The MCD Project ECHO® approach is an extension of the mission and vision set forth by the University of New Mexico's Project ECHO® (Extension for Community Healthcare Outcomes), a lifelong learning and guided practice model that revolutionizes medical education and increases workforce capacity to provide best-practice specialty care and reduce health disparities.
Since 2018, MCD has been an official Project ECHO hub, embracing this model to share knowledge, leading multiple programs across diverse focus areas.
In 2018, MCD became a formal ECHO® Replication Hub in agreement with the ECHO® Institute, acknowledging our competence to deliver quality ECHO® programming in accordance with the model and fidelity.
As a formal partner with the ECHO® Institute, MCD Project ECHO® is committed to addressing the needs of the most vulnerable populations by equipping communities with the right knowledge at the right place and time while delivering and supporting high-quality ECHO® programs with fidelity to the ECHO® model.
MCD’s projects include:
Collaborative for Advancing Rural Excellence and Equity
Objectives of the program include increasing knowledge, community connections, awareness of interventions, and referral opportunities. The sessions will explore the use of telehealth and tele-enabled learning and support modalities. Project ECHO® learning sessions will promote person-centered approaches to care while applying a health care equity lens on behalf of older adults. CARE2 prioritizes rural residents who live in Maine, New Hampshire, Vermont, and northern New York.