Project ECHO Overview
Project ECHO (Extension for Community Health Outcomes) engages rural and remote health care providers, enhances competencies in a given health speciality area, improves uptake of evidence-based practices and results in better health outcomes for patients.
Using the Project ECHO model, BC ECHO on Substance Use creates a virtual learning community for primary care providers and their teams in BC and Yukon Territory to provide and receive mentorship and clinical support to improve the delivery of substance use care. Hosted by the BC Centre on Substance Use (BCCSU), the network enhances existing clinical partnerships to ensure optimal knowledge dissemination and reach, particularly in rural, remote, and Northern communities.
BC ECHO on Substance Use is overseen by an interdisciplinary team with expertise in addiction, with representation from different substance use organizations across British Columbia and Yukon.