Project ECHO®

Building Expertise & Enhancing Care Delivery

Project ECHO® is a model for lifelong learning and guided practice that revolutionizes continuing medical education and exponentially increases workforce capacity to provide best-practice specialty care and reduce health disparities. The heart of the ECHO model™ is its hub-and-spoke knowledge-sharing networks, led by expert teams who use multi-point videoconferencing to conduct virtual clinics with community providers. In this way, physicians, nurses, and other clinicians learn to provide excellent specialty care to patients in their own communities.

How It Works

Project ECHO™ uses videoconferencing technology to connect physicians, nurses and other clinicians with teams of multidisciplinary experts who provide the specialized knowledge they need to care for patients with complex conditions.

Project Echo process

People need access to specialty care for their complex health conditions.

There are not enough specialists, especially in rural and underserved communities.

Patients get the right care, in the right place, at the right time. This improves outcomes and reduces costs.

ECHO trains clinicians to provide specialty care services. This means more people can get the care they need.

Project ECHO Programs

Please visit the NEOMED: Project ECHO YouTube Channel for video recordings of Project ECHO brief lectures.

Integrated Care at NEOMED (IC@N)

An ideal forum for providing didactic education and case-based learning to present cases for patients with complex, co-occurring psychiatric and physical conditions and for promoting integrated, team-based care. A public service provided by NEOMED.

Meets every Friday from noon – 1 p.m.

To learn more email


A telecommunity for medical professionals who care for people affected by schizophrenia-spectrum disorders. A public service offered by the Best Practices in Schizophrenia Treatment (BeST) Center in NEOMED’s Department of Psychiatry.

Meets every Tuesday from noon to 1 p.m.

To learn more email

First Episode Psychosis

A telecommunity for Ohio’s Coordinated Specialty Care for First Episode Psychosis team members and other interested Ohio clinicians.  A public service offered by the Best Practice for Schizophrenia Treatment (BeST) Center in NEOMED’s Department of Psychiatry and funded by the Ohio Department of Mental Health and Addiction Services.

Meets the following Thursdays from noon – 1 p.m.:

Aug. 22, 2019
Sept. 26, 2019
Oct. 24, 2019
Nov. 14, 2019
Dec. 12, 2019
Jan. 23, 2020
Feb. 27, 2020
March 26, 2020
April 23, 2020
May 28, 2020
June 25, 2020

To learn more email

Ohio Opiate

Two teleECHOs focused on medication-assisted treatment for opiate addiction offered in partnership with the Ohio Department of Mental Health and Addiction Services’ Ohio 21st Century CURES Act Initiative.

Ohio Opiate Mentorship teleECHO

Physician experts offer a two-month mentorship program to assist waivered physicians to feel comfortable prescribing buprenorphine. A new physician cohort begins every two months.

Meets every Friday from 7 – 8 a.m. beginning Aug. 24

Ohio Opiate continuing education teleECHO

Buprenorphine prescribers throughout Ohio learn through didactic presentations and case review with experts.

Meets every Friday from 3 – 4 p.m.

To learn more about both email

Ohio Systems of Care telEECHO

An ideal forum for addressing the complex needs of children, youth and families served by Ohio Systems of Care.

A public service offered by Ohio Department of Mental Health and Addiction Services, Ohio Department of Developmental Disabilities, the Best Practices in Schizophrenia Treatment (BeST) Center at NEOMED and the Center for Innovative Practices at Case Western Reserve University.

Meets the first and third Thursdays of the month from 11:30 a.m. – 1 p.m.

To learn more email or visit Wraparound Ohio.


Debbie McConnell
Administrative Coordinator
Phone: 330.325.6690

Department chair

Mark Munetz, M.D.
Phone: 330.325.6691

Department of Psychiatry

College of Medicine at NEOMED