Project ECHO (Extension for Community Healthcare Outcomes) is a guided-practice model developed at the University of New Mexico Health Science Center.
Utilizing a hub-and-spoke model, Project ECHO™ links expert specialist teams at academic ‘hubs’ with clinicians in local communities - the 'spokes.' Together, they participate in teleECHO™ Clinics. These virtual sessions are structured like grand rounds and include both expert didactic presentations and patient case presentations. Widely available teleconferencing technology is used to support teleECHO Clinics.
A collaborative model of medical education and case-based learning, Project ECHO aims to increase health system workforce capacity by sharing knowledge between experts in specific disciplines and healthcare teams at community hospitals and health centers.
During 2019 and 2020 the American Cancer Society and Project ECHO are collaborating to offer teleECHO Clinic Sessions on Multiple Myeloma, Acute Lymphocytic Leukemia, Colorectal Cancer Treatment, and Patient Bone Health in Breast and Prostate Cancers. Each of these sessions will include both expert didactic presentations and case presentations.
The Association of Community Cancers (ACCC) is pleased to offer member programs the opportunity to participate in these teleECHO Clinic Sessions. Contact Monique Dawkins, EdD, MPA, Assistant Director, ACCC Provider Education, for more on how your cancer program can benefit by joining in Project ECHO.
ACCC is committed to help ensure access to recommended care for patients who receive treatment for colorectal cancer through a partnership with the American Cancer Society and Project ECHO. Project ECHO was developed more than a decade ago at the University of New Mexico Health Sciences Center to improve access to care for complex chronic health conditions through virtual education and training of local providers who wish to improve their skills in treating complex health conditions.
Innovations in Colorectal Cancer Treatment ECHO Clinic will provide specialty colorectal cancer treatment information and training to healthcare providers to help build their capacity to provide high-quality, best-practice care locally for patients and thereby increase access to care across the nation. Learn about the Innovations in Colorectal Cancer Treatment ECHO Clinic.
This program will provide specialty colorectal cancer treatment information and training to healthcare providers to help build their capacity to provide high-quality, best-practice care locally for patients and thereby increase access to care across the nation.
In 2020, the American Cancer Society and Project ECHO partnership will be bringing ECHO Clinics focused on Multiple Myeloma and Acute Lymphocytic Leukemia, and Bone Health in Patients with Breast and Prostate cancer. Stay tuned for launch dates and details.