The University of Chicago

Building Capacity for Chronic Disease Care

The Extension for Community Outcomes (ECHO) model expands capacity for complex care of common chronic diseases in underserved communities. ECHO-Chicago applies this model of capacity building by using telehealth technologies to bring together University of Chicago specialists and community based primary care providers (PCPs) for case-based, iterative, curriculum-driven up-training of PCPs. ECHO-Chicago works with our community partners to determine the disease areas where there is the greatest need for advanced training. Our current offerings include six disease areas: resistant hypertension, pediatric ADHD, childhood obesity and comorbidities, women’s health, child and youth epilepsy, and hepatitis C.

Amount awarded: $30,000.00
Award date: December 11, 2014