Substance Use Disorder in Community-based Care

Wednesdays, 3:30-4:30 p.m.


This 12-session ECHO series will develop more knowledgeable, skilled and confident community-based care staff who are better equipped to deliver person-directed care to address their residents’ complex physical and behavioral health issues related to substance use disorders. Topics may include: 

  • Root causes of SUD
  • Medication Assisted Treatment in community-based care settings
  • Intersection of SUD and cognitive impairment
  • Harm reduction and Naloxone in CBC settings

We encourage you to attend as an interdisciplinary team to gain the most value from the sessions. 

Community-based care teams, including foster care, assisted living, and residential care homes are invited to attend. Team members could include the facility administrator, director of nursing, resident manager, director of social services, and direct care partners.


Session/Title Date
1 - SUD 101 4/5/2023
2 - Stigma, bias and person first language and trauma informed care 4/12/2023
3 - Root causes of SUD 4/19/2023
4 - Co-occurring SUD and mental illness 4/26/2023
5 - Intersection of SUD and cognitive impairment 5/3/2023
6 - Medication assisted treatment in CBC settings 5/10/2023
7 - Harm reduction and naloxone in CBC settings 5/17/2023
8 - Chronic pain management in the setting of substance use 5/24/2023
9 - Non-pharm evidence-based strategies for residents with SUD 5/31/2023
10 - Preventing involuntary move-outs/ Supporting residents who have experienced houselessness 6/7/2023
11 - Staff burnout 6/14/2023
12 - Resident autonomy and supporting independence, purpose and joy 6/21/2023
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