Become an ECHO Hub 

Run Your Own ECHO Programs

Starting an ECHO program (referred to as "replicating" or "replication") begins by becoming an official ECHO replication partner, following the four steps below: Explore, Agree, Learn, and Plan and Launch (see below). There is never a fee to become a replication partner or to replicate the ECHO model.

The number of worldwide replication partners grows every year and focuses on a growing ECHOs for a number of issues. ECHO replication partners continuously find innovative ways of leveraging the ECHO model to amplify their impact and increase capacity in their specialty fields and in their communities.

Step One: Explore

Explore what is possible using the ECHO model to see if it can work for your local needs and resources. Our monthly 90-minute virtual ECHO Introduction is a great opportunity to be introduced to the ECHO model, learn how it started, interact with others investigating ECHO, and meet members of the ECHO team.

Join us using the Zoom platform to hear Project ECHO's founder, Dr. Sanjeev Arora, present the models, followed by 45-minutes of discussion and Q&A.

Register for an Upcoming Introduction:

Step Two: Agree

If the ECHO model sounds like it could work for you, please request partnership documents. These agreements are prepared for and signed at the institutional level (CEO/legal counsel), between your organization and the ECHO Institute®.

Sample Partnership Documents

Signing these agreements is a pre-requisite to attending Immersion training.

Step Three: Learn

After signing the partnership documents, the next step is for your ECHO implementation team (including at least one specialist or content expert and a program coordinator or administrative/logistics person) to attend our no-cost 'Immersion' training.

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, Immersion trainings now take place using Zoom video conferencing.

This 2.5-day virtual training is geared to support your organization in designing and launching your ECHO program. During these learning sessions you will have access to the ECHO team and global experts from the ECHO network.

To manage capacity, we have a THREE-person limit per partnering organization for Immersion sessions.

Visit the Virtual Immersion page to learn more about this event.

Other Sources of Information:

Questions?  Email ECHO Replication.

Apply to Attend a Virtual Immersion

This 2.5-day virtual training is geared to support your organization in designing and launching your ECHO program. During these learning sessions, you will have access to the ECHO team and global experts from the ECHO network.

After your organization has signed partnership documents and attended Immersion, it's time to plan and launch your first ECHO! The ECHO Institute provides technical assistance and support through our Account Rep Team, which is available to assist you with questions about the ECHO Model, implementation guidance, ECHO tools and resources, and connections to the MetaECHO Community.

We also have several post-Immersion virtual trainings available to assist you in preparing to launch your ECHO program(s).

Visit the post-immersion training page to learn more about our virtual trainings on ECHO Coordination, Zoom, and iECHO.

Questions?  Email ECHO Replication.