska Native Tribal Health Consortium Palliative Care ECHO
Palliative Care Project ECHO (Extension for Community Healthcare Outcomes) promotes the delivery of palliative care services throughout the Alaska Tribal Health System in rural communities through the development of professional networks of learning, practice and collaboration through the telehealth network.
Project ECHO Idaho
Project ECHO (Extension for Community Healthcare Outcomes) is a learning and guided practice model that revolutionizes medical education and exponentially increased workforce capacity to provide best-practice specialty care and reduce health disparities. The heart of the ECHO modelTM is its hub-and-spoke knowledge-sharing networks, led by expert teams (hubs) who use multi-point video conferencing to conduct virtual clinics with community providers (spokes.) In this way, primary care doctors, nurses and other clinicians learn to provide excellent specialty care to patients in their own communities. ECHO Idaho will be an educational resource for the state and will strengthen the underserved and rural communities in Idaho.
Billings Clinic Project ECHO
The ECHO (Extension for Community Healthcare Outcomes) model™ is a medical education and care management collaborative that empowers clinicians in remote settings to deliver better care to more people locally. By putting local clinicians together with specialist teams at larger medical centers in weekly virtual clinics or teleECHO™ clinics.
OHSU ECHO enhances the ability of primary care physicians to treat chronic and complex illnesses in their hometown clinic and increases patient access to care. It is modeled after the University of New Mexico’s Project ECHO ® (Extension for Community Healthcare Outcomes).
OHSU ECHO connects primary care providers with OHSU specialists for live, weekly video teleconferences. These one-hour virtual clinics give primary care physicians real-time reviews of complex cases. OHSU specialists provide written treatment recommendations. Each session also includes a 15- to 20-minute didactic presentation. CME is provided.
The OHSU Telemedicine Network is Oregon's oldest and most comprehensive telehealth program. OHSU gives patients in community hospitals throughout the region immediate access to pediatric, neonatal, stroke, trauma, and other specialists 24/7.
Tribal ECHO Resources
Indian Country ECHO
Indian Country ECHO is a free service for clinicians and health programs serving American Indian and Alaska Native people.
To enhance clinicians’ and programs’ ability to effectively manage the care of patients with complex conditions, we offer a variety of online ECHO clinics, trainings, and technical assistance.
As Indian Country ECHO-trained clinicians gain new skills, capacity increases to offer enhanced specialized care. Referrals decrease and individuals with complex medical conditions get the care they need where they live, from clinicians they know.
University of Utah Health, Project ECHO
Project ECHO is a free partnership that connects community providers and providers in rural areas with specialists at University of Utah Health. Project ECHO aims to treat chronic and complex diseases in rural and underserved areas by connecting providers through virtual conferencing technology.
University of Washington, Project ECHO
Project ECHO (Extension for Community Healthcare Outcomes) is a teleconsultation model designed for common diseases that, like psychotic disorders, have a high public health impact, require complex management, and for which clinical expertise is limited. Project ECHO seeks to increase the capacity for local clinicians to provide safe, effective, and evidence-based treatment to underserved clinical populations in their own communities. The model allows the implementation team at the University of Washington to more effectively target agencies in remote areas and allow them to have videoconferencing capabilities that will help to facilitate remote consultation. Since many providers are located in rural areas of Washington State, this enhanced capability to improve access to CBTp to remote regions is vitally important.
UW ECHO, University of Wyoming
UW ECHO networks are hub-and-spoke knowledge-sharing communities led by experienced teams using multi-point videoconferencing to conduct virtual sessions with stakeholders across the state. These virtual learning communities provide educators, service providers, case managers, administrators, families, and others access to expert advice from professionals throughout the state and country, building capacity in home communities to implement best practices throughout the state and country, building capacity in home communities to implement best practices and improve outcomes.