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Current Project ECHO Communities

TARGET PARTICIPANTS

Anyone who works with individuals with chronic pain!

Including: Interdisciplinary Health Care Teams, Community Supports and Advocates, Behavioral Health Clinicians, Recovery Organizations, Addiction Specialists, and more!

OBJECTIVES

Participants will learn how to:

  • Utilize low-risk, self-management strategies
  • Improve patient-provider relationships
  • Develop techniques for supporting sustained motivation
BENEFITS:
  • Increase knowledge of chronic pain self-management strategies
  • Access to tools and resources to best serve your patients/clients
  • Increase confidence in having difficult conversations with individuals living with chronic pain
  • Engage in a community of peers to learn about supports outside of your practice/organization
TIMELINE:

September 2021-March 2022

CONTACT

Please contact unh.projectecho@unh.edu with any questions.

FUNDING SOURCE

This project is supported by the FY2020 Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration Rural Opioid Technical Assistance Grants # 1H79TI083274-01.

ADDITIONAL NOTES

To learn more about participation, please complete this interest form.

This program is a collaboration with UNH Cooperative Extension.

The NH Citizens Health Initiative’s Pediatric Improvement Partnership (NH PIP) launched the NH Mental Health Care Access in Pediatrics (NHMCAP) ECHO in March 2020. The ECHO increases provider knowledge and confidence in identifying, screening, treating, and effectively referring pediatric patients with mental health concerns. The project also aims to support increased engagement with family and community resources. NHMCAP has 3 ECHO cohorts over 4 years. In addition to monthly ECHO sessions, enrolled providers have access to Subject Matter Experts via teleconsults. A statewide referral directory of mental health providers is available on the NH PIP website.

TARGET PARTICIPANTS 

Pediatric and Family Practice Teams

OBJECTIVES

To increase knowledge and confidence in identifying, screening, and treating pediatric patients with mental health concerns and support increased engagement with family and community resources

BENEFITS 
  • Access to teleconsult service. This service allows any participating member of the program to schedule a one-on-one call with a Subject Matter Expert to consult about a patient for up to an hour.

  • New Hampshire Pediatric Mental Health Services referral list and guide 

  • Meets requirement for NHDPHS practice stipend 

  • Connection and dialogue with primary and pediatric clinicians across the state who are growing their mental health care capacity 

TIMELINE

Cohort 1: March – December 2020
Cohort 2: February – November 2021
Cohort 3: February – December 2022

CONTACT

NHPIP@unh.edu 

This series of ten sessions aims to increase early intervention provider's knowledge of strategies, skills, and resources for supporting the complex needs of children with Neonatal Abstinence Syndrome and their families. The training will be delivered via Zoom using a tele-practice model known as Extension for Community Health Outcomes or ECHO. The ECHO Model will use adult learning principles and video conferencing technology to connect community providers in NH and ME with specialists at local centers of excellence in real-time case-based learning and mentorship. During the ECHO providers will build a community of practice with other professionals across disciplines. 

TARGET PARTICIPANTS

Early Childhood Professionals

OBJECTIVES 

To significantly increase early childhood professional’s knowledge of strategies, skills and resources for supporting the complex needs of infants with Neonatal Abstinence Syndrome (NAS) and their families

BENEFITS

Increased ability to support infants with opioid exposure at birth 

TIMELINE 

Cohort 1: 10 biweekly sessions
February 4, 2021 – June 10, 2021

Cohort 2: 10 weekly sessions
September 23 – December 9, 2021
Cohort 3: 10 weekly sessions
Feb 3 – April 14 2022

CONTACT 

Lend.echo@unh.edu 

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TARGET PARTICIPANTS

Clinical preceptors, providers interested in becoming a clinical preceptor, office managers/HR staff, and NP students 

OBJECTIVES
  • Promote case-based shared learning across clinical preceptor sites throughout New England and beyond 

  • Develop a learning community of preceptors and practice sites 

  • Share and develop competencies for rural and underserved preceptor sites 

BENEFITS
  • Expand the primary care workforce pipeline for rural and underserved populations  
  • Enhance preceptor knowledge and confidence by sharing best practices and case studies combined with shared discussions, recommendations, and resources 

  • Provide tools and shared experiences/innovations for practice efficiency while precepting students 

  • Boost professional connections and create a supportive community among preceptors in New England and beyond 

TIMELINE 

Cohort 1: December 2020 - June 2021 
Cohort 2: November 2021 – May 2022

CONTACT 

unh.anew@unh.edu 

Join Project ECHO: Aging, Community, and Equity to learn about the impact of the pandemic on the mental and physical well-being of older adults living in rural communities and share potential solutions.

Target Participants

Medical, mental health, and community social service individuals working to support older adults in rural settings

objectives
  • Identify causes of social isolation, understand the distinction between isolation and loneliness, & explore the relationship between social isolation and behavioral health
  • Utilize person-centered tools and strategies to address impacts of social isolation in older adults, as well as in formal/informal care supports
  • Apply an equity-based lens to strategies to mitigate social isolation in older adults
Benefits
  • Increase knowledge of pandemic related impacts on the mental and physical well-being of older adults living in rural areas.
  • Apply person-centered solutions to support older adults coping with the impacts of the pandemic.
  • Engage in a community of peers to learn about supports across the medical, community, social service, and informal caregiver systems.
Timeline

February 2022-September 2022
2nd Wednesday of every month 12:00pm-1:30pm EST

Contact

For more information, please contact: Care2.ECHO@unh.edu

Funding Source

The project is supported by the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) as part of a financial assistance award totaling $475,000 annually with 100% funded by HRSA/HHS. The contents are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily represent the official views of, nor an endorsement by, HRSA/HHS or the U.S. Government.

CARE2, is a collaboration between Medical Care Development, Inc. and University of New Hampshire Institute for Health Policy and Practice.

Addtional Information

There is no cost to participate. See the flyer for additional information.
If you are interested, please complete the application of interest.

Target Participants

Health professionals in rural New Hampshire, Maine, Vermont, and northern New York who are treating individuals with a substance use disorder (SUD).  

Including Peer Recovery and Support, Nurse Practitioners, Students in Clinical Placement, Physician Assistants, Physicians, Addiction Specialists, Community Health Workers, Counselors, Licensed Alcohol and Drug Counselors, and more! 

Objectives

Participants will learn how to: 

  • Provide case-based feedback from subject matter experts & peers 
  • Increase knowledge and experience in SUD treatment 

  • Become part of a learning network 

  • Increase awareness of harm reduction, bias, and stigma 

Benefits
  • Increase knowledge of treating individuals with a substance use disorder 

  • Access to tools and resources to best serve your patients/clients 

  • Increase confidence in prescribing 

  • Increase knowledge of stimulant use disorder, stigma and bias, treatment of co-occurring disorders, and how to engage in discussions around vaccinations 

  • Engage in a community of peers to learn about supports outside of your practice/organization 

Timeline

January 2022-August 2022 
3rd Wednesday of every month 12:00 - 1:30 PM ET 

Contact

For more information, please contact unh.projectecho@unh.edu . 

Additional Notes

There is no cost to participate for individuals. See the flyer for additional information. 

The UNH Project ECHO Hub is a program of the NH Citizens Health InitiativeUNH Institute for Health Policy and Practice
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For more information about Project ECHO email unh.projectecho@unh.edu
 

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