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Project ECHO®

Project ECHO® provides healthcare providers with knowledge, decision support and multidisciplinary mental health consultation services through UR Medicine. For more information visit UR Medicine's Project ECHO® site.

These programs utilize simple, widely available and inexpensive web-based videoconferencing technologies to eliminate geographic barriers and reduce disparities in healthcare delivery.

Project ECHO® PSYCH in Primary Care

Two thirds of mental health conditions present in the medical setting, while most of specialists in mental health are found in standalone clinics or private practice. Mental health conditions are associated with dramatic impairment in quality of life, increased mortality, substantial cost and worse medical outcomes. There is an urgent need to support primary care in providing quality mental health treatment, facilitate referral and, thereby improve the overall health of New York State's adult population.

View our brochure for more information about how to participate.

Project ECHO®GEMH

As the older population of New York State grows, so does the number of seniors with mental health illness and dementia. Specialty care for late-life psychiatric and memory disorders is associated with better outcomes and lower cost. In rural areas, most late-life mental health care is provided by primary care providers who may not have access to geriatric mental health or memory care specialists. There is an urgent need to support primary care in providing quality mental health care for New York State's elders.

View our brochure for more information.

Project ECHO®GEMH in Long-Term Care

As the older population of New York State grows, so does the number of seniors with mental health illness and dementia. Specialty care for late-life psychiatric and memory disorders is associated with better outcomes and lower cost. In New York State, persons with mental illness account for 30 % of new nursing home admissions. There is an urgent need to support long-term care clinicians in providing quality metal health care for New York State's elders.

View our brochure for more information.