Project ECHO

Move knowledge, not people

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Project ECHO® (Extension for Community Healthcare Outcomes) transforms the way education and knowledge are delivered. This telementoring model uses video-conferencing technology to connect participants with experts at Dartmouth Health. ECHO® sessions use case-based learning to provide education. The result: patients get the right care, when they need it, close to home.


  • Participants learn from experts.
  • Participants learn from each other.
  • Experts learn from participants as best practices emerge.
Graphic of how knowledge moves among subject matter experts, ECHO participants, and community
Project ECHO: Moving knowledge, not people

Project ECHO's story

Launched in 2003, Project ECHO® grew out of one doctor’s vision. Sanjeev Arora, MD, 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 no-cost, virtual mentoring platform and mentored community providers across New Mexico in how to treat the condition.

With his support, organizations all over the world have replicated this model, enabling more people in rural communities to get the expertise they need for a broad range of health conditions. Learn more about Project ECHO® at the University of New Mexico.

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What do you need to participate?

  • A computer with a built-in webcam, a smartphone, or a tablet
  • An internet connection

Learn the difference between ECHO, telemedicine and eConsults

Current ECHO courses

For a list of upcoming ECHO courses, visit our Current Courses page.

Contact us

Thinking about hosting and ECHO? Download the Initial Course Planning Template (DOCX), fill in what you can, and send us an email at

If you have questions or want more information, email us at

Support Project ECHO

Your gift will enable Dartmouth Health to expand its ECHO® program, bringing advanced knowledge to people throughout our region, facilitating connections between people doing common work, and promoting health in our communities.

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