INSPIRED BY KNOWLEDGE
POWERED BY PEOPLE
A variety of complex issues exists across the health spectrum.
Fortunately, there also exists an abundance of people with great ideas, but they often operate in isolated pockets.
Which is precisely why we created ECHO (Extension for Community Health Outcomes) Colorado—a nonprofit dedicated to increasing everyone’s capacity to manage complex health issues by using technology to bring professionals from all disciplines together to share knowledge, experiences, and viewpoints with one another.
ECHOING THE IDEAS OF PROJECT ECHO AND BEYOND.
The ECHO Colorado approach is an extension of the mission and vision set forth by Project ECHO, the brainchild of Dr. Sanjeev Arora at the University of New Mexico. Dr. Arora initially created Project ECHO to give primary care physicians all over New Mexico the clinical knowledge they needed to treat hepatitis C locally. This initial effort was so successful, it was then expanded nationally and globally across a wider
ECHO is what happens when people unite
to help everyone foster change.
We seek out thought leaders and experts in health and health-related fields, and we work with them to create learning series around specific topics and current health issues. We then use internet-based video technology to bring these partners together with professionals from all areas of health who can benefit from instructional learning combined with interactive discussions of their own topic-related experience. Collaboration is key and the foundation of what it means to ECHO.
It’s easy to make knowledge ECHO.
The ECHO approach is designed to make it as simple as possible for people to share knowledge. There’s no need to buy any special software, and if your computer lacks a camera, we may be able to provide you one to use.
The true power of the ECHO
is the power of partnerships.
While ECHO Colorado is dedicated to expanding clinical and practical knowledge, it’s not something we could do without the direct support of our partners. These groups and organizations provide invaluable guidance, expertise and resources that help us deliver ECHO series that are relevant and beneficial for everyone who participates.
For information on becoming an ECHO Colorado partner, click here to contact Kory Thomas, our Assistant Director.