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

A Resource for Healthcare and Social Services Professionals

Opioid Addiction Treatment ECHO® Hub at Boston Medical Center


BMC was selected by the University of New Mexico's ECHO® Institute to serve as one of five national Opioid Addiction Treatment ECHO® hubs for primary care provider teams, collectively tasked with providing training and technical assistance (TTA) to Community Health Centers (CHCs) funded by the U.S. Health Resources and Services Administration. This national ECHO® provides training in opioid addiction treatment at no cost, with a variety of bi-weekly schedules to choose from. BMC Opioid Addiction teleECHO® clinics take place on the 1st and 3rd Friday of every month from 11 AM to 1 PM ET.

The 12-session Opioid Addiction Treatment ECHO® at BMC is offered in 3 cycles over an 18-month period that began in January 2017. Using simple videoconferencing technology, healthcare teams connect to a community of learners which offers providers a way to develop their expertise through training presentations and interactive discussion of real patient cases. Each clinic includes a brief didactic presentation on a specific topic within addiction medicine from the expert Hub team. Participants then share prepared patient case presentations, allowing a forum for all participants to learn from each other through case discussion and for the specialist Hub team to provide recommendations on each case.

Participating providers in the Opioid Addiction Treatment ECHO® receive:

The curriculum for the 12-session program was developed in collaboration with other Opioid Addiction Treatment ECHO® organizations and the American Society for Addiction Medicine. The curriculum covers some key aspects of treating patients with opioid use disorder, including:

More information

For more information on the 12-session curriculum, visit the UNM website.

Get more information or register for the Opioid Addiction Treatment ECHO®.

You can also email the BMC Opioid Addiction Treatment Hub.

Project ECHO® at BMC

Opioid ECHO® Hub Team

Project Director

Colleen LaBelle

Colleen LaBelle, MSN, RN-BC, CARN, Program Director, MA State Technical Assistance Treatment Expansion of Office Based Addition Treatment (STATE OBAT), Boston Medical Center

Medical Director

Rachel King

Rachel King, MD, Director of Primary Care Integration, DotHouse Health

Clinic Coordinator/Co-Facilitator

Danna E. Gobel

Danna E. Gobel, LCSW, Program Manager, Clinical Addiction Research and Education Unit, Boston Medical Center

Addiction Psychiatrist

Tae Woo (Ted) Park

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

Adolescent Addiction Specialist

Sarah Bagley

Sarah Bagley, MD, Assistant Professor of Medicine and Pediatrics, Boston University School of Medicine; Director, The CATALYST Clinic (Center for Addiction Treatment for AdoLescent/Young adults who use SubsTances), Boston Medical Center

OB/GYN Addiction Psychiatrist

Kelley Saia

Kelley Saia, MD, Assistant Professor of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Boston University School of Medicine; Director, Project RESPECT, SUD Treatment in Pregnancy, Boston Medical Center

Nurse Care Manager

Kristin Wason

Kristin Wason, MSN, CARN, Nurse Care Manager, Office Based Addiction Treatment, Boston Medical Center

Operations/IT

Alicia Ventura

Alicia S. Ventura, MPH, Director of Operations and Special Projects, Office Based Addiction Treatment, Boston Medical Center


The Opioid ECHO at BMC is supported by additional funding from

CVS Health

UNM Health Systems

Huther-Doyle

Western New York Collaborative, Rochester NY

Billings Clinic

American Society of Addiction Medicine

Boston Medical Center

UW Medicine