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Partner Launch Training

Starting an ECHO program (referred to as "replicating" or "replication") begins by becoming an official ECHO replication partner, following the three steps below - Learn, Agree, and Train. 


  • Explore what's possible using the ECHO model to see whether it can work for your local needs and resources.
  • The ECHO Institute delivers monthly 90-minute virtual ECHO Introduction sessions. In these sessions you will be introduced to the ECHO model, learn how it started, interact with others investigating ECHO, and meet members of the ECHO Institute team. For more information on future information sessions held by the ECHO Institute, please click here.
  • The WVCTSI Superhub is also a great resource to help answer any questions you may have as you explore the ECHO Model.


  • If the ECHO model sounds like it could work for you, then you are ready for the next step - partnership documents. These agreements are prepared for and signed at the institutional level between your organization and the ECHO Institute®.
  • Partnership Agreements
    • Complete the Partnership Agreement Request Form for your organization. By filling out this form it will allow the ECHO Institute to generate the necessary agreements (samples below) to become an ECHO partner. Also, be sure to list West Virginia Clinical and Translational Science Institute as your Superhub.
    • Sample Agreements
    • Please note signing these agreements is a prerequisite to attending the training. However, registration for the training can take place as agreements are being signed.


  • After signing or starting the process for the partnership documents, the next step is for your ECHO implementation team to attend the Partner Launch Training. Partner Launch Training is a virtual training covering replication of the ECHO model. Partner Launch training will help you build an ongoing relationship with the ECHO Institute Replication Team and ECHO staff members at the WVCTSI Superhub, who will assist you in setting up your own ECHO Hub.
  • Topics covered include operations, implementation and best practices, participant recruitment and retention, developing curricula, evaluation, IT best practices and more, which will prepare you to run a successful ECHO program and establish a new ECHO hub.
  • The WVCTSI Superhub delivers a 2-day partner launch training on the following dates.
    • November 3-4, 2022
  • Complete the registration link
  • Complete registration payment 
  • WVCTSI Project ECHO Superhub staff will follow-up to confirm registration and outline next steps