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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®?
- Free, practical, and case-based tele-education ECHO series for health care providers, mental health counselors, and other support team members, located in New England, who are providing comprehensive care for patients with Substance Use Disorders (SUDs) in office-based settings
- 10-part series 3:00-4:30 PM EST the 1st and 3rd Thursdays of each month: each which will include a brief educational talk given by an addiction expert and discussion of real de-identified cases
- Care team members participate remotely using the Zoom tele-conferencing platform
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.
NE OBAT ECHO® Team
Colleen LaBelle, MSN, RN-BC, CARN, Program Director, STATE OBAT and Boston Medical Center OBAT
Rachel King, MD, Medical Director, Community Health Outreach, BMC OBAT Training and Technical Assistance
Danna Gobel, LCSW, Program Manager, BMC OBAT ECHO and New England OBAT ECHO
Tae Woo (Ted) Park, MD, Assistant Professor of Psychiatry, Boston University School of Medicine
Kristin Wason, MSN, NP-C, CARN-AP, Clinical Educator, BMC OBAT Training and Technical Assistance
Deva Taylor, Program Assistant, BMC OBAT Training and Technical Assistance