Current Project ECHO Communities

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Current Project ECHO Communities


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


Funding source

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


Additional Notes

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


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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, 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


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! 


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 . 

Additional Notes

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

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