Tele-mentoring with Project ECHO®

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Project ECHO (Extension for Community Health Outcomes) is about moving knowledge, not patients, leveraging tele-mentoring to share knowledge between specialists and primary care clinicians working in rural and urban underserved areas. Launched in 2003 at The University of New Mexico, Project ECHO is a nonprofit organization, working toward the goal of touching one billion lives globally by 2025.

Our goal is to use the Project ECHO platform to help reduce disparities in access to cancer care in rural and urban communities by bringing top-quality care to patients with cancer where cancer specialists are not readily available. ECHO strives to deliver a greater adherence to national best practices for cancer screening, prevention, and treatment; increasing capacity for community hospitals and health centers to care for patients with cancer; and improving provider self-efficacy.

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