TB ECHO TeleHealth Project

TB ECHO (Extension for Community Healthcare Outcomes) is a collaborative model of medical education and care management that provides primary care clinicians with the knowledge and support they need to manage patients with TB infection through:

  • Bi-monthly case review, consultation, and didactics for clinicians working with TB infection cases.
  • TB specialists, from a variety of disciplines, acting as mentors.
  • Ability to participate in one-hour sessions remotely, using easy-to-use teleconference technology.
  • CME/CNE credits available.

Contact us today to enroll in participation!

Sessions will employ the expertise of TB specialists in a variety of disciplines including:

  • Pediatrics
  • Epidemiology
  • Laboratory Diagnostics
  • Infectious Disease
  • Case Management
  • Nursing
  • Infection Control
  • Pulmonology
  • Social Work
  • Pharmacy


Washington State Department of Health
 and the Firland Northwest Tuberculosis Center are sponsoring the TB ECHO TeleHealth project to provide technical assistance and shared learning opportunities to clinicians treating patients with tuberculosis infection in Washington State and to further the national goal of TB elimination.

TB ECHO is modeled after University of New Mexico’s Project ECHO. TB ECHO is partnering with Dr. John Scott, MD, MSc, of the University of Washington. He implemented the ECHO Project model in the Northwest in 2009 and now collaborates with more than 20 rural sites in the region, advising on infectious diseases such as hepatitis C and HIV/AIDS.

If you are interested in learning more or joining TB ECHO, please contact the TB Program.