Effective Systems for Treating Addiction in Primary Care

Sessions take place on the second and fourth Thursday of each month, 12-1 p.m.


This 12 session ECHO series will help clinical teams build or improve systems of care that effectively treat addiction in a primary care setting. 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 primary care teams to participate who are in position to champion change in their organizations and provide care within the primary care setting. Teams might include: clinicians (prescribing MD, DO, NP, ND, PA), nurses, social workers, pharmacists, nurse care managers, behavioral health specialists, administrators, and quality improvement specialists. Ideally staff will participate as part of a primary 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.

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

CME 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 in Primary Care 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.

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


Session/Title Date
0 - Zoom Open House - Optional Attendance 1/2/2020
1 - MAT 101 1/9/2020
2 - Harm Reduction Philosophy in Primary care 1/23/2020
3 - Getting started: Administrative policies 2/13/2020
4 - Getting started: Workflow and protocol 2/27/2020
5 - Team Based Care 3/12/2020
6 - Patient office visits 3/26/2020
7 - Inductions 4/9/2020
8 - Risk management 4/23/2020
9 - Best Practices for collaborating with outside agencies and the exchange of information 5/14/2020
10 - Trauma Informed Care 5/28/2020
11 - Maximizing EHR for patient care 6/11/2020
12 - Continued Learning 6/25/2020
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