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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Patients & Caregivers

The STOP Practice

Source: Montifiore Health System

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.

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Guidance for Functioning During a Crisis

Source: Montifiore Health System

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.

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Leaves on a Stream Visualization Exercise

Source: Dr. Russ Harris

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.

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