Description of the video:

Project ECHO is a performance optimizer. Think of it as a high speed internet connection for the
healthcare system. It spreads new medical knowledge throughout the healthcare system from university
medical centers and other specialty sites to the front lines of community care. Rather than information
flowing in one direction, community providers learn from specialists, they learn from each other, and
specialists learn from community providers as new best practices emerge. Under ECHO, community providers
use video technology to participate in guided practice with specialist mentors. They acquire new skills that
allow them to treat patients that they otherwise would have referred out. Patients with complex chronic
conditions get high quality care where they live from providers they know. No waiting months to see a
specialist. No long drives back and forth to get critical care. ECHO exponentially increases access to
specialty care by moving knowledge instead of moving patients. Suffering and pain are reduced, and lives
are improved and even saved. Project ECHO - changing the world fast.

The Child & Adolescent Mental Health ECHO (Extension for Community Healthcare Outcomes) project is a cost-free partnership between primary care providers and Indiana University School of Medicine specialists to improve the treatment of pediatric mental health disorders. ECHO uses technology to facilitate mentoring and knowledge sharing, enabling clinicians to provide best practice care for complex and chronic diseases in their communities.

Learn How to Get Involved

Clinicians, behavioral health providers, and community health workers are invited to participate in the Child & Adolescent Mental Health (CAMH) ECHO program, led by psychiatry and psychology experts from the IU School of Medicine.

An ECHO clinic focused on adolescent substance use prevention has now completed. You can view its presentations here.

IU currently operates other ECHO clinics as well, including the Opioid Use Disorder ECHO Clinic and the Fairbanks School of Public Health ECHO Center.

Benefits of participation include:

  • Free continuing medical education (CME) credits
  • Free Maintenance of certification (MOC) credits for pediatricians
  • The opportunity to present your tough cases and receive feedback from IU School of Medicine specialists and your peers
  • Open access to all ECHO references and resources

The ECHO clinic sessions will cover a range of topics within the following series (including but not limited to):

  • Disruptive Behavior Disorders
  • Mood Disorders
  • Anxiety & Tic Disorders
  • Autism & Developmental Disabilities
  • Substance Use
  • Psychotic Disorders