The purpose of the Interprofessional OUD ECHO® program is to offer continued learning opportunities about the assessment and treatment of opioid use disorders (OUD) for healthcare teams that are already prescribing buprenorphine to patients in Illinois. This sixth-month program will be led by an interprofessional team of subject matter experts (providers, social workers, nurses, and peer recovery coaches) who will help the healthcare team’s members better understand how to effectively work together to provide the highest quality of care to patients with OUD. This training opportunity is funded by the Illinois Substance Use Prevention and Recovery (SUPR) to increase access to Medication Assisted Recovery (MAR) in Illinois.
Who Should Apply?
Teams who apply must be comprised of at least one Illinois provider (i.e., Physician, Advance Practice Nurse or Physician Assistant) who is already prescribing buprenorphine, as well as at least one member from their support team who is not a provider (i.e., social worker, peer recovery coach, nurse, medical assistant, case manager, pharmacist, information tech, receptionist, etc.). The maximum team size is seven members. Eligible teams must commit to these three requirements:
What Incentives Can Team Members Receive?
Each participating team member can earn a training reimbursement of up to $600.* Team members can also earn up to 12 hours of CE or CME credit if they are eligible to earn such credit.
*Participants who attend less than six sessions will not receive any training reimbursement. Participants who attend six or more sessions will be paid a training reimbursement of $50 per session attended.