The Extension for Community Healthcare Outcomes (ECHO) model, developed at the University of New Mexico, aims to build healthcare workforce capacity and improve access to specialty care using videoconferencing technology to provide frontline clinicians with the knowledge and support they need to manage underserved patients in their own communities. The ECHO model has been widely utilized across the globe focusing on complex conditions that require a team-based approach.
This lightening talk describes how the Jefferson Center for Interprofessional Practice and Education (JCIPE) partnered with a community-based organization, Project Home, to create an ECHO program focused on Medications for Opioid Use Disorder (MOUD) for a regional network of primary care practice teams. Project Home is a non-profit organization devoted to breaking the cycle of homelessness and poverty through providing a continuum of services comprised of street outreach, a range of supportive housing, and comprehensive healthcare services.
Addressing the Nexus theme of “Partnerships Advancing Care with People and Communities,” this lightening talk will describe the development and implementation of ECHO MOUD, the collaboration between JCIPE and Project Home, and successful strategies in building academic-community partnerships. Additionally, we will present outcomes of this project relating to primary care practice teams’ ability to provide MOUD care, as well as their sense of clinical teamwork and collaborative care, and belonging to a professional learning community. Attendees will gain ideas for approaches to leverage the strengths of academic and community partners to enhance team-based education and care for the underserved.
In support of improving patient care, this activity is planned and implemented by The National Center for Interprofessional Practice and Education Office of Interprofessional Continuing Professional Development (OICPD). The OICPD is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME), the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE), and the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC) to provide continuing education for the healthcare team.
The National Center OICPD is approved by the Board of Certification, Inc. to provide continuing education to Athletic Trainers (ATs). This program is eligible for Category A hours/CEUs. ATs should claim only those hours actually spent in the educational program.
This activity was planned by and for the healthcare team, and learners will receive Interprofessional Continuing Education (IPCE) credit for learning and change.
Physicians: The National Center for Interprofessional Practice and Education designates this live activity for AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should only claim credit commensurate with their participation.
Physician Assistants: The American Academy of Physician Assistants (AAPA) accepts credit from organizations accredited by the ACCME.
Nurses: Participants will be awarded contact hours of credit for attendance at this workshop.
Nurse Practitioners: The American Academy of Nurse Practitioners Certification Program (AANPCP) accepts credit from organizations accredited by the ACCME and ANCC.
Pharmacists and Pharmacy Technicians: This activity is approved for contact hours.
Athletic Trainers: This program is eligible for Category A hours/CEUs. ATs should claim only those hours actually spent in the educational program.
Social Workers: As a Jointly Accredited Organization, the National Center is approved to offer social work continuing education by the Association of Social Work Boards (ASWB) Approved Continuing Education (ACE) program. Organizations, not individual courses, are approved under this program. State and provincial regulatory boards have the final authority to determine whether an individual course may be accepted for continuing education credit. The National Center maintains responsibility for this course. Social workers completing this course receive continuing education credits.
IPCE: This activity was planned by and for the healthcare team, and learners will receive Interprofessional Continuing Education (IPCE) credits for learning and change.