Current networks

Our current networks aim to improve the care for children and youth.

In Australia and globally, there are a range of available networks focused on topics across the lifespan. These relate to health, education, social welfare, and other emerging fields.

By taking part in an ECHO network you can gain new skills and keep up to date with best practices.

Taking part in a network is always free. All you need is an internet connection and Zoom.

Read more about how to get the most out of an ECHO network.

Watch our video to see how participating in an ECHO has helped others.

Important - Transition to new iECHO platform

Please note that all ECHO networks will soon be transitioning to the new iECHO platform - starting with Child Development, Health and Wellbeing ECHO from 2 August 2023.

Current participants will receive an email invitation to register for the new platform soon.

Brain Builders

To build a community of practice aimed at establishing shared knowledge, learning and support from neuroscience and related fields, to help children and families thrive.

2024 dates and times to be confirmed

Children, Adolescents and Young Adults with Complex Pain

To enable the delivery of developmentally sensitive, personalised care for every child, adolescent and young adult with chronic pain.

Tuesdays 12-1pm AEST, session every 4 weeks

14 February - 24 October 2023

Paediatric Palliative Care

Connecting Australian cross-sector providers, to build a supportive community of practice, enhancing holistic palliative care to children living with life limiting conditions.

3rd Wednesday of the month, 3-4pm AEST

15 February - 15 November 2023

Child Development, Health and Wellbeing

To facilitate connections between professionals working with children and families, and build skills that promote the health and wellbeing of children and young people using an evidence-informed & systemic approach.

Wednesday 12-1pm AEST. session every 4 weeks

10 May - 22 November

Connecting First Nations Care

To highlight the patient care journey through services and systems, and to problem-solve challenges to connected care for First Nations young people and their families.

Mondays 12-1:30pm AEST, session every 4 weeks

17 April - 30 October 2023

Supporting Multicultural Children and Youth

To create a cross-sector community of practice dedicated to improving health outcomes and educational engagement for children and youth from migrant and refugee backgrounds, and people seeking asylum. This ECHO discusses the connection between culture, language and wellbeing.

4th Thursday of the month 8-9am AEST

27 April - 23 November 2023

Supporting Teams Caring for Type 1 and/or Type 2 Diabetes

Designed to improve access to support and develop a network around teams caring for children and young people living with T1D and/or T2D.

Currently paused - future dates and times to be confirmed

Family Wellbeing

It takes a village to raise a child. This network aims to build a village of professionals from health, child safety, education and our other partners to problem solve, share our successes and challenges in our work together responding to children who have been abused and/or neglected.

3rd Tuesday of the month, 9:30-11am AEST

21 February - 21 November 2023

Navigating Paediatric Disability

Designed to build a cross sector community of practice for teams supporting children and young people living with a disability, so that we can work better together.

Thursdays 12:30-2pm AEST, fortnightly during school terms

NDIS for General Practitioners

The NDIS can be complex. Join to gain practical advice about supporting young people with disability or developmental concerns to access and navigate the NDIS.

Wednesdays 12:30-1:30pm AEST, weekly x5 sessions

Next series 11 October - 8 November

Adolescent Health and Wellbeing

To support effective ways of working with adolescents and young adults to help build their capacity, and build connections between professions and sectors to enable coordinated and collaborative care.

Tuesdays 9-10am AEST, monthly during school terms

Term 4 dates:

24th October

21st November

School-based Care

To support school-based professionals deliver individualised care for students, in collaboration with student wellbeing teams.

Currently paused

Paediatric Eating Disorders 'Travelling' ECHO

To build regionally focused communities of practice to support teams caring for children and young people with eating disorders.

Dates and times for the remainder of 2023 TBC

Rethinking the Crying Baby

Increasingly, Emergency Department presentations and hospital admissions are occurring for feeding, growth and settling related concerns, which may be preventable.​ Join this community to discuss the management of unsettled babies, including related breastfeeding and feeding challenges which can underlie crying and fussing.

Currently paused

Psychosocial Support for Trans and Gender Questioning Young People

To build a community of practice to support evidence-based psychosocial support for trans, gender diverse and non-binary youth.

Wednesdays 8-9 am AEST, fortnightly

25 July - 5 September 2023

Introduction to Medical Care for Trans Patients

A space for GPs, non-GP specialists, and Nurse Practitioners to discuss care for trans and gender questioning patients.

2nd Wednesday of the month 1:30-2:30 pm

9 August - 13 December 2023

Gender Dysphoria and co-occurring Mental Illness

A space for Consultant Psychiatrists and Psychiatry Registrars to discuss care for trans, gender diverse and gender-questioning children and adolescents.

Next series commencing 2024

Mind Body Symptoms: FSS Explained

To grow a community of practice for clinicians who work with or want to learn more about supporting the recovery of young people with functional somatic symptoms.

2nd Thursday of the month 1-2 pm AEST

9 February - 14 September 2023

Health Intelligence

To bring together end-users and data, application and technology specialists to share knowledge, ideas and expertise, in order to increase the value of health information for CHQ by improving awareness, proficiency, usage and success of health intelligence objectives.

Thursdays 12-1pm AEST, session every 4 weeks

20 July – 7 December 2023

International networks

There are ECHO hubs all around the world and joining their networks is free.

You can find network programs in the University of New Mexico ECHO Partner Portal. You can also use their interactive dashboard to find ECHO hubs around the world.

Project ECHO in Australia

In Australia, there are a range of available networks focused on topics across the lifespan. These relate to health, education, social welfare, and other emerging fields. The current list of ECHO Hubs across Australia includes:

  • Apunipima Cape York Health Council
  • Australasian Palliative Link International
  • Ballarat Community Health
  • Cairns & Hinterland Hospital and Health Service
  • Clinical Excellence Queensland
  • Darling Downs and West Moreton PHN
  • Dokotela
  • Goulburn Valley Health
  • GP Partners Australia
  • Health and Wellbeing Queensland
  • Health Consumers Queensland
  • Hunter New England & Central Coast PHN
  • Liverpool Hospital
  • Metro South Hospital and Health Service
  • Northern Territory PHN
  • Prader-Willi Syndrome Australia
  • Royal Australian College of General Practitioners
  • South Australian Postgraduate Medical Education Association dba SAPMEA
  • St Vincent's Hospital Melbourne
  • State of Tasmania (Tasmanian Health Service)
  • Sunshine Coast Hospital and Health Service
  • Superhub: Children's Health Queensland Hospital and Health Service
  • Sydney North Health Network
  • Sydney Partnership for Health, Education, Research and Enterprise (SPHERE)
  • The Royal Women's Hospital
  • Thorne Harbour Health
  • Townsville HHS
  • University of Melbourne
  • University of New South Wales
  • VCS Foundation Ltd.
  • Western Australia Primary Health Alliance (WAPHA)
  • West Moreton Hospital and Health Service
  • Western NSW PHN
  • Western Victoria PHN

Visit Start an ECHO to find out more about partnering with Project ECHO and launching your first network.

Last updated: September 2023