Project ECHO – Behavioral Health Collaboration
Partners For Kids is establishing a new behavioral health collaboration in 2019. Developed by the University of New Mexico, Project ECHO is designed to help move knowledge, not patients, through facilitated case discussions. A learning loop is created through a hub and spoke knowledge sharing model. At the hub, specialists in the areas of child psychiatry, psychology, pharmacy and social work facilitate a discussion between community providers. Best practices will emerge, allowing community providers to treat more patients, acquire new knowledge and to build a community of practice. Project ECHO has been shown to reduce health disparities while also developing and retaining community workforce. Ultimately, with increased access to care, our patients are able to receive the right care at the right place and time. If you have any questions about Project ECHO, please contact Josh Nowack at Joshua.Nowack@NationwideChildrens.org or at (614) 355-5532.