JPB was represented at the recent Project ECHO Immersion training session by JPB volunteer, Dr. Danna Kurtin. At this training she had an opportunity to explain the JPB program to a diverse group of healthcare workers and educators.
Project ECHO (Extension for Community Healthcare Outcomes) is a collaborative model of medical education and care management that empowers clinicians everywhere to provide better care to more people, where they live. The ECHO model dramatically increases access to knowledge and support. It does this by a continuous learning system and partnering providers with specialist mentors.
JPB leadership plans to adapt this model for continued development of the Interfaith Citizenship Institute and EXCEL Institute participants this summer. This model will transcend borders and distance for the continuation of learning and peacebuilding in these communities.
Dr. Danna Kurtin speaking at the Project ECHO training in New Mexico
It will be the first time the ECHO methodology will be applied in a peacebuilding environment. The founder of Project ECHO, Dr. Sanjeev Arora and COO, Dr. Oliver Bogler are very excited to have JPB adapt their model for building peace in the Middle East and the world.