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Project ECHO’s Story

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Launched in 2003, Project ECHO grew out of one doctor’s vision. Sanjeev Arora, M.D., a social innovator and liver disease specialist at the University of New Mexico Health Sciences Center in Albuquerque, was frustrated that he could serve only a fraction of the hepatitis C patients in the state. He wanted to serve as many patients with hepatitis C as possible, so he created a free, educational model and mentored community providers across New Mexico in how to treat the condition.

A New England Journal of Medicine study found that hepatitis C care provided by Project ECHO trained community providers was as good as care provided by specialists at a university. The ECHO model is not traditional “telemedicine” where the specialist assumes care of the patient, but is instead telementoring, a guided practice model where the participating clinician retains responsibility for managing the patient.

NEW! UPHCS Project ECHO Series

Amplifying Trauma-Informed Practices in Primary Care ECHO Program

Primary care clinical teams are cordially invited to participate in Upper Peninsula Health Care Solutions Amplifying Trauma-Informed Practices in Primary Care ECHO Program.

  • Amplify your trauma-informed practices and learn tools to diagnose and treat common mental health concerns.
  • An opportunity to present your challenging cases and receive recommendations from a multidisciplinary team of specialists and peers.
  • Free CMEs & CEUs.
  • Access to all references and resources.

What is ECHO? 
ECHO is a tele-mentoring program that uses videoconferencing technology to combine brief didactic presentations with interactive and practical case presentations from participants. Each session will consist of a 15-minute didactic presentation and 45 minutes of case-based learning, including peer Q&A.

Who should attend?
Primary care clinical teams (team may include MD, DO, NP, PA, RN, LPN) are invited to participate. Attendees will be asked to submit cases for collaborative review before the session. 

When are the ECHO Sessions?

Sessions for this cohort will occur from 12:00-1:00 pm EST. Instruction will be led by Subject Matter Experts from the MAHP Foundation Michigan ACE Initiative.

This six-session ECHO Program will cover the following topics:        

05/04/23  Trauma and ACEs 101
05/18/23   Trauma-Informed Care and Practical Skills for Working with Patients
06/01/23   Medication Management for Individuals Experiencing Trauma
06/15/23   Trauma and ACEs Screening: Recommendations and Cautions
06/29/23   Promoting Resilience in Patients We Serve
07/11/23    Provider Resilience and Secondary Traumatic Stress

Registration Link:

For further questions regarding this ECHO series, please contact Kristie Hechtman at: or by calling (906) 225-7166