Project ECHO

Resource Type: Learning Collaborative
Year: 2022
Organization/Source: MUSC, UNC
Tags: Provider Education

According to MUSC, “Project ECHO (Extension for Community Healthcare Outcomes) is a movement, whose mission is to develop the capacity to demonopolize knowledge and amplify the capacity to provide best practice care for underserved people all over the world. The ECHO model links specialist teams at academic ‘hubs’ with providers in local communities – the ‘spokes’ of the model. Together, they participate in regular teleECHOsessions aimed at enhancing providers capacity to deliver best practice care. The ECHO session consists of a case presentation followed by a discussion and recommendations and a relevant didactic from an expert in the field. These sessions are supported by basic, widely available teleconferencing technology that enables providers to join from anywhere using a computer or mobile device. ECHO creates an ongoing learning community where providers receive support and develop the skills needed to treat a specific condition in an “all-learn, all-teach” environment.”

MUSC’s Project ECHO for Opioid Use Disorder:

UNC’s Project ECHO (MAT):


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