What is Project ECHO?

Project ECHO is an expert-led, virtual training for small groups of primary care providers. Led in partnership with the Virginia Chapter of the AAP, VMAP Project ECHO offers pediatric mental health training in order to improve access to mental health care for children across Virginia.

All VMAP Project ECHO cohorts offer an optional 75-credit CME package, and an optional MOC-4 QI screening project. CME/MOC package offered at a reduced rate of $50.

2024 Project ECHO Cohorts

Cohorts meet once a month from 12 – 1 PM:

Teaches skills for integrating behavioral and mental health into pediatric primary care: challenging behaviors, mental health screening and diagnostics, pediatric psychosis, and more.

Birth to 5: A Deeper Dive

4th Thursdays (FULL)

Addresses infant and early childhood mental health problems as they present for busy PCPs. Discuss neurodevelopmental factors, impact of discipline, attachment styles, and more.
Explore the 4 Rs (recognize, respond, refer, resources) of mental health concerns faced by youth and young adults. Looks at the transition to adulthood, suicidality, gender dysphoria, and much more.
Community interventions and referral options for PCPs supporting families with young children. Explore positive parenting, early intervention, prenatal exposures, and perinatal disorders.

About Project ECHO

As a guided training model that revolutionizes medical education to provide best-practice specialty care, the heart of the ECHO Model™ is its hub-and-spoke knowledge-sharing networks. This format allows primary care doctors, nurses, and other clinicians to learn and share best practices for providing excellent specialty care to patients in their own communities.

This program is approved as a Continuing Medical Education (CME) Maintenance of Certification Performance Improvement Project, which qualifies participants to receive up to the following credits:

  • 25 AMA PRA Category 1 credits™
  • 25 ABMS (Maintenance of Certification) MOC Part II or Self-Assessment credits*
  • 25 MOC Part IV or Performance Improvement credits*

In order to be awarded credits for participation, all project requirements must be met.

The University of Virginia School of Medicine is accredited by the ACCME to provide continuing medical education for physicians. The UVA Office of Continuing Medical Education is an ABMS Multi-Specialty Portfolio Sponsor.

*For participating boards


Case-based learning
  • Learn to Recognize, Respond, Refer for common mental and behavioral health diagnoses
  • Discussion of timely topics chosen by cohort


Interdisciplinary faculty
  • Huge optional 75-credit CME package
  • Optional MOC-4 QI screening project
  • Ready-to-use practice and family resources


Connect with colleagues
  • One lunchtime per month
  • Build local connections
  • Virginia-specific content that aligns with companion VMAP Guidebook