University of Nebraska Medical Center

Project ECHO

Our division provides training to local and global learners on Infectious Diseases and other related topics using the All-Teach All-Learn model, which was developed by Project ECHO at the University of New Mexico.

The ECHO Model is a simple, powerful scalable system that has proven to be remarkably effective at rapidly scaling the capacity to treat complex health conditions in underserved communities by connecting providers (learners) with scarce subject matter experts.

UNMC and other nationally and globally recognized experts meet with learners in regular (most often weekly or bi-weekly) one-hour or 90-minute ECHO sessions that provide a safe environment for exchanging knowledge via videoconferencing. These sessions include a short 15-minute clinical didactic session, with the majority of time spent on collaborative discussions of difficult cases the learners are dealing with and exchanges of emerging best practices. 

Our ECHO Programs

Health Equity & Quality Management Project

This project's vision is to eliminate health disparities and improve the wellbeing of all Nebraskans.

Nursing Home Program

Our Nursing Home ECHO Project ran from November 2020 to August 2021, and provided training to more than 135 nursing home facilities in Nebraska and other states.

Sudan Program

We provide two Sudan programs: The Community Medical Response Team and Frontline Programs.