Addiction Medicine ECHO

Project ECHO and the ANTHC Behavioral Health partnered to develop a virtual learning network focused on improving delivery of addiction medicine and medication-assisted treatment (MAT).

What is it about?

This partnership aims to:

  • Enhance best practices relevant to rural Alaska needs
  • Troubleshoot and overcome barriers
  • Offer support and resources to empower providers
  • Inform providers on the latest policies and practices

Who should attend?

Health care providers who want to learn more about addiction medicine, providers interested in starting a MAT program, and current practitioners of addiction medicine looking to support a community of practice. CEs will be available for session attendance.


The program launches Jan. 28 and will run every second and 4th Thursday of each month via Zoom throughout 2021.

Addiction Medicine ECHO 2021-2022 Session Schedule:

Meeting DateAddiction Medicine Topic
14 OctoberPregnancy and MAT
28 OctoberCommon Co-Occurring Psychiatric Conditions
11 NovemberPsychiatric Medication and MAT
9 DecemberStreet Beliefs of Harm Reduction: Dispelling Myths
13 JanuaryTreating ADHD & OUD at the same time
27 JanuaryCommon Co-Occurring Physical Conditions
10 FebruaryChronic Pain and Non-Opioid Pain Management
24 FebruaryHepatitis, HIV and substance use
10 MarchHepatitis, HIV and substance use
24 MarchTreatment Approaches and High Success Rate Programs
14 AprilTreatment Approaches and High Success Rate Programs
28 AprilEnhance Engagement in Care: Building a Therapeutic Relationship
12 MayMotivational Interviewing
26 MayContingency Management and CRAFT
9 JuneTraditional Healing (Kratom & Abrogain)
23 JuneScreening Tools
14 JulySetting Goals and Monitoring Progress
28 JulyDeveloping a Treatment Contract
11 AugustOpioid Monitoring and Addressing Positive Drug Screens
25 AugustWhen to Consider Discharge
8 SeptemberHow to Measure Success
22 SeptemberClinic Workflow and Program Management
13 OctoberProvider Burnout
27 OctoberDual Relationships and Rural Communities
10 NovemberLegal and Policy Issues
8 December1115 Waiver


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Past session recordings:

The Addiction Medicine ECHO is supported by a grant from the Foundation for Opioid Response Efforts (FORE), Improving Access to Opioid Use Disorder Treatment and Recovery Services for Underserved Populations and Communities. Its contents are solely the responsibility of the authors and do not necessarily represent the views of the FORE.