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 Youth Trauma and Resilience ECHO (Extension for Community Healthcare Outcomes) project is a cost-free partnership between professionals from youth serving systems, including healthcare, education, child welfare, and juvenile justice and experts in the field of trauma and resilience to improve the treatment of pediatric trauma. ECHO uses technology to facilitate mentoring and knowledge sharing, enabling professionals to provide best practice care for complex and chronic diseases in their communities.

Learn How to Get Involved

Professionals from youth serving systems, including health care, education, child welfare, and juvenile justice, are invited to participate in the Youth Trauma and Resilience (YTR) ECHO program, led by experts in the field of trauma and resilience.

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
  • 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):

  • Trauma-focused screening and assessment strategies
  • Effective trauma-informed care
  • Workforce resilience