Course 1: Exploring

Getting Started

Take the first steps in determining if and how your vision can become a reality. ECHO has carefully laid out several exploring activities to help you further understand the need for a clinic within your community, the capacity of your community to support such a clinic, and the steps you need to take in order to get the clinic up and running. It is possible that after these steps, together with ECHO, you determine your community isn’t in need or able to support the clinic.

The information contained here is intended to provide a starting point for you to test your assumptions, gain additional clarity in your vision, understand the importance of effective leadership, build a strong planning group, begin to assess health needs and resources in your community, further explore topics pertinent to the health and well-being of the clinic, and create plans that will guide your next few months of clinic development.

Here are the first steps towards making a vision for a clinic a reality.