ECHO Education and Training Resources

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ECHO Education and Training Resources

The Chronic Pain Self-Management ECHO was formed to provide educational content and a networking opportunity for those in rural New Hampshire and New England who work with individuals with chronic pain. This opportunity was in collaboration with the NH Citizens Health Initiative at the UNH Institute for Health Policy and Practice and the UNH Extension team. Six sessions were offered from September 2021 to March 2022. This evaluation report highlights the program background, participation in the series, impact of the series on participants, and considers future opportunities for education, research, and training on the topic of chronic pain self-management. Additional findings will be forthcoming.

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The Collaborative for Advancing Rural Excellence and Equity (CARE2) aims to support health care providers who serve two populations that lack access to quality health care: older adults who are socially isolated, and adults and older adults with substance use disorder (SUD) and/or behavioral health needs. CARE2 has developed resources as part of our Project ECHO® learning communities and our asynchronous eLearning modules. 

The project described is 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.

NH Mental Health Care Access in Pediatrics (NH MCAP) strives to increase availability and accessibility of networks of pediatric mental health teams through telehealth consultation, training, technical assistance, and referral.  NH MCAP is funded by a HRSA Pediatric Mental Health Care Access (PMHCA) grant, in partnership with NH Division of Health and Human Services Maternal Child Health Section.

NH MCAP ECHO series are designed to increase the capacity of primary care and school professionals to identify, assess, treat, and refer children and adolescents with mental health needs. Participants learn through didactic presentations, case-based learning, and the opportunity to complete provider to provider teleconsults with NH MCAP subject matter experts outside of ECHO sessions. The following 15-20 minute videos are presentations provided by subject matter experts and highlight the topics covered in this program. Click on the cohort tabs below to access the links. 

  • Making Sense of Behaviors by Margaret Shepard (Recording unavailable)
  • Quality Improvement by Delitha Watts (Recording unavailable)
  • Depression in Children and Adolescents: Screening, Symptoms, and Diagnosing by Casey McFarland (Recording unavailable)
  • Treating Pediatric Depression by Devon Sherwood and Burl Daviss (Recording unavailable)
  • Understanding Anxiety by Lauren Holden
  • Treating Anxiety Disorders in Pediatrics by Devon Sherwood
  • Pediatric Suicide: Epidemiology and Risk Factors by Burl Daviss (Recording unavailable)

  • Family Engagement by Sylvia Pelletier and Sarah Smith (Recording unavailable)

  • Mental Health Care in Primary Care Pediatrics by Erik Shessler
  • The Importance of Cross-Sector Partnerships to Youth Behavioral Health by JoAnne Malloy (Recording unavailable)

Project Extension for Community Healthcare Outcomes (ECHO)is an evidence-based method using web-based teleconferencing to link specialist teams with community-based sites to help community providers improve their ability to manage complex conditions. It has been proven to improve health care outcomes for vulnerable populations with limited access to care because of socioeconomic factors or geography. The New Hampshire Project ECHO Planning for Implementation and Business Sustainability Project undertook a planning process to inform how to best develop Project ECHO at UNH to serve New Hampshire health and community care providers and ultimately improve access to effective, timely care. Also included is a business and sustainability plan for long-term success of the UNH Project ECHO Hub and an evaluation plan for measuring efficacy.

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The Preceptor ECHO to Enhance Rotations (PEER) aims to improve clinical rotations for nurse practitioner students nationwide. PEER is funded through the Advanced Nursing Education Workforce project and is a collaborative effort of NH Citizens Health Initiative through the UNH Institute for Health Policy and Practice, UNH Department of Nursing, and Southern New Hampshire Area Health Education Center. This ECHO series began in November 2020 and has run multiple cohorts.

The following 15–20-minute videos are presentations provided by subject matter experts and highlight the topics covered in this program. Click on the cohort tabs below to access the links. 

This series is supported by the Advanced Nursing Education and Workforce Initiative. Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) as part of an award totaling $2.8 million dollars with percentage financed with nongovernmental sources. 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.


The Queer Youth Resilience Project (QYR) aims to increase the number of behavioral health clinicians in New Hampshire who are knowledgeable about treating LGBTQ+ youth. This work is funded by the Endowment for Health and done in partnership with Seacoast Outright and Inclusive Minds LLC. The project consists of a 13-session ECHO series where participants learn about language, identity development models, best practice guidelines, assessment for medical intervention, and tools and resources for clients and caregivers.

The Peer Workforce ECHO was developed by the UNH Project ECHO Hub in collaboration with the Bureau of Drug and Alcohol Services. The aim of this ECHO series is to cross-train the substance use and mental health peer support workforce across the state of New Hampshire. This ECHO series began its first cohort in February 2024 and will finish two cohorts by August 2024.

The following didactic presentations were planned by a Planning Committee and presented by a subject matter expert in the field. Click on the hyperlinked video to view this educational presentation.

Session 1: The Peer Role by Ken Lewis and Jessica Carter

Session 2: Code of Ethics by Eileen Doyle

Session 3: Professional Boundaries and “Managing Your Own Stuff” by Randy Stevens

Session 4: Grief and Loss in the Peer Workforce, Suicide: Its Effects and Prevention by Ellen Tavino

Session 5: Crisis and Safety Management in Peer-Based Settings by John Burns

More to come! 

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