Project ECHO: Tele-mentoring Program for the Treatment of Opioid Use Disorder
Accredited for 1.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™
Zachary Adams, PhD Leslie Hulvershorn, MD
Assistant Professor of Clinical Psychology Child & Adolescent Psychiatry
Indiana University School of Medicine IU Health/Riley Hospital for Children
About the Speakers:
Zachary Adams, PhD, is an assistant professor and licensed health service provider in psychology in the Indiana University Department of Psychiatry. His clinical and research interests center on improving care and promoting healthy outcomes for young people with co-occurring mental health and substance use problems, with emphasis on youth and families impacted by trauma and adversity.
Dr. Hulvershorn is a child and adolescent psychiatrist, researcher, clinician and author of numerous publications in the fields of child and addiction psychiatry. She is board-certified in addiction medicine and directs the Adolescent Dual Diagnosis Program at IU Health Riley Hospital for Children. She is also an associate professor of psychiatry at the Indiana University School of Medicine and serves as medical director for the Indiana Family and Social Services Administration Division of Mental Health and Addiction.
Clinicians who care for patients in a rural setting face unique challenges related to opioid use disorder (OUD). Often, access to specialty care is minimal, patients have fewer resources than in urban environments, and significant cultural and demographic factors can impact all aspects of clinical care.
Reducing the burden of OUD is a critical individual and public health need. While behavioral and pharmacological therapies exist for OUD, treatment has been out of reach for many patients because too few health care professionals in rural communities are trained to treat OUD.
Project ECHO (Extension for Community Healthcare Outcomes) increases access to OUD care in rural communities by bringing together specialists and non-specialists through a web-based platform.
This webinar will highlight how health care providers can get involved in OUD TeleECHO clinics.
At the end of this webinar, attendees should be able to:
- Describe how the ECHO project can help health care professionals identify evidence-based treatments for opioid use disorder (OUD).
- Understand how the ECHO project can help define models of treatment for OUD and underlying mental health issues.
- Articulate how the ECHO project can help identify resources for treating OUD and integrating patients into a community care model.
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