Project Echo

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Feed Date/Schedule:

November 7, 2019
1230 – 1330 ET
HD05

Program offer details:

Long Description:
Project ECHO: A Democracy of Knowledge is a documentary about one of the most innovative and far-reaching health initiatives on our planet. It is narrated by Peter Coyote.

Project ECHO began In 2003 at the University of New Mexico School of Medicine, developed to meet the challenge of an epidemic of hepatitis C, an epidemic caused by heroin addiction. One rural New Mexico county had the highest per capita opiate overdose death rate in the country.

Project ECHO used a visually interactive forum, Zoom-like technology, to train primary care clinicians to treat hepatitis C and opiate addiction in their own communities, rather than refer them for distant and costly specialty care in Albuquerque.

The model worked for treating hepatitis C, and it has now been used successfully around the world to treat more than 70 different chronic diseases and conditions.

More information about Project ECHO at www.echo.unm.edu

 

# of Episodes: 1 / 60

 

Length: 56:46

 

Feed Date/Schedule:
November 7, 2019
1230 – 1330 ET
HD05

 

Format: HD-Base, Stereo, CC

 

Rights:
3 years unlimited
Cleared for Livestreaming concurrent with On-Air Broadcast
Cleared for VOD 1 month following On-Air Broadcast

 

Short Description:
Medical specialists teach rural health care providers using simple, inexpensive technology.

 

Presenting Station/Group: New Mexico PBS

 

Produced by: Tijeras Films

 

Promotional Contact:
Michael Privett mprivett@newmexicopbs.org

 

Funders included in production credits: Robert Wood Johnson Foundation

 

Local Underwriting Cleared : Yes

 

Cost/Conditions : Free upon notification of intent to carry.

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