Current Project ECHO Communities
Primary care, behavioral health, and community organizations working to support people with substance use disorder in rural settings of Maine, New Hampshire, Vermont, and Northern New York
In this Substance Use Disorder (SUD) ECHO program, we aim to:
- Discuss best practices for treatment of SUD using a person-centered approach
- Explore the roles of trauma, stigma, and bias in SUD
- Identify strategies for connection and engagement between providers and patients
- Understand the effects of COVID-19 on the behavioral health of persons with SUD
- Increase knowledge of treating individuals with a substance use disorder
- Access to tools and resources to best serve your patients/clients
- Engage in a community of peers to learn about supports outside of your practice/organization
October 2022-June 2023
3rd Wednesday of every month 12:00 - 1:30 PM ET
For more information, please contact Olivia Skaltsis, MS, Project Director at Care2.ECHO@unh.edu.
The project described was supported by grant number U3IRH43508 from the Office for the Advancement of Telehealth, Health Resources and Services Administration, DHHS. 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 MCD Global Health and University of New Hampshire Institute for Health Policy and Practice.
Mental Health Professionals, Public Health Professionals, Healthcare Providers, Emergency Responders, Community Health Workers, Disaster Response Teams, Environmental Scientists, Students and Trainees
- Describe climate change impacts on mental health
- Explore collaborative strategies for promoting resilience
- Discuss climate justice
- Explain the role of nature in health and healing
- Increase knowledge of the intersection of mental health and climate
- Engage in a learning community to gain support outside of practice/organization
- Access to tools/resources to best serve patients and self
November 2nd – December 14th 2022
This project is funded by the New Hampshire Healthcare Workers for Climate Action and the Southern New Hampshire Area Health Education Center.
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 4 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.
Pediatric and Family Practice Teams
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
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
Connection and dialogue with primary and pediatric clinicians across the state who are growing their mental health care capacity
Cohort 1: March – December 2020
Cohort 2: February – November 2021
Cohort 3: February – December 2022
Cohort 4: February – June 2023
For more information, please contact Katie Lipp, LICSW, PMP, Project Director at NHPIP@unh.edu.
There is no cost to participate for individuals. See the flyer for additional information.
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.
Early Childhood Professionals
To significantly increase early childhood professionals’ knowledge of strategies, skills and resources for supporting the complex needs of infants impacted by substance use and their families.
Increased ability to support infants with opioid exposure at birth
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
February 3 – April 14, 2022
Cohort 4: 8 weekly sessions
October 13 – December 8, 2022
Clinical preceptors, providers interested in becoming a clinical preceptor, office managers/HR staff, and NP students
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
- 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
Cohort 1: December 2020 - June 2021
Cohort 2: November 2021 – May 2022
For more information, please contact Molly Umana, Research Associate at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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.
Medical, behavioral, and social service providers; Nursing facility, home health, and hospice staff; Transportation and other community-based organizations; and any other individuals or groups across the long-term care continuum
- Explore interdisciplinary approaches to address the intersection of cognition, COVID, and aging in rural communities
- Learn how to use interdisciplinary, Learn how to use interdisciplinary, person-centered strategies to support choice and control across the long-term care continuum, including informal caregiver supports
- Apply an equity-based lens to aspects of cognition, COVID, and aging
- 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.
Cohort 1: February – September 2022
Cohort 2: January – October 2023
For more information, please contact Sam Leiper, MPA, Project Director at Care2.ECHO@unh.edu.
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.
There is no cost to participate. See the flyer for additional information.
If you are interested, please complete the application of interest.
The UNH Project ECHO Hub is a program of the NH Citizens Health Initiative, UNH Institute for Health Policy and Practice.
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