Current Project ECHO Communities

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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 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


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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.

Target Participants

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


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


For more information, please contact:

Funding Source

This project is funded by HRSA and is brought to you by CARE2, a collaboration between Medical Care Development 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.

Information coming soon!

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