Posted on July 22, 2019

Member Spotlight: Project ECHO

NEHI's spotlighting global innovator, Project ECHO

Project ECHO (Extension for Community Healthcare Outcomes) is a movement to demonopolize knowledge and amplify the capacity to provide best practices care for underserved people all over the world.
The ECHO model is committed to addressing the needs of the most vulnerable populations by equipping communities with the right knowledge, at the right place, at the right time.
NEHI member, Project ECHO, was launched in 2003 and grew out of the vision of social innovator and liver disease specialist, Dr. Sanjeev Arora. Frustrated that he could only serve a fraction of the hepatitis C patients in his area, he created a free, educational model and mentored community providers across New Mexico in how to treat the condition. Since then, Project ECHO operates in more than 30 states and works with more than 100 diseases and conditions. ECHO is also global, with 680 programs located in 36 separate countries and growing.
A lifelong learning and guided practice model, Project ECHO revolutionizes medical education and increases workforce capacity to provide best-practice specialty care and reduce health disparities. With specialists serving as mentors and colleagues, and sharing their expertise with clinicians, Project ECHO creates ongoing learning communities where clinicians receive the skills they need to treat a particular conditions, such as addictionchronic painmedication assisted treatment, and so much more.
NEHI is proud to have Project ECHO as a member, whose innovative model provides best-practice care to patients, right where they live.
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