ECHO and DATA Waiver Training
Advancing Pharmacist Roles in Substance Use Disorder Treatment and Recovery Teams ECHO
The IHS and Northwest Portland Area Indian Health Board have launched the Advancing Pharmacist Roles in Substance Use Disorder Treatment and Recovery Teams ECHO . Sessions will occur every 3rd Tuesday of the month from 12-1 PM CT.
Indian Country ECHO
Indian Country ECHO provides front-line clinicians with the knowledge and support they need to manage patients with complex conditions such as: COVID-19, hepatitis C, HIV, tuberculosis, chronic pain, endocrinology, behavioral health disorders, and many other conditions.
Through ECHO sessions, IHS, Tribal and Urban Indian healthcare workers use video technology to participate in guided practice with specialist mentors and acquire new skills that allow them to treat patients that they otherwise would have referred out. Patients with chronic, complex conditions get high quality care where they live, from providers they know. No waiting months to see a specialist, or long drives back and forth to get critical care. ECHO exponentially increases access to specialty care by moving knowledge instead of moving patients.
Visit Indian Country ECHO to sign up for an ECHO clinic, submit a case, or for technical assistance.
Midwest Tribal ECHO
Midwest Tribal ECHO offers trainings to address opioid and addiction care specific to Native Americans during the first and third Wednesday of each month from 12 to 1 pm CT. Sign up to join the Midwest Tribal ECHO and visit the Zoom link to join each training.
University of New Mexico/ECHO Institute
The Expanding MAT in Rural Primary Care Settings ECHO meets every Tuesday from 12-1 pm MT. Register for each weekly session at the registration site.
The Substance Use Disorders and Chronic Pain ECHO [PDF - 280 KB] meets the 1st and 3rd Thursday of each month from 12-1 pm MT. Sign up for each session at the registration site.
DATA Waiver Training
Providers are required to complete at least 8 hours of medication-assisted treatment (MAT) training to obtain a waiver from the Drug Enforcement Agency to prescribe buprenorphine, one of the three medications approved by the FDA for the treatment of opioid use disorder. The Providers Clinical Support System (PCSS) offers free waiver training based on profession (Physician, Advanced Practice Registered Nurses, Physician Assistants, or Medical Students).