Office Based Addiction Treatment Training and Technical Assistance (OBAT TTA)

A Resource for Healthcare and Social Services Professionals

New England Office Based Addiction Treatment (OBAT) ECHO®

The New England OBAT ECHO® (NE OBAT ECHO) will focus on the provision of comprehensive care for patients with substance use disorders (SUDs). Unique to this ECHO series, is an opportunity to contribute to the science on ECHO efficacy and help determine the ECHO's impact on patient care and provider behavior at the clinic level.

What is the New England OBAT ECHO®?

Curriculum topics include:

  • Harm Reduction Philosophy and how informs practice
  • Alcohol Use Disorder and Opioid Use Disorder (OUD)
  • Post Incarceration Care
  • Safer Injection Practices
  • New Buprenorphine Formulations and Injectables
  • Cocaine and SUD
  • Pain and Addiction
  • Trauma-informed care and Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs)
  • Legal Issues and the use of policy to improve population health in SUD
  • Interpreting Urine Toxicology Screens


  • Improve healthcare providers' knowledge, competence, and performance regarding evidence-based treatments for OUDs
  • Improve healthcare providers' knowledge, competence, and performance regarding effective risk reduction practices
  • Improve healthcare providers' confidence, attitudes, and job satisfaction related to caring for patients with OUDs
  • Reduce health care providers' stigma related to addiction
  • Improve clinical quality measures

New England OBAT ECHO® will take place from 3:00PM to 4:30PM ET on the 1st and 3rd Thursday of each month. Cycle 1 began on Thursday, February 21, 2019 and Cycle 2 will begin in August, 2019.

For more information, email the BMC OBAT ECHO® team.

Project ECHO® at BMC


Program Director

Colleen LaBelle

Colleen LaBelle, MSN, RN-BC, CARN, Program Director, STATE OBAT and Boston Medical Center OBAT

Medical Director

Rachel King

Rachel King, MD, Medical Director, Community Health Outreach, BMC OBAT Training and Technical Assistance

Clinic Coordinator/Co-Facilitator

Danna E. Gobel

Danna Gobel, LCSW, Program Manager, BMC OBAT ECHO and New England OBAT ECHO

Addiction Psychiatrist

Tae Woo (Ted) Park

Tae Woo (Ted) Park, MD, Assistant Professor of Psychiatry, Boston University School of Medicine

Nurse Practitioner

Kristin Wason

Kristin Wason, MSN, NP-C, CARN-AP, Clinical Educator, BMC OBAT Training and Technical Assistance

Evaluation Team

Angela Bazzi

Angela Bazzi, PhD, MPH, Assistant Professor of Community Health Sciences, Boston University School of Public Health

Alicia Ventura

Alicia Ventura, MPH, Director of Special Projects and Research, BMC OBAT Training and Technical Assistance

IT Support

Mansi Varma

Mansi Varma, Program Assistant, BMC OBAT Training and Technical Assistance