Effective Systems for Treating Addiction

Second and Fourth Thursdays of each month, noon - 1 p.m.


This 12 session ECHO series will help clinical teams build or improve systems of care that effectively treat addiction in clinical settings. Topics may include: 

  • Team-based approaches
  • Administrative policies and protocols 
  • Standardized processes and workflows for patient office visits
  • Processes to improve communication
  • Best practices for the exchange of health information
  • Trauma-informed systems of care
  • Community referral pathways

We will select up to 10 clinical teams to participate who are in position to champion change in their organizations and provide care to patients. Teams might include: clinicians (prescribing MD, DO, NP, PA), nurses, social workers, pharmacists, nurse care managers, behavioral health specialists, administrators, and quality improvement specialists. Ideally staff will participate as part of a care team that includes a clinical champion and one or more other staff member. Participants will be selected based on their interest and geographic distribution throughout Oregon. This course is part of the OHSU Addiction Medicine ECHO certificate program; participants who express interest in completing the certificate program will receive priority access. 

Accreditation: Oregon Health & Science University School of Medicine is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

Credit: OHSU School of Medicine designates this live activity for a maximum 12.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

This program is registered for MOC through the American Board of Internal Medicine (ABIM)


Session/Title Date
1 - MAT 101- OUD, AUD, Tobacco 1/14/2021
2 - Trauma-Informed Care and neurobiology 1/28/2021
3 - Effective Harm Reduction in Primary Care 2/11/2021
4 - Getting started: Administrative policies, workflow and protocol 2/25/2021
5 - Team Based Care: foundation for effective, sustainable patient care 3/11/2021
6 - Effective and efficient patient office visits 3/25/2021
7 - Reducing harm, risk management, overdose prevention 4/8/2021
8 - Inductions 4/22/2021
9 - Efficiently managing shifting clinic culture 5/13/2021
10 - Appling Trauma Informed Behavioral Health interventions to a primary care system 5/27/2021
11 - Strategies for managing other Substance Use, benzodiazepines, in the primary care setting 6/10/2021
12 - Billing, Sustainability, Coding 6/24/2021
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