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USA SUD teleECHO™

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EXPANDING THE CAPABILITY OF PRIMARY CARE
INTEGRATING SUD PREVENTION, TREATMENT, AND RECOVERY
IN PRIMARY CARE SETTINGS

Attention Healthcare Providers – If your patients will benefit from high-quality substance use health services, from local people they know and trust, then the USA Substance Use Disorder (SUD) teleECHO™ can provide professional collaboration.

No cost to participate | Free continuing education credits available to eligible participants

Learn more about the Project ECHO® model from the ECHO® model developer, his own words.

Learn more about the Project ECHO example from India, have a global icon.

Learn about the location of over 400 worldwide Project ECHO® Hubs including the USA Substance Use teleECHO™

The goal of the USA Substance Use Disorder (SUD) teleECHOis to create a center of excellence dedicated to increasing knowledge and awareness of treating SUDs.

Background on Health Issue

According to the 2019 National Survey on Drug Use and Health (NSDUH), the following do not get needed care:

  • 80% of individuals with a substance use disorder (SUD)
  • 57% of those with mental illness
  • Fully one-third of those living with serious mental illness

PROJECT ECHO®
(Extension for Community Healthcare Outcomes)

  • A revolutionary guided-practice model
    • Aim of reducing health disparities in under-served and remote areas of the state, nation, and world
    • Implemented using a hub-and-spoke knowledge-sharing approach
      • Expert teams lead virtual clinics (hub), amplifying the capacity for providers (spokes) to deliver best-in-practice care to the underserved in their own communities.
      • Through innovative telementoring

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The USA Substance Use Disorder (SUD) teleECHO™ is supported by the Health Resources and Service Administration (HRSA) of the U. S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) as part of an award totaling approximately $1.3 million with zero percentage financed with nongovernmental sources. The contents are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily represent the official views of, nor an endorsement by HRSA, HHS or the U. S. Government.