Project ECHO®

What is ECHO®?

Project ECHO® (Extension for Community Healthcare Outcomes) is a global movement that empowers clinicians everywhere to provide the right care, in the right place, at the right time.

Connecting healthcare providers across Queensland – moving knowledge, not patients.

The ECHO model™ uses innovative tele-mentoring collaborative multidisciplinary education and case presentations to improve knowledge and capability.

Each session consists of a 15-minute didactic presentation by a specialist followed by a case presentation from participating clinicians.

Mentoring, evidence based advice and support are provided to clinicians who aid children, and young people with complex, chronic conditions in rural and underserved areas.

Why participate in ECHO®?

ECHO® is proven to provide better outcomes for patients regardless of where they live (Arora 2011).

Join the ECHO® movement today if you want to:

  • increase your skill and competence
  • explore new areas of practice with support from leading specialist mentors
  • receive ongoing advice for your patients (beyond completion of each series)
  • become part of an engaged community of practice and increase your professional satisfaction
  • make a difference to your patients and local community.

*The ADHD, Obesity and Behavioural & Mental Health series attract Category 1 CPD points for GPs, accredited by RACGP/ACRRM. Conditions apply. Medicare rebates are also available for GP case presentations.

What our GPs have to say

“Participating in ECHO® is like having a friendly weekly check-in with an expert panel to round out your complex consultations. The value to my patients in providing a well-rounded opinion to them after presenting their child’s complex presentation to the ECHO® panel is amazing. It has opened up my mind to the possibilities of multidisciplinary case conferences where I previously thought them an impossible dream for general practice.”
Dr Aaron Chambers MBBS BSc DCH FRACGP, Grow Medical
“It has been wonderful to get actual multidisciplinary teaching on this very common condition! One of the things that has really struck me is the amount allied health can really contribute to the management of ADHD. This includes not just dietitians, OTs and psychologists but also social workers and school guidance counsellors. Not only have I learnt a lot about ADHD, I have also learnt so much about holistic patient care.”
Dr Melita Cullen MBBS BSc(Hons) RACGP DCH, Majellan Medical Centre

We gratefully acknowledge the financial support provided by the Clinical Excellence Division which has allowed us to launch this program through the Minister for Health and Minister for Ambulance Services’ Integrated Care Innovation Fund.

Proudly supported by Queensland Health’s Clinical Excellence Division.

Contact us

To enrol for, or find out more about a specific clinic, please scroll down and click through to your topic of choice.

For general enquiries, please email: ECHO.CHQ@health.qld.gov.au

Quick links

Project ECHO® video

UNM ECHO

Changing the World, Fast: Dr. Sanjeev Arora at TEDxABQ

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