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 Gender Affirming Care in the Medical Home

This six-session tele-ECHO series will explore current best-practice guidelines in providing gender affirming care in the medical home. The series will discuss the social, mental, and physical health of patients, as well as available resources and community partners. Each tele-ECHO session includes a brief didactic presentation followed by a case presentation and discussion. Case presentations are generated from the participant cohort, providing clinicians an opportunity to present their challenging situations and receive input from faculty experts and peers. The target audience for this Project ECHO series is a cohort of individuals or primary care practice teams, including pediatric, family medicine, internal medicine adult primary care, and obstetrics-gynecology 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. 

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

January 11, 2023 - June 14, 2023

Gender Affirming Care in the Medical Home


This educational series starts on January 11th.

This program is free to participants and has limited enrollment.  Registration period has closed. 

University of Vermont Project ECHO Gender Affirming Care in the Medical Home Program Overview


Session Date


TeleECHO Session


Session Topic


Session Materials

January 11

Session 1

Gender Affirming Care and Mental Health (Evan Eyler, MD)

February 8Session 2

Creating Inclusive and Gender Affirming Clinic Spaces (Anja Jokela, MD and Kell Arbor)

March 8Session 3

Masculinizing Affirmation: Medical, Surgical and Social (Eric Klett, MD)

April 12Session 4

Gender Affirming Care Across the Lifespan (Kathy Mariani, MD)

May 10Session 5

Feminizing Affirmation: Medical, Surgical and Social (Rachel Inker, MD)

June 14Session 6

Gender Affirming Care for the Adolescent (Erica Gibson, MD)