Step 1 - Learn
ECHO can be used by any organisation in any sector. Find out how starting an ECHO hub enables you to:
- Build collaboration with internal stakeholders as well as other professionals outside your organisation.
- Break down silos across organisations, professions and locations.
- Share knowledge with other professionals you might not otherwise have the opportunity to work with.
The ECHO Institute delivers monthly 90-minute virtual introduction sessions. In these sessions you'll learn about the ECHO model and their team. You'll also be able to interact with other participants.
Find out more about information sessions held by the ECHO Institute.
Step 2 - Agree
If the ECHO model sounds like it could work for you, you are ready for the next step - partnership documents. These agreements are prepared for and signed at the institutional level (Executive and legal team) between your organisation and the ECHO Institute.
Sample Partnership Documents
- Statement of Collaboration [PDF 390 KB] summarises ECHO's role and commitment to our partners, and expectations of our partners.
Signing these agreements is a prerequisite to attending Immersion training.
Complete the Partnership Agreement Request Form for your organisation, and list Children's Health Queensland as your Superhub.
Step 3 - Train
After signing the partnership documents, the next step is for your ECHO implementation team (minimum of 3) to attend Immersion training. We recommend this includes your Program Lead, a content expert who could fill the role of Facilitator, and a Network Coordinator.
Prepare for training
Attend a Pre-Immersion Partner Liaison meeting to support your early planning and ensure you're ready to get the most out of ECHO Immersion training. Schedule this by contacting the team at ECHO.CHQ@health.qld.gov.au.
Attend Immersion training
We deliver a 3 half-day Immersion training via Zoom. Immersion training will help you build an ongoing relationship with the CHQ ECHO team, the ECHO Institute, and other ECHO teams globally.
Topics covered include alignment to the ECHO model, running an ECHO, evaluation, and participant engagement.
Watch the video to hear experiences of past Immersion attendees:
Our upcoming training sessions occur 8 am to 12 pm Australian Eastern Standard Time on the following dates:
- 1, 8, 15 June 2022
- 24 August, 31 August, 7 September 2022
- 16, 23, 30 November 2022.
If 8 am to 12 pm isn't suitable because of your time zone, please email us at ECHO.CHQ@health.qld.gov.au.
Immersion training costs A$3500 (plus GST) per person to attend. This is a one-time cost that also includes follow-up support.
Step 4 - Launch
Launch your first ECHO network, and promote your network by listing it here.
This network aims to support knowledge sharing to help grow and develop hubs and networks in the Australian context. Team members from existing hubs across the ECHO movement are welcome to participate.
Watch the video to gain inspiration on how you might use the model in your sector:
You can email us at ECHO.CHQ@health.qld.gov.au for support at any stage throughout the process.
Last updated: May 2022