Addressing America's Silent Killers with Project ECHO®
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Thank you for your interest in our program. We have reached capacity for this cohort and enrollment is now closed.
You are welcome to sign up below to be added to our waiting list in the event that seats open up or we run additional cohorts in the future.
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. Cohort II will cover similar topics as Cohort I. However, the faculty is working hard to make sure information shared is current in these rapidly changing times so participants of the last cohort are welcome to re-register.
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 September 18th and running through the beginning of January 2021.
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.
For more information contact:
Lindsey Lehet, Program Specialist