University of Vermont Project ECHO

About Project ECHO

The Project ECHO model™. Project ECHO® (Extension for Community Healthcare Outcomes) is an evidence-based interactive distance-learning method developed by researchers at the University of New Mexico.  The ECHO model™ links teams of interdisciplinary specialists with primary care clinicians.  During teleECHO™ sessions, experts mentor and share their expertise across a virtual network via case-based learning, enabling primary care practice teams to treat patients with complex conditions in their own communities.

University of Vermont Project ECHO Transgender Care in the Medical Home

This program will provide a foundation in transgender care including working with families and youth.  The program will help providers and staff create a gender affirming practice for their patients.  We will discuss gender affirmation treatment as well as routine care of transgender patients.  The goal is to develop understanding, competence, and confidence in caring for transgender patients of all ages in the medical home.  The intended audience is a cohort of individuals or practice teams, including pediatric, family medicine, and internal medicine throughout Vermont.

This program is offered at no-cost to participants through a grant from the Vermont Department of Health. Participants can receive CME credits for each learning session attended.  A limited number of practice-level stipends are available for participating practice teams.  Please see the practice stipend application for details.

General questions about the University of Vermont’s Project ECHO can be directed to, clinical/topic-specific questions can be directed to 


June 20, 2019 - January 16, 2020 Project ECHO Transgender Care in the Medical Home


This educational series starts on June 20th.  Please register by June 6th.

This program is free to participants and has limited enrollment.  Registrations will be accepted on a first-come, first served basis. 

Registration Form 

Practice-Level Stipend Application

University of Vermont Project ECHO Transgender Care in the Medical Home


Session DateTeleECHO Session Topic


Session Materials


Project ECHO Orientation
Trans Care:  Language Matters

7/18/2019Mental Health and Trans CareSlides
8/15/2019Social AffirmationSlides
9/19/19Caring for Gender Dysphoric Youth and their FamiliesSlides
10/17/2019Medical Affirmation:  Hormone Therapy BasicsSlides
11/21/2019Surgical Gender AffirmationSlides
12/19/2019Puberty and Adolescent Trans CareSlides
1/16/2020Integrative and Preventative Trans CareSlides
3/19/2020Transgender Older AdultsSlides
4/16/2020Fertility PreservationSlides
5/21/2020Health Care MaintenanceSlides