Project ECHO (Extention for Community Healthcare Outcomes)
Jan 16, 2020 12:35 PM
Lachelle Smith, ECHO Program Mgr, U of I
Project ECHO (Extention for Community Healthcare Outcomes)

Project ECHO (Extension for Community Healthcare Outcomes) is a guided practice model that revolutionizes medical education and exponentially increases workforce capacity to provide best practice specialty care and reduce health disparities. The heart of the ECHO model™ is its knowledge-sharing networks, led by expert teams who use multi-point video conferencing to conduct virtual clinics with community providers. In this way, primary care doctors, nurses and other clinicians learn to provide excellent specialty care to patients in their own communities.

Lachelle is the Program Manager for Idaho ECHO. Prior to joining the WWAMI team, Lachelle was most recently a special projects contractor for the public utility company in American Samoa. She previously managed a $1.5 million grant portfolio of AmeriCorps VISTA and Senior Corps programs that focused primarily on meeting health and education needs in communities across Idaho. Lachelle taught elementary school music in Minnesota before earning a Master’s in Public Policy from the Humphrey School of Public Affairs at the University of Minnesota. Except for a two-year stint in the South Pacific, she has called Boise home since 2010.