Project ECHO is being used to elevate evidence-based cancer prevention and control activities, as well as engage providers in learning across the continuum of cancer care. It is a model used as part of a more comprehensive strategy to build capacity among partnering regions.
Currently we operate 7 ECHO programs globally. The first program, developed in 2014, is the cervical cancer prevention ECHO which partners with providers primarily in the Texas-Mexico border. We also partner with colleagues in Latin America (consortium of 10 countries), Africa (Mainly Mozambique and Zambia) in programs for prevention (Cervix, breast), management of invasive disease (Breast, Cervix and Head & Neck), pathology, survivorship and delivery of palliative care.
We have also developed a tobacco cessation ECHO partnering with Local Mental Health Authorities (LMHAs) in Texas and nationally.