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Project ECHO

Project ECHO (Extension for Community Healthcare Outcomes)

Register here for our Fall 2021 Project ECHO series.

The 4M's age friendly care schedule


Project ECHO
is an online learning opportunity that has the end goal of “moving knowledge instead of patients.” Using adult learning techniques and interactive video technology, the ECHO Model™ connects groups of community providers with specialists at centers of excellence in regular real-time collaborative sessions.

Picture of a zoom call with penn state hershey nursing staff.

Each ECHO session includes a short, educational presentation and a patient- case study presentation. The case-based learning creates an engaging “all teach-all learn” discussion that is directed by participants and supported by a facilitator and a hub panel of experts. Our grant is using the ECHO platform to connect and bring together rural healthcare providers, nursing students, medical students, residents, fellows, and Penn State faculty to share knowledge and best practices. Presenting and participating in these ECHO sessions can dramatically improve health outcomes for our patients while also helping rural healthcare providers to feel a sense of community within the healthcare community.

Our first ECHO focuses on teaching the 4M’s framework of Age-Friendly Health Systems (in accordance with IHI materials and guided by IHI methods). Participants can receive one continuing education credit for attending each session.

To sign up for our current series and receive more information, please REGISTER.