Project ECHO

UNH Project ECHO Hub
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UNH is a Project ECHO Hub led by the UNH Institute for Health Policy and Practice, NH Citizens Health Initiative. All ECHOs operate through UNH’s Partnership for Academic-Clinical Practice (PACT), which is a partnership between NH Citizens Health Initiative, UNH College of Health and Human Services' academic departments and community partners (dictated by the ECHO topic/session).

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The Project ECHO® model is an evidence-based method developed by researchers at the University of New Mexico that links interdisciplinary specialists with community-based practitioners using web conferencing technology. During teleECHO™ sessions, experts mentor and share their expertise across a virtual network via case-based learning, enabling practice teams to manage complex conditions in their own communities. 

The UNH Project ECHO Hub will help community-based providers grow their expertise without leaving their practices, and bring much needed services to patients throughout New Hampshire. 

UNH Project ECHO Hub Learning Communities

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UNH's NH Citizens Health Initiative and the Department of Nursing have partnered to develop a Project ECHO learning community around Medications for Addiction Treatment. This learning community is part of the Partnership for Academic-Clinical Telepractice

This MAT ECHO will:

  • Increase knowledge and experience in Substance Use Disorder (SUD) treatment
  • Train more than 150 family and psychiatric nurse practitioner students on Medications for Addiction Treatment over 3 years
  • Mentor community practices
  • Create a learning network for New Hampshire clinicians

The UNH MAT ECHO program is funded by the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA).

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The Northern New England (NNE) ECHO Collaborative was formed to advance the use of Project ECHO® (Extension for Community Healthcare Outcomes) across ME, NH and VT. In partnership with Qualidigm in New England, Vermont Program for Quality Health Care, and the NH Citizen’s Health Initiative received a HRSA Rural Health Network Development Grant to build the Collaborative.

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

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