Addressing America's Silent Killers with Project ECHO®
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Enrollment is now open at no cost for the new cohort launching on February 14, 2020.
Seats are limited and participants will be accepted on a first come, first served basis.
For more information contact:
Ariel Porto, Program Manager
What is Weitzman ECHO Alcohol & Smoking?
In the midst of the opioid epidemic, other substance use disorders may be overlooked by our healthcare system. Weitzman ECHO Alcohol & Smoking will address two of America's major silent killers. This 6-month program will meet twice monthly to connect primary care medical and behavioral health providers over Zoom videoconferencing to a community of peers and subject-matter experts. Each one-hour session will consist of a brief didactic presentation on key issues followed by real patient cases with actionable recommendations.
What will I gain by attending?
This ECHO will equip primary care medical and behavioral health providers with strategies for addressing problematic alcohol and tobacco use in their patients using an integrated approach. We will cover topics including advanced strategies for motivational interviewing, epidemiology and screening, medication assisted treatment, trauma-informed care, and alcohol and smoking use in special populations such as youth and the elderly. Understand these silent killers and learn how to work with your patients both with and without a diagnosed addiction. Present your challenging cases for expert recommendations and connect to peers nationally.
Are there any requirements for participation?
This program is supported by the National Council for Behavioral Health, and participation is available at no cost for primary care medical (PCPs) and behavioral health providers. However, participants should review the Weitzman ECHO Terms of Participation and are expected to attend a majority of the sessions, submit at least one case for recommendations, and share their webcam on the live sessions if they have one available.
When do sessions occur?
Sessions are held on the 2nd and 4th Fridays of each month from 11AM - 12PM ET/8AM - 9AM PT beginning on February 14th through the end of June. (Two additional off-cycle sessions will be held on May 29th and June 26th.)
How do I join the live sessions? (Do I need any special equipment?)
Weitzman ECHO sessions are held virtually using Zoom Video Conferencing. Access is available on any computer with an internet connection, phone (audio only), and smartphone.
How do I sign up?
Register below. After you complete the registration form, we will follow up with onboarding information so that you can join our live sessions! Please that note registration will be closed after we reach program capacity, so register soon!