Current Project ECHO Communities
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!
Participants will learn how to:
- Utilize low-risk, self-management strategies
- Improve patient-provider relationships
- Develop techniques for supporting sustained motivation
- 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
September 2021-March 2022
Please contact firstname.lastname@example.org with any questions.
This project is supported by the FY2020 Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration Rural Opioid Technical Assistance Grants # 1H79TI083274-01.
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.
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
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
Cohort 1: March – December 2020
Cohort 2: February – November 2021
Cohort 3: February – December 2022
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 professional’s knowledge of strategies, skills and resources for supporting the complex needs of infants with Neonatal Abstinence Syndrome (NAS) 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
Feb 3 – April 14 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
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, mental health, and community social service individuals working to support older adults in rural settings
- 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
- 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.
February 2022-September 2022
2nd Wednesday of every month 12:00pm-1:30pm EST
For more information, please contact: 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.
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!
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
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
January 2022-August 2022
3rd Wednesday of every month 12:00 - 1:30 PM ET
For more information, please contact email@example.com .
There is no cost to participate for individuals. See the flyer for additional information.