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Project ECHO Opioid Use Disorder Telementoring and Educational Sessions

What is Project ECHO?

Project ECHO (Extension for Community Healthcare Outcomes) is a movement, whose mission is to develop the capacity to demonopolize knowledge and amplify the capacity to provide best practice care for underserved people all over the world. The ECHO model links specialist teams at academic 'hubs' with providers in local communities - the 'spokes' of the model. Together, they participate in regular teleECHOsessions aimed at enhancing providers capacity to deliver best practice care.  The ECHO session consists of a case presentation followed by a discussion and recommendations and a relevant didactic from an expert in the field.  These sessions are supported by basic, widely available teleconferencing technology that enables providers to join from anywhere using a computer or mobile device. ECHO creates an ongoing learning community where providers receive support and develop the skills needed to treat a specific condition in an "all-learn, all-teach" environment.

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Find out the topics experts discuss in the upcoming SC Peers ECHO sessions.

How will ECHO provide support for South Carolina providers prescribing Medications for Opioid Use Disorders (MOUD)?

ECHO is all teach, all learn: interactive, co-management of cases, peer-to-peer learning, collaborative problem solving 

Project ECHO Opioid Use Disorder (OUD) is a resource for South Carolina healthcare providers currently providing MOUD for opioid addiction and for practitioners interested in learning more about how to become a MOUD provider in their community. The ECHO will provide telementoring support to current and future MOUD providers across the state of South Carolina. Our ECHO sessions feature brief, user-driven didactic content relevant to opioid use disorders and office-based MOUD, delivered by national experts in the treatment of opioid use disorders. The heart of Project ECHO Opioid Use Disorder is the network of physicians, physician assistants, nurses, counselors, and social workers working together to support each other in treating opioid addiction in their communities.

How can I sign up to join Project ECHO OUD?

If you are interested in joining or would like more information about our OUD ECHO, please email our Project Coordinator, Rachel Grater grater@musc.edu.

*Please provide your first and last name, email, credential/title, and name of practice. You will be added to our participant list. You will receive an email invitation for each session a week prior to the meeting. The link to log-in and connect is included in this invitation.