About CHC's ECHO

Unique Features of Weitzman ECHO

  • Community Health Center, Inc. was the first Federally Qualified Health Center (FQHC) to operate its own Project ECHO® clinics. Weitzman ECHO clinics are specifically designed to meet the needs of safety net primary care providers and their communities.
  • CHC conducts Weitzman ECHO sessions for multiple specialties and provides nationwide access for individual health centers as well as larger entities.
  • Weitzman ECHO uses a cloud-based videoconferencing system that is user-friendly, secure, and HIPAA-compliant. Participants can easily connect via desktop or laptop computer, Android, iOS smartphone, tablet computer, or videoconferencing systems. No additional infrastructure is required.
  • CHC has the capacity to collaborate with larger organizations, state and regional entities to develop and host customized Weitzman ECHO clinics with flexible curriculums and choice of specialty.

Weitzman ECHO:

  • Strengthens primary care infrastructure
  • Improves communication and coordination with specialists
  • Provides access to expert guidance
  • Improves scope of practice for primary care
  • Promotes implementation of evidence-based practices


The Research & Development, Implementation, and Outcome Evaluation of Weitzman ECHO has been supported by the following entities:

National Organizations

  • National Association of Community Health Centers (NACHC)
  • The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)
  • National Healthcare for the Homeless Council (NHCHC)
  • Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA)
  • Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA)

State Medicaid Agencies

  • The Delaware Department of Health and Social Services
  • The Colorado Department of Health Care Policy and Financing

Statewide Organizations

  • Maine Quality Counts

Private & Philanthropic Foundations

  • The Mayday Fund
  • The Wallace Foundation
  • The Pfizer Foundation
  • Vertex
  • The Nicholson Foundation