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The Child & Adolescent Mental Health ECHO (Extension for Community Healthcare Outcomes) for Native American Children and Youth project is a collaboration between the California Area Indian Health Services, Southern Indian Health Council, Two Feathers Native American Family Services, UC San Diego Health System, and the Stanford Psychiatry Center for Youth Mental Health and Wellbeing to improve the treatment of pediatric mental health challenges.

ECHO uses technology to facilitate mentoring and knowledge sharing, enabling clinicians to provide best practice care for complex and chronic diseases in their communities. Clinicians, behavioral health providers, and community health workers are invited to participate in the Child & Adolescent Mental Health ECHO program, led by experts from Stanford Psychiatry Center for Youth Mental Health and Wellbeing, UC San Diego Health System, Southern Indian Health Council and Two Feathers Native American Family Services.

2022 Mental Health ECHO Program Dates
Track 1: General Clinicians/Primary Care

A national ECHO that aims to build the capacity of comprehensive, integrated and responsive mental health services in community-based settings for early recognition and evidence-based management of mental health challenges for children and adolescents and to enhance the knowledge of culturally responsive treatment modalities according to practice-based and evidence-based guidelines for Native American and Alaska Native youth.

Target Audience: Physicians, physician assistants, primary care providers, nurse practitioners, nurses, pharmacists, psychologists, counselors social workers and paraprofessionals.

Session Dates

2nd Thursday of every month

  • January 13
  • February 10
  • March 10
  • April 14
  • May 12
  • June 9
  • July 14
  • August 11
  • September 8

Time: Noon – 1:30pm PST

Track 2: School Mental Health

A statewide ECHO designed to enhance knowledge of best practices in school-related topics, foster professional connections between providers and school professionals, and provide clinical guidance that enhances youth mental health in the educational setting.


Target Audience: Teachers, school administrators, school counselors, school psychologists, district leadership, educational support staff and paraprofessionals.

Session Dates

4th Thursday of every month

  • January 27
  • February 24
  • March 24
  • April 28
  • May 26
  • June 23
  • July 28
  • August 25
  • September 22

Time: 4:00 - 5:30pm PST

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About Project ECHO
Project ECHO is a revolutionary guided-practice model that reduces health disparities in under-served and remote areas of the state, nation, and world. Through innovative telementoring, the ECHO model uses a hub-and-spoke knowledge-sharing approach where expert teams lead virtual clinics, amplifying the capacity for providers to deliver best-in-practice care to the underserved in their own communities.