Rutgers RWJ Medical School Project ECHO Telehealth Initiative
Our Goal: To expand the reach and impact of Project ECHO and help ensure future sustainability, making best-practice care more available to vulnerable populations in New Jersey.
Project Description: This project builds on previous support for RWJMS to increase enrollment, participation, and engagement in Project ECHO clinics and its eConsult offerings. Project ECHO is an evidenced-based model of collaborative, case-based learning between an interdisciplinary team of specialists and community-based PCPs which expands their ability to meet some of the need for specialty care within their practices. More recently, Project ECHO has been utilized on a world-wide basis to develop communities of collaboration to address critical societal health issues.
About the Grantee: Robert Wood Johnson Medical School (RWJMS) is a comprehensive medical school dedicated to the pursuit of excellence in education, research, health care delivery, and the promotion of community health. RWJMS encompasses 20 basic science and clinical departments, hosts several centers and institutes, and maintains educational programs at the undergraduate, graduate, and postgraduate levels for more than 1,500 students on its campuses in New Brunswick and Piscataway. It also provides continuing education courses for healthcare professionals and community education programs. Learn more about RWJMS.