Welcome to Project ECHO®


WHAT Is Project ECHO?

Project ECHO (Extension for Community Healthcare Outcomes) is not a webinar, not a training session, nor a seminar. Project ECHO is a movement to democratize knowledge. Using proven learning principles, the ECHO Model connects groups of community providers with specialists in regular real time collaborative sessions. Through a mix of brief, high-yield didactic presentations and exploration of real de-identified cases, each session allows participants to connect with subject matter experts and peers to discuss what really works. 

As a result, patients get the high-quality care they need, when they need it, and close to home.

The ECHO Model®: Moving Knowledge Not People

  • Hub team support, expert knowledge, and a community of participants create a learning loop.
  • Participants learn from Subject Matter Experts.
  • Participants learn from each other.
  • Subject Matter Experts learn from participants,  as best practices emerge.
  • The capacity of the local workforce increases, lives improve.

The ECHO Model provides the environment and architecture for public health and health care professionals to become part of a virtual learning community, where they receive expert mentoring and feedback. Together, specialists and community providers collaborate to discuss patient cases and develop recommendations for care. Over time, participants become experts – engaged in a wider community of learners and empowered to address complex conditions. 

We call it “All Teach All Learn.” 

ECHO Methods: The 4 Guiding Principles of ECHO

For more information, please visit: https://echo.unm.edu.


Participation in ECHO Learning Sessions is free for clinicians and organizations.


  • Professional Development: Participants gain new skills and competencies for managing patients.
  • Creating Community: Clinician teams can increase professional satisfaction and decrease isolation, thus creating a sense of community.
  • Increased Patient Satisfaction: Patients can continue to work with their trusted clinician instead of traveling long distances to be seen by a specialist.
  • Improved Quality of Care: Healthcare professionals who participate in ECHO increase their knowledge and self-efficacy.