ECHO DEPRESSION graphic cropped

What is Project ECHO?

Project ECHO (Extension for Community Healthcare Outcomes) is an outreach and educational program designed to address healthcare disparities in under-served and remote areas. First developed at the University of New Mexico, ECHO has revolutionized collaborative medical education across the globe by using a regional hub-and-spoke model for the purpose of knowledge-sharing among clinicians and healthcare professionals. The result is minimized wait lists, improved healthcare outcomes, and improved regional access for patients.

Project ECHO Depression

The UAB Depression and Suicide Center in partnership with the Department of Family and Community Medicine and the Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Neurobiology is planning a collaborative and engaging monthly ECHO clinic. They are a team of experts that will provide education and case discussion for primary care clinicians across the state on diagnosis and treatment of depression. 

The majority of patients with Major Depressive Disorder in Alabama remain underserved, in part due to the shortage of psychiatrists on both a national and statewide scale.  Many primary care physicians on the front lines of serving patients with depression are under-equipped to manage treatment-resistant depression. The goal of these ECHO clinics will be to increase the number of patients with depression who can be treated successfully in their primary care physician's office by providing Alabama physicians with didactic instruction and live, de-identified and HIPAA-compliant case discussion on a monthly basis.

Register Now 

Join us for our monthly clinics on Thursdays at noon.

  • April 21, 2022 | "Geriatric Depression"
  • May 19, 2022 | "Drug Interactions and Side Effects of Common Antidepressants"
  • June 16, 2022 | "Pediatric Depression"
  • July 19, 2022
  • August 16, 2022
  • September 20, 2022
  • October 18, 2022
  • November 15, 2022
  • December 20, 2022

Click here to register.