Project ECHO is a lifelong learning and guided practice model that revolutionizes medical education and exponentially increase workforce capacity to provide best-practice specialty care and reduce health disparities. The heart of the ECHO model is its hub-and-spoke knowledge-sharing networks, led by expert teams who use multi-point videoconferencing to conduct virtual clinics with community providers. In this way, primary care doctors, nurses, and other clinicians learn to provide excellent specialty care to patients in their own communities.
Launched in 2003, Project ECHO grew out of one doctor’s vision. Sanjeev Arora, M.D., a social innovator and liver disease specialist at the University of New Mexico Health Sciences Center in Albuquerque, was frustrated that he could serve only a fraction of the hepatitis C patients in the state. He wanted to serve as many patients with hepatitis C as possible, so he created a free, educational model and mentored community providers across New Mexico in how to treat the condition.
Michigan Center for Rural Health in partnership with Michigan State University College of Osteopathic Medicine is using the Project ECHO® model to create a community collaboration to assist providers and other members of the health care team throughout Northern Michigan and the Upper Peninsula to more effectively and confidently manage their infectious disease patients.
The HIV Consult Program is a partnership between the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services and Henry Ford Hospital, a leader in HIV/AIDS treatment and research. We are here to counsel and support healthcare providers about HIV care management and best practices.
Motivational Interviewing (MI) is an evidence-based practice used to help people overcome their ambivalence about change. In this interactive, skills-based workshop, participants will have the opportunity to learn about and practice the spirit of MI and both the relational and technical skills.
Learn how to become a buprenorphine waivered practitioner to treat opioid use disorder (OUD).
There are many different pathways to recovery from alcohol and other drug use disorders. Explore the different options.
Harm reduction aims to connect people who use drugs to resources and community to thrive. Whether you use drugs, or love someone who does, this page is an access point to resources that support safer drug use.
Dentists are the number one prescribers of opioids to teens and young adults in the United States. Learn more about the role dentists can play in the opioid crisis, including reducing the number of opioids prescribed post-surgery, alternative pain management strategies, best practices around safe disposal, and more. Register for our free, self-paced online classes below and earn continuing education credits.