Substance Use Disorder in Ambulatory Care - Effective Systems for Implementation

Second and fourth Tuesdays 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 SUD office visits
  • Complex scenarios in Buprenorphine prescribing and ER-Buprenorphine
  • Implementing contingency management
  • Processes to improve communication and referrals
  • Implementing contingency management 
  • Trauma-informed systems of care
  • Implementing Injectable ER-Buprenorphine 
  • Integrating harm reduction into your health system

Consider this ECHO if you are a clinician (prescribing MD, DO, NP, PA), nurse, recovery peer, social worker, pharmacist, care manager, behavioral health specialist, administrator, or quality improvement specialist. Clinics are encouraged to 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. 

This program is free and offers no-cost continuing medical education credits.

*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: 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, SUD in Ambulatory Care: Effective Systems for Implementation has met the requirements as a Lifelong Learning CME Activity (apply toward general CME requirement) for the following ABMS Member Boards: 

  • Family Medicine
  • Preventive Medicine
  • Psychiatry and Neurology
ABIM Credit: Successful completion of this CME activity, which includes participation in the evaluation component, enables the participant to earn up to 12 Medical Knowledge MOC points in the American Board of Internal Medicine's (ABIM) Maintenance of Certification (MOC) program. Participants will earn MOC points equivalent to the amount of CME credits claimed for the activity. It is the CME activity provider's responsibility to submit participant completion information to ACCME for the purpose of granting ABIM MOC credit.

Your information will be shared with the ACCME to grant credit.

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


Session/Title Date
1 - Trauma Informed SUD Care and language: the foundation for patient engagement 1/12/2023
2 - Inductions- practical strategies 1/26/2023
3 - Evidence for CM and funding sources 2/9/2023
4 - Getting started: Administrative policies, workflow, protocol and sustainability 2/23/2023
5 - Injectable medications for OUD 3/9/2023
6 - Applying Trauma Informed Behavioral Health interventions to care systems 3/23/2023
7 - Team Based Care: foundations for effective, sustainable patient care 4/13/2023
8 - Challenging scenarios in MOUD prescribing 4/27/2023
9 - Harm reduction and Culture Shift 5/11/2023
10 - Health Disparities and Structural Factors in Addictions Care 5/25/2023
11 - CM Implementation examples 6/8/2023
12 - Wellness in SUD Treatment Settings 6/22/2023
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