Why Participate in ECHO?
Opioid Addiction Treatment ECHO offers an opportunity to build valuable expertise in the area of opioid use disorder. Each teleECHO clinic uses case-based learning and educational talks to increase knowledge and skills to support patients.
- Participants earn free continuing education credits for each session attended
- For NPs and PAs, Credit toward your 16-hour DATA waiver requirement (click HERE for more details)
- Healthcare team members can earn a certificate from the ECHO Institute™ and the American Society of Addiction Medicine (ASAM) that recognizes this expertise
- To be eligible for a certificate, an individual is required to: Participate in at least 12 teleECHO sessions and present at least 2 patient cases for discussion.
- Certificates are available to all healthcare disciplines, including prescribing providers, nurses, pharmacists, community health workers, medical assistants, counselors, social workers, and other behavioral health providers.
- Participants in Opioid Addiction Treatment ECHO also have access to a virtual learning community
This web-based resource includes opportunities to chat with colleagues, access treatment guidelines, patient resources, and tools for systems improvement. Online resources will be developed based on input and interest from the Opioid Addiction Treatment ECHO community.
“Paging All Doctors: There’s a Better Way to Treat the Opioid Addiction Crisis” describes the rewards and challenges of treating patients with opioid use disorder in her rural community and the benefits of participating in ECHO.
Benefits of Becoming a Partner in the ECHO Movement
ECHO partners acquire new skills and competencies. They become part of a community of learners, increasing their professional satisfaction while their feelings of professional isolation decrease.
- Better access for rural and underserved communities
- Reduced disparities
- Better quality and safety
- Rapid dissemination of best practices
- Consistency in care and practice
- Greater efficiency
Contact Us: 505-925-2406 OpioidECHO@salud.unm.edu
This project is supported by the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) under contract number HHSH250201600015C. This information or content and conclusions are those of the author and should not be construed as the official position or policy of, nor should any endorsements be inferred by HRSA, HHS or the U.S. Government