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).
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
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).
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.