UCSF Project ECHO Liver Care

ECHO (Extension for Community Healthcare Outcomes) uses telementoring to improve community access to high-quality, specialty care

Our Commitment to Fighting Hepatitis C

At least 750,000 Californians are infected with Hepatitis C, many of whom are unaware.

To impact the health of those with chronic HCV, providers who are knowledgeable and skilled in screening, evaluation and treatment are urgently needed.

The University of California San Francisco (UCSF) launched HCV ECHO in California to create an expanded community of healthcare providers with expertise in the care of patients with Hepatitis C. In January of 2024, UCSF decided to expand their clinic to cover all liver care, no longer specifically focusing only on HCV. 


HCV Spokes


California Counties


of Spokes are
RN, NP, or PAs.

Our Impact

ECHO serving patients


  • Safe and appropriate care
  • Increase quality of life
  • Right place and time
ECHO providers meeting


  • Acquire new knowledge and skills
  • Increase confidence and competency
  • Build community of practice
ECHO serving communities


  • Reduce Disparities
  • Retain Providers
  • Allow Patients to Stay Local
ECHO providers serving patients and communities


  • Increase access to specialty care
  • Improve the quality of health within local populations
  • Reduce the per capita cost of healthcare

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