Our History

In 2003, the Extension for Community Healthcare Outcomes (ECHO) model was developed by a physician at the University of New Mexico to grow rural clinicians’ ability to treat hepatitis C.

Since then, the ECHO model has been adapted to increase Native peoples’ access to high-quality care for complex medical conditions. Through offering collaborative medical education and care management, ECHO supports clinicians and health programs in providing enhanced specialty care to more community members, right where they live.

Today, Indian Country ECHO offers clinicians serving American Indian and Alaska Native people a variety of online ECHO clinics, trainings, and technical assistance. To learn more about Indian Country ECHO and the services we offer, please explore our website or connect with us at echo@npaihb.org.