Patients & Caregivers

Spotlight: Project ECHO

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Source: Addiction Policy Forum

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.

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Tips for Talking about Opioids and Pain with Patients

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.

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Medication Assisted Treatment – Primary Care Providers and Health Care Clinics

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.

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Payers & Providers

2019 Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) Infections

Source: Red Book On-Line: The Authority on Pediatric Infectious Diseases from the American Academy of Pediatrics

This webpage includes continuously updated Covid-19 information from the American Academy of Pediatric’s Red Book Online, which provides information for clinicians about infectious diseases.

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Critical Updates on Covid-19 for Pediatricians

Source: American Academy of Pediatrics

The Covid-19 clinician’s resource page from the American Academy of Pediatrics includes clinical guidance, coding information, telehealth resources, information to share with patients and caregivers, and practice management resources.

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Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19): Information for Internists

Source: American College of Physicians

The Covid-19 resources page of the American College of Physicians includes clinical guidance on Covid-19, resources for telehealth and practice management and links to webinars and relevant journal articles.

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AAFP: Respond to Coronavirus Resource Page

Source: American Academy of Family Physicians

The Covid-19 website page for the American Academy of Family Physicians includes information for family physicians on resources to help sustain their practices during the public health emergency as well as telehealth guidance and regular updates on developing policies, guidance and news.

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Covid-19 Health Literacy Project

Source: Harvard Medical School, Harvard Health Publishing

The Covid-19 Health Literacy Project of Harvard Medical School published Covid-19 fact sheets in 30+ languages.

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