Many primary care patients have behavioral health (BH) and substance use disorders (SUDs), yet PCPs are inadequately trained in caring for these conditions. Project ECHO aims to develop capacity to effectively treat common, complex diseases in rural and underserved areas. The ECHO model uses videoconferencing to simultaneously connect multiple PCPs with a team of academic specialists, and builds PCPs’ capacity via mentorship and case-based learning. The Integrated Addictions and Psychiatry (IAP) TeleECHO Clinic was established in NM in 2005 to expand access to evidences-based treatment for BH and SUDs. This presentation will describe the ECHO experience with SUDs and the recent replication of teleECHO programs for SUDs in several states and countries. We will describe the steps involved in launching an ECHO program to expand access to SUD treatment.
Funding for this initiative was made possible (in part) by grant no. 5U79TI026556-03 from SAMHSA. The views expressed in written conference materials or publications and by speakers and moderators do not necessarily reflect the official policies of the Department of Health and Human Services; nor does mention of trade names, commercial practices, or organizations imply endorsement by the U.S. Government. pcssnow.org
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- Discuss the ECHO model and its applications for increasing access to care and supporting primary care providers
- Describe how the ECHO model is being applied to expanding access to SUD treatment
- Identify what is involved in starting a local ECHO program to expand access to SUD treatment
Physicians who have a waiver to treat opioid use disorder in an office-based setting and other interested clinicians
Estimated Time to Complete
Estimated Duration: 1 Hour
Start Date: July 12, 2016
Review Date: July 12, 2019
End Date: July 12, 2020
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Faculty and Planner Disclosures
- Miriam Komaromy, M.D., FACP, FASAM, Associate Director, Associate Professor of Medicine, ECHO Institute™, University of New Mexico Health Sciences Center. Reports no financial relationships with commercial interests.
- Andrew Saxon, M.D., Professor, Department of Psychiatry & Behavioral Sciences; Director, Addiction Psychiatry Residency Program, University of Washington; Director, Center of Excellence in Substance Abuse Treatment and Education (CESATE) VA Puget Sound Health Care System. Reports no financial relationships with commercial interests.
- Beatrice Eld, Deputy Director of Educaton for Addiction Psychiatry, American Psychiatric Association. Reports no financial relationships with commercial interests
- Frances R. Levin, M.D., Kennedy Leavy Professor of Psychiatry at Columbia University Medical Center; Director, Addiction Psychiatry Fellowship, New York Presbyterian Hospital; Director of Clinical and Educational Activities for the Division on Substance Abuse, New York State Psychiatric Institute. Disclosure: Consultant: Major League Baseball, Grant/Research Support: US World Med.
- John A. Renner, Jr., M.D.– Boston University School of Medicine, Director, Addiction Psychiatry Residency Training, Boston University Medical Center and VA Boston Healthcare System. Disclosure: Stock/other financial options: Johnson & Johnson and General Electric.
Program Reviewers (July 12, 2019)
- John A. Renner, Jr., M.D., Boston University School of Medicine, Director, Addiction Psychiatry Residency Training, Boston University Medical Center and VA Boston Healthcare System. Disclosure: Stock/other financial options: Johnson & Johnson and General Electric.
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