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

A Resource for Healthcare and Social Services Professionals

SUD Care Continuum ECHO: Engaging People Who Use Drugs (PWUD) in HIV prevention and treatment

May 16, 2022
12:00 pm–1:15 pm ET

As part of the twice-monthly SUD Care Continuum ECHO series, Simeon Kimmel, MD, will present the didactic entitled, "Engaging People Who Use Drugs (PWUD) in HIV prevention and treatment." The didactic will be followed by a related de-identified patient case presentation from an ECHO participant along with recommendations from the panel of experts and attendees.

Engaging People Who Use Drugs (PWUD) in HIV prevention and treatment

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Virtual meeting

Via Zoom ID: 878 6770 9658
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Description

Boston Medical Center's (BMC) drop-in series 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.

Intended audience

Nurse practitioners (NP), medical doctors (MD), nurses (LPN/RN), social workers (LCSW/LICSW), Licensed Alcohol and Drug Counselors (LADC), Certified Alcohol/Drug Counselor (CADC), Community Health Workers (CHW), recovery coaches, counselors, Licensed Mental Health Counselors (LMHC)

Objectives

At the conclusion of this activity, participants will be better able to:

1) Discuss the importance of harm reduction in HIV prevention

2) Name ways to address barriers to implementing HIV prevention strategies in your practice

3) Give examples of how to incorporate HIV pre- and post-exposure prophylaxis counseling and treatment in your practice

Sponsored by

This program is sponsored by BSAS, Massachusetts Department of Public Health, and Project ECHO at Boston Medical Center. 

Accreditation information

1.0 hours of continuing education units will be granted to all nurses, LMHCs, MDs, PAs, LCSW/LICSWs, and LADC/CADCs who attend and complete the evaluation within 14 days. The SUD Care Continuum ECHO is approved as a provider of continuing professional development by: American Nurses Association, Massachusetts; Boston University School of Social Work The Network for Professional Education; Boston University School of Medicine, Office of Continuing Medical Education; MaMHCA

Certificates of Participation will be granted to recovery coaches and CHWs who attend and complete the evaluation within 14 days.

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OBAT TTA is a program of Boston Medical Center (BMC), a 514-bed academic medical center located in Boston's historic South End and the largest safety-net hospital in New England.

Funding for OBAT TTA is provided by:

Commonwealth of Massachusetts Department of Public Health
Massachusetts Department of Public Health Bureau of Substance Abuse Services (BSAS)
GE Foundation

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