ECHO Didactics

Project ECHO: Aging, Community, and Equity (PEACE)

Project ECHO: Aging, Community, and Equity (PEACE) aims to teach about the impact of the pandemic on the mental and physical well-being of older adults living in rural communities. Click the play button below to watch each didactic presentation.

Cohort 1 (Began January 2022)
  Risks of Social Isolation and Loneliness for Older Adults during COVID-19
  Virtual Volunteers: Using Technology to Address Social Isolation during COVID-19
   Depression, Loneliness, and Well-Being
   Long COVID: An Overview
    Cognitive Decline, Dementia, Depression, COVID, or All of the Above?

Cohort 2 (Began January 2023)
  What are the 4Ms and Why Do They Matter?
  Mild Cognitive Impairment vs. Dementia
  The First M: Mentation
  The Second M: What Matters
  The Third M: Medication
  The Fourth M: Mobility
  Implementing the 4Ms: Formal Community Supports (Coming Soon)
  I mplementing the 4Ms: Formal Clinical Supports (Coming Soon)
Implementing the 4Ms: Perspectives of Care Recipients (Coming Soon)
  Implementing the 4Ms: Perspectives of Care Partners (Coming Soon)

Cohort 3 (Began February 2024)
    Attitudes About Death & Dying

Substance Use Disorder (SUD) ECHO

The Substance Use Disorder (SUD) ECHO aims to teach best practices for treatment of SUD in rural communities using a person-centered approach. Click the play button below to watch each didactic presentation.

Cohort 1 (June 2022)
  Deaths of Despair and Harm Reduction
  Syringe Harm Reduction
  Stigma, Bias, & Trauma in Harm Reduction

Cohort 2 (October 2022 - June 2023)
  Coping with Xylazine in Street Opioids
  Resourcefulness and Rural Sustance Use Disorder Practice: Countering Stigma and Bias to Preserve Relationships 
  Substance Use and SUD in Adolescents
  Chronic Pain and Substance Use Disorder
  Motivational Interviewing for Substance Use Disorder: Influencing Behavior Change
 ​ Co-Occurring SUD & Infectious Disease
  SUD Harm Reduction Strategies: Patient-Centered Treatment Planning
  Telehealth for SUD: Techniques for Assessment & Relationship Building

Cohort 3 (October 2023 - May 2024)
  Rural Substance Use Disorder Practice: Ambulatory Alcohol Withdrawal

  Caring for Under Resourced Rural Individuals
  Polysubstance Use: Xylazine
  Practical Language Interventions in Primary Care
  Co-Occurring Bipolar Disorder and SUD
  Emerging Trends in SUD: High Dose Initiation of Buprenorphine

SUD Resources

Resource Description State
Aroostook Recovery Center of Hope ARCH is a substance use peer recovery center based in Houlton, ME. Maine
Green Recovery and Sobriety Support (GRASS) A safe & supportive place for people who include cannabis in recovery. All
Maine DHHS Maine DHHS List of Substance Use Disorder Recovery Supports Maine
Portland Recovery Community Center As a recovery community organization, PRCC’s mission is to provide support, education, resources, and advocacy for people recovering from and affected by addiction, and to spread the message of hope throughout the state of Maine and beyond. Maine
Recovery Aroostook Our organization is dedicated to empowering individuals in their journey of recovery from Substance Use Disorder (SUD) and creating a community that is recovery ready. Maine
SMART Recovery SMART Recovery is the leading, evidence-informed approach to overcoming addictive behaviors and leading a balanced life. SMART is stigma-free and emphasizes self-empowerment. All
SOS Recovery Community Organization SOS Recovery Community Organization is a collaborative of peers seeking to find or maintain recovery from problematic drug use and their allies working together to create safe spaces and peer based recovery supports throughout Strafford County.   New Hampshire
UVM CORA UVM CORA’s mission is to expand addiction-treatment capacity in HRSA-designated rural counties by providing consultation, resources, training, and evidence-based technical assistance to healthcare providers and other staff. Vermont
Western Maine Addiction Recovery Initiative The Western Maine Addiction Recovery Initiative is a group of caring individuals and organizations devoted to providing a compassionate response to the crisis of substance use in Oxford County and the surrounding area. Maine

Other Resources

The Northeast Telehealth Resource Center (NETRC) is federally funded to provide technical assistance to develop, implement, and expand telehealth services in New England and New York. The NETRC also operates Telehealth Classroom, an open access portal with courses designed to assist providers, health systems, and other stakeholders in telehealth.