An integrated team of medical and mental health care providers can improve addiction treatment. The OHSU ECHO for Addiction Medicine helps medical providers in counties throughout Oregon develop integrated addiction medicine care teams in both primary care clinics and specialty clinics.
Addiction medicine expertise will be provided by two OHSU internal medicine physicians who are board-certified in addiction medicine, an Addiction Psychiatrist, a social worker who specializes in addiction, and a peer support advocate who is in recovery. The addiction medicine topics that will be covered during the 16 weekly sessions include the assessment of substance use disorder, safe use of Medically Assisted Therapy (MAT) and coordination of mental and physical health services for people with substance use disorder. Guest speakers will address other evidence-based practices such as trauma-informed care and non-medication treatments for chronic pain.
The weekly one-hour videoconference sessions include case presentations and discussion followed by a short didactic portion. CME is available for each videoconference session from the OHSU office of CME.
Please note: The OHSU ECHO Addiction Medicine clinic is a pilot project funded by a grant from the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration.