Effective Systems for Treating Addiction

Second and fourth Thursdays, noon - 1 p.m., PST


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 of 12.0 AMA PRA Category 1 CreditsTM. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

MOC Credit: Through the American Board of Medical Specialties (“ABMS”) ongoing commitment to increase access to practice relevant Continuing Certification Activities through the ABMS Continuing Certification Directory, Effective Systems for Treating Addiction has met the requirements as a MOC Part II CME Activity (apply toward general CME requirement) for the following ABMS Member Boards: Family Medicine, Preventive Medicine, Psychiatry and Neurology

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


Session/Title Date
1 - Trauma Informed Care/language: the foundation for patient engagement 1/13/2022
2 - Medications 101- OUD, AUD 1/27/2022
3 - Effective Harm Reduction and busting bias to support patient engagement 2/10/2022
4 - Getting started: Administrative policies, workflow and protocol 2/24/2022
5 - Team Based Care: foundations for effective, sustainable patient care 3/10/2022
6 - Effective and efficient patient office visits 3/31/2022
7 - Reducing harm, risk management, overdose prevention 4/14/2022
8 - Inductions 4/28/2022
9 - Efficiently managing shifting clinic culture 5/12/2022
10 - Applying Trauma Informed Behavioral Health interventions to care systems. 5/26/2022
11 - Strategies for managing other Substance Use, benzodiazepines when prescribing MOUD 6/9/2022
12 - Billing, sustainability, coding 6/23/2022
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