What is ECHO at CAMH and UofT?
Project ECHO (Extension for Community Healthcare Outcomes) is a global capacity building model that started in New Mexico, and has expanded in numerous clinical areas throughout Canada, with over 170 clinical hub sites internationally. ECHO Ontario Mental Health at CAMH and the University of Toronto is a ‘Hub’ and ‘Spoke’ model of knowledge dissemination and capacity building, which aims to exchange knowledge between academic health science centres and healthcare providers using easy videoconferencing technology. Healthcare providers become part of a learning and support community, where they receive mentoring and feedback from the team of specialists. Working together, healthcare providers get the help and the support they need to provide care to their clients as close to home as possible.
Did You Know?
Since 2015, ECHO Ontario Mental Health has connected with 650+ healthcare providers from 190+ organizations in 14 LHINs?
Physicians, nurse practitioners, nurses, pharmacists, social workers, counsellors, students, and so many more join our sessions!
ECHO is fully funded by the Ministry of Health and Long Term Care and is free for participants.
All you need is a computer and a web cam, or a smartphone.
Connect with a growing community of primary and community care providers (including physicians, nurse practitioners, social workers, and more) across the province and build a Community of Practice.
Earn CME Credits
ECHO has been certified by the College of Family Physicians of Canada and the Ontario Chapter for Mainpro+ credits.
It Works for You and Our System
ECHO represents a significant opportunity to improve individual knowledge and skills and also reduce disparities in the quality of care for rural and underserved areas.