ECHO Ontario First Nations, Inuit, and Métis Wellness
: September 2019
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.