Current Project ECHO Communities

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Current Project ECHO Communities

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

Organizations and Individuals within the aging network, inclusive of primary care providers and hospital discharge planners working to proactively determine and doucment an individual's preferences pertaining to end-of-life. 

Objectives

  • Explore historical and current cultural implications which may influence our perceptions of death and inhibit person-centered end-of-life planning
  • Establish person-centered approaches as a central tenet to honoring an individual’s end-of-life preferences
  • Explore how tools can help participants to recognize and record an individual’s preferences as they plan for end-of-life care
  • Understand the implications of the COVID-19 pandemic on the pursuit of honoring an individual’s end-of-life preferences

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

Cohort 1: Social Isolation and Loneliness
February – September 2022

Cohort 2: 4Ms of Age-Friendly Health Systems
January – October 2023

Cohort 3: Honoring End-of-Life Preferences
February – May 2024

Contact

For more information, please contact Sam Leiper, MPA, Project Director at 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

Primary care teams, students, outpatient providers

Objectives

By the end of this learning series, participants will have increased knowledge and competence with respect to the assessment, treatment and support of individuals with substance use disorders in the ambulatory setting.

Benefits

  • Increase knowledge and awareness around substance use disorder core topics and emerging trends as they relate to the ambulatory setting
  • 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  

Timeline

October 2023-May 2024
First Wednesday of the month 12pm-1pm

Contact

For more information, please contact Felicia Brackett, MPH, CMA, Project Director at Care2.ECHO@unh.edu 

Funding Source

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 the University of New Hampshire Institute for Health Policy and Practice.

Additional Notes

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

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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 professionals’ knowledge of strategies, skills and resources for supporting the complex needs of infants impacted by substance use 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

Cohort 4: 8 weekly sessions
Oct 13 – Dec 8, 2022

Cohort 5: 8 weekly sessions
Oct 12 – Dec 7, 2023

Contact

Lend.echo@unh.edu 

Funding Source

The Project SCOPE National Training Initiative was funded by the Department of Health and Human Services, Administration on Community Living - Grant 90DDTI0042. Additional funding is provided by the University of Maine Center for Community Inclusion and Disability Studies UCEDD with funding from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Administration for Community Living.

Additional Notes

Project SCOPE was a three-year (2019-2022) National Training Initiative (NTI) to build provider capacity and confidence in applying evidence-based practices in screening, monitoring, and providing interdisciplinary support for children and families who are diagnosed with or suspected of being impacted by opioid use, trauma, or related exposure. Project SCOPE was a collaboration between the Wyoming Institute for Disabilities (WIND), University of Cincinnati Center for Excellence in Developmental Disabilities (UCCEDD), and The Ohio State - Nisonger Center. The Nisonger Center and the UCEDD developed a curriculum, and WIND leveraged their expertise with the ECHO™ training model to structure the implementation of this curriculum. 

Fourteen states participated in the NTI Project SCOPE. Each UCEDD/LEND site was trained in the developed curriculum and use of the ECHO model. These sites implemented the training in their own communities led by interdisciplinary leadership teams. These leadership teams included special educators, early interventionists, social workers, physicians, psychologists, nurses, administrators, foster parents, addiction specialists, and caregivers in recovery. Between 2019 and 2022, fourteen states implemented 384 hours (about 2 and a half weeks) of training across 274 sessions, reaching over 10,500 individuals.

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Target Participants

Primary care providers and teams who serve NH kids and teens 

Objectives

Increase knowledge and confidence of pediatric providers in NH to treat and support patients and families with depression.  

Benefits

Participants will learn about assessment of differential diagnosis, suicide risk, and co-morbid conditions. Participants will also learn strategies and workflows to monitor treatment effectiveness, step treatment as clinically indicated, and support families. 

Timeline 

8 monthly ECHO sessions from February – September 2024.

Contact 

Maya Gelting, maya.gelting@unh.edu

Funding Source

This program is supported by HRSA (Health Resources and Services Administration) of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services as part of an award totaling $850,000 with 20% financed with nongovernmental sources. The contents are those of the authors and do not necessarily represent the official views of, nor an endorsement, by HRSA, the Department of Health and Human Services, or the U.S. Government. For more information, please visit HRSA.gov. 

Additional Notes

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

Target Participants

All mental health and recovery peer support professionals in New Hampshire 

Objectives

  • Understand the similarities and differences of the peer workforce across New Hampshire settings  
  • Describe similarities and differences in providing peer support in mental health and addiction treatment facilities   
  • List strategies to manage grief and loss   
  • Describe how to support meeting clients needs across health, social, and community settings  

Benefits

A community of peers who work in the mental health or substance use field coming together to learn from one another to increase the collaboration between the peer workforce in New Hampshire. 

Timeline 

A community of peers who work in the mental health or substance use field coming together to learn from one another to increase the collaboration between the peer workforce in New Hampshire. 

Contact 

Cait McAllister at unh.projectecho@unh.edu 

Funding Source

Bureau of Drug and Alcohol Services, Department of Health and Human Service

Additional Notes

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Target Participants 

Behavioral Health Clinicians who work with NH youth

Objectives

Increase the knowledge and confidence of behavioral health providers, thus increasing the number and geographic distribution of providers that can competently and effectively treat children and teens who identify as LGBTQ+. 

Benefits

Participants will learn about language, identity development models, best practice guidelines, assessment for medical intervention, and tools and resources for clients and caregivers.  

Timeline 

13 ECHO Sessions biweekly from January – July 2024.

Contact 

Maya Gelting Maya.Gelting@unh.edu  

Funding Source 

Endowment for Health  

Additional Notes 

 

The UNH Project ECHO Hub is a program of the NH Citizens Health InitiativeUNH Institute for Health Policy and Practice
Copyright 2023.

For more information about Project ECHO email unh.projectecho@unh.edu
 

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