What is Project ECHO?
Our vision is simple: to improve healthcare for rural and underserved patients in Idaho. Project ECHO (Extension for Community Health Outcomes) connects medical professionals and behavioral health specialists across the state via video conferencing to provide free and continuing medical education. There are various interactive video sessions for professionals all across the state that begin with a short lecture on best practices followed by time for questions and a panel for difficult cases submitted by participants. Project ECHO's main focuses have been on best practices for treating opioid addiction and mental health conditions. Any medical or behavioral health professional, medical professions student or other type of clinician can participate for free!
Why support Project ECHO?
Idaho health care providers can face serious challenges in helping their patients receive care for complex conditions. Most of the state is designated as a primary care health professional shortage area and the entire state is designated as a mental health professional shortage area. By supporting Project ECHO, you are ensuring ECHO Idaho can continue to offer free training for medical and behavioral health professionals throughout the state to make sure Idahoans get the right care, in the right place, at the right time.
Patient lives are improving. Medical and behavioral health knowledge is growing. Project ECHO is working. With your support, we can continue making a difference.