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
27 JanuaryTreating ADHD & OUD at the Same Time
10 FebruaryCommon Co-Occurring Physical Conditions
24 FebruaryChronic Pain and Non-Opioid Pain Management
10 MarchHepatitis, HIV and substance use
24 March Hepatitis, HIV and substance use
14 AprilTreatment Approaches and High Success Rate Programs
28 April Treatment Approaches and High Success Rate Programs
12 May
Enhance Engagement in Care: Building a Therapeutic Relationship
26 MayMotivational Interviewing
9 JuneContingency Management and CRAFT
23 JuneTraditional Healing (Kratom & Abrogain)
14 JulyScreening Tools
28 JulySetting Goals and Monitoring Progress
11 AugustDeveloping a Treatment Contract
25 AugustOpioid Monitoring and Addressing Positive Drug Screens
8 SeptemberWhen to Consider Discharge
22 SeptemberHow to Measure Success
13 OctoberClinic Workflow and Program Management
27 OctoberProvider Burnout
10 NovemberDual Relationships nd Rural Communities
8 DecemberLegal and Policy Issues


Contact us at to learn more or click here to register.

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.