Treating Addiction in Rural Areas ECHO



HRSA - Office of Rural Health Policy,New Hampshire Charitable Foundation


United States

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We will develop the Treating Addiction in Rural Areas ECHO as part of HRSA’s Telehealth Technology-Enabled Learning Program (TTELP), to strengthen the rural behavioral health care workforce by increasing participant knowledge and application of The American Society of Addiction Medicine (ASAM) Criteria in an effort to address current and emerging patient needs, improve the quality of SUD care in rural areas, and achieve health equity for rural residents and historically disadvantaged groups. 

The Treating Addiction in Rural Areas ECHO will:

  • Increase provider knowledge, skills, and confidence to utilize The ASAM Criteria 

  • Provide access to a multidisciplinary team of experts

  • Develop a learning community of substance use disorder treatment professionals throughout New Hampshire, Maine and Vermont 
  • Utilize ongoing case-based discussions of participant-identified patients using The ASAM Criteria

The Treating Addiction in Rural Areas ECHO will involve a closed cohort of teams (2-5 staff per organization) who deliver substance use treatment, co-occurring behavioral health treatment and recovery support services in New Hampshire, Maine, and Vermont. Participants will engage in 16 one-hour sessions during the cohort period. JSI will facilitate two concurrent ECHOs each year for five years.

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This project is supported by the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) as part of a financial assistance award totaling $542,315.61 with 85.94% percentage funded by HRSA/HHS and $76,235.61 amount and 14.06% percentage funded by nongovernment source(s). The contents are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily represent the official views of, nor an endorsement, by HRSA/HHS, of the U.S. Government.



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