About ECHO

The ECHO model: Moving knowledge, not people.

Project ECHO transforms the way education and knowledge are delivered to reach more people in rural and underserved communities. This low-cost, high impact intervention is done through the application of the ECHO learning loop - linking interdisciplinary specialist teams with multiple primary care providers through teleECHO programs. The specialist teams mentor and share their expertise across a virtual network via case-based learning, enabling primary care providers to treat patients with complex conditions in their own communities.

The result? Patients get the high-quality care they need, when they need it, close to home.

ECHO model diagram learning loop

Our role within Project ECHO

At Arizona State University, our mission mirrors that of the larger Project ECHO community throughout the world - to demonopolize knowledge and amplify the capacity to provide best practice care for underserved people all over the world.

Our efforts in fulfilling this mission are through two concentrated efforts:

  1. Launching ASU ECHO Initiatives: To serve both the ASU community and the community at large, ASU ECHO will launch and host various teleECHO clinics based on the specialized expertise found among ASU faculty.
  2. Facilitating ECHO Initiatives with Community Partners: ASU ECHO works with community partners to facilitate the launch and operation of community-led ECHO initiatives throughout the state.

ABCD Framework Project ECHO

Doing More For Patients