A brief overview of the Project ECHO (Extension for Community Healthcare Outcomes) initiative which connects clinical specialty providers such as addiction medicine experts with primary care providers through multi-point video conferencing technology. The model uses case-based learning where the speciallists combine brief lectures on clinical topics with case presentations and work with the primary care providers to enhance their knowledge and ability to treat conditions such as opioid use disorder. Project ECHO began in 2003 in New Mexico but now operates throughout the United States and internationally. This report is part of the Addiction Policy Forum’s Spotlight series which highlights innovative programs to address the opioid crisis.
This 2018 evaluation of a pilot program to develop integrated medication assisted treatment (MAT) programs at community health centers (CHCs) describes the lessons learned by 10 CHCs as they implemented new MAT programs at their clinics in California.
Health care providers often request guidance on how to have conversations with patients about opioids, pain treatment, addiction and other topics that may be challenging. In this collection, we have gathered materials that provide support to providers as they have these difficult conversations.
Efforts to expand patient access to medication assisted treatment (MAT) for opioid use disorder (OUD) often focus on enhancing the ability of primary care providers and health care clinics to offer MAT treatment. This collection features resources intended to help primary care providers and clinic staff establish and maintain MAT programs for their patients.
This 1-page infographic explains the STOP practice for reducing stress. Part of a collection of stress reduction materials compiled by Montifiore Health System for their patients during the COVID-19 pandemic.
This 4-page guide from the Providers Clinical Support System is designed to provide information for clinicians on using telemedicine to treat opioid use disorder (OUD) during the COVID-19 pandemic. This guide includes frequently asked questions about prescribing medications for OUD during this time,
This 4 page guide from the New York State Office of Mental Health addesses approaches to reducing stress during the COVID-19 pandemic.
This 1-page guide from the Montifiore Health System provides information on managing stress and maintaining function during the COVID-19 pandemic. The information is based on acceptance and commitment therapy (ACT) treatment models.
This 1-page guide provides a visualization exercise to help patients manage stress during the COVID-19 pandemic. The visualization exercise is based on the acceptance and commitment therapy (ACT) model and is intended to help patients manage negative thinking.
This 1-page document provides a step-by-step guide for clinicians using Apple Face Time to consult with patients during the COVID-19 pandemic.