ECHO is a collaborative ministry with Church Health in Memphis, TN.
ECHO has been working to develop and expand free and charitable clinics in the United States since its foundation in 2005 by the Nancy and John Snyder Foundation. The organization helps founders start viable, sustainable charitable clinics through collaboration and support from like-minded churches in their area.
Since 1987, Church Health has provided affordable healthcare to uninsured working people and their families, and become a national model many are following. Church Health offers Replication seminars for those interested in founding their own faith-based clinics.
More than 30 clinics currently in operation attended and benefited from a replication seminar at Church Health.
It is ECHO’s goal to dramatically increase that number.
ECHO supports clinics every step of the way, from vision to operation. We help clinic founders take steps in planning their clinic with goals and characteristics proven by Church Health’s success. ECHO helps new clinics find churches in their area willing to contribute financially and with volunteer hours. We open channels of communication between the experts at Church Health and new clinics to help founders navigate the path to operation. ECHO’s clinic liaison works with clinics on a planned, regular basis to help the project stay on track.
ECHO Community Clinics
The clinics started by and participating in the ECHO program are called ECHO Community Clinics. ECHO Community Clinics have access to the extensive expertise of Church Health and the knowledge and other resources of ECHO. ECHO Community Clinics are committed to providing quality healthcare to those in need during full-time hours with medical professionals on staff.
If you have a vision for a charitable clinic, ECHO will help you make that vision a reality. Following the Church Health model will position your clinic to be impactful and sustainable.