Extensions for Community Healthcare Outcomes (ECHO®) | Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center
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ECHO® Connects Independent School Districts With Behavioral Health Specialists 

The Campus Alliance for Telehealth Resources (CATR) program offers the Extensions for Community Healthcare Outcomes (ECHO®) service. CATR ECHO® connects independent school districts with behavioral health specialists for real-time, collaborative sessions—improving lives and making contributions to the school-based mental health workforce.

This program highlights the challenges facing counselors, and prompts the referral of students who professionals deem to be “at risk.” Dilemmas are social, emotional, and mental health issues that the students have experienced. 

Services for School Professionals

  • Free learning opportunities for school professionals using evidence-based strategies and best-practice models of school counseling topics, including social, emotional, academic, personal and mental health
  • Collaborative learning and networking opportunities
  • Curriculum adheres to the guidelines found in the Texas Model for Comprehensive School Counseling Programs
  • Eligible for CEU/CPE credits

Contact ECHO®


Getting Started

  1. To get started with ECHO®, please give us a call at (806) 743-3026 or send an email to edu-services@ttuhsc.edu
  2. From there, it starts with workshops. CATR ECHO® provides school counselors in West Texas Communities with teleECHO® sessions: free meetings via Zoom video conferencing. 
  3. Regional and state school behavioral health professionals will then receive unique, current learning opportunities and recommendations for today’s specific challenges facing school counselors, along with obtaining Continuing Education Units (CEUs). 


Services for Pre-K - Grade 12 Students

The Campus Alliance for Telehealth Resources (CATR) program offers services for Pre-K - 12th grade students, including mental health screenings and telehealth appointments.