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

A Resource for Healthcare and Social Services Professionals

Substance Use Disorder Care Continuum ECHO®


Boston Medical Center's (BMC) 12-part Substance Use Disorder Care Continuum ECHO® (SUD Care Continuum ECHO®) offers training and support in addiction treatment, with a focus on supporting front line addiction treatment workforce. This includes health providers in Acute Treatment Services (ATS), Crisis Stabilization Services (CSS), Transitional Support Services (TSS), Opioid Treatment Programs (OTP), long-term residential program, sober and recovery homes, primary care, and psychiatry. This free, case-based tele-mentoring program is designed to increase the capacity of health care providers to implement high-quality and evidence-based addiction treatment.

The SUD Care Continuum ECHO® is an interdisciplinary learning community that encourages participation from all members of the team caring for patients with SUD. Participants learn from experts in the field of addiction as well as from one another. Free CME, CE, and CEU credits are available.



The ECHO® Model uses a simple videoconferencing platform (Zoom) to link participants across Massachusetts and the SUD Care Continuum ECHO® Hub Team at BMC. Care teams have the opportunity to learn from each other and to receive specialist input from the interdisciplinary Hub team. The foundation of the teleECHO® clinic is case-based learning, in which participants discuss real de-identified patient cases. Each SUD Care Continuum ECHO® session includes a brief didactic relevant to the treatment of patients with addiction. Subjects include:

BMC's SUD Care Continuum ECHO® takes place from 12:00 PM to 1:00 PM ET on the 1st and 3rd Monday of each month. Cycle 2 will run from March 2, 2020, to August 17, 2020

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


Project ECHO® at BMC

SUD OBAT ECHO® 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, SUD ECHO Medical Director

Clinic Coordinator/Co-Facilitator

Danna E. Gobel

Danna E. Gobel, LCSW, Education Program Manager, Office Based Addiction Treatment, Boston Medical Center

Expert Panelist

Allison Harren

Allison Harren, MSW, LICSW, Senior Program Director, Gloucester Opioid Treatment Center, Beth Israel Lahey Behavioral Services

Nurse Care Manager

Justin Alves

Justin Alves, RN, ACRN, CARN, Clinical Nurse Care Educator, MA State Technical Assistance Treatment Expansion of Office Based Addiction Treatment (STATE OBAT), Boston Medical Center

Operations and IT

Cara McKinney

Cara McKinney, ECHO® Project Assistance, Office Based Addiction Treatment, Boston Medical Center

Evaluation Team

Matt Heerema

Matt Heerema, Research Assistant, BMC OBAT Training and Technical Assistance

Alicia Ventura

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