ECHO is a ‘Hub’ and ‘Spoke’ model of knowledge dissemination and capacity building, which aims to exchange knowledge between academic health science centres and the frontline of community care. It relies on the flow of knowledge in multiple directions: from specialists to primary care providers; between primary care providers; and from primary care providers to specialists. This model is appropriate for both physicians and allied healthcare providers, and has been successfully replicated throughout the US, and globally.
Each clinic consists of:
2-hour session, including a 15-20 minute didactic lecture
Case presentations and discussions, followed by recommendations from the community of practice