Recovery Peers in Medical Settings

Tuesdays, noon - 1 p.m.


This 10-session ECHO series is designed to help recovery peers and clinicians integrate the peer role into various medical settings. Topics will include:

  • Peer 101—What is the Peer Role and How Can it Benefit Organizations 
  • Integrating Peers into Emergency Department, Hospital, and Primary Care Settings
  • Harm Reduction from a Peer’s Perspective
  • Self-care—Addressing Peer and Clinician Stress and Burnout

We will select up to 40 individuals including peers, peer supervisors, clinicians, and their team members to participate. Physicians (MD, DO, ND), physician assistants, nurse practitioners, nurses, social workers, pharmacists, behavioral health specialists, practice managers, and quality improvement specialists are also encouraged to register. Participants will be selected based on their interest, geographic distribution throughout Oregon, and ability to commit to the sessions. 

The program is free and has been approved for up to 12 hours of continuing education credits through the Mental Health & Addiction Certification Board of Oregon (MHACBO).


Session/Title Date
1 - Introductions & Peer 101—What is the Peer Role and How Can it Benefit Organizations 1/10/2023
2 - Harm Reduction through a Peer’s Lens 1/17/2023
3 - Medication Options to Treat SUD 1/24/2023
4 - The role of supervision 1/31/2023
5 - Self-care: addressing peer and clinician stress and burnout 2/7/2023
6 - Successful nursing relationships 2/14/2023
7 - Integrating peers into hospital settings 2/21/2023
8 - Peers in the ED 2/28/2023
9 - Tools for Peer-Provider Interactions 3/7/2023
10 - Program wrap-up 3/14/2023
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