Northern New England Project ECHO: Perinatal Addiction
Great new learning opportunity for NH perinatal and pediatric providers as part of our partnership with Maine and Vermont: Project ECHO: Continuity of Care for Substance Use and Exposure during the Perinatal Period program.
Project ECHO was developed more than a decade ago at the University of New Mexico Health Sciences Center to help improve access to care for complex chronic health conditions by building capacity through virtual education and training of local primary care providers and practice teams who wish to improve their skills in managing and treating complex health conditions.
Partners from New Hampshire, Maine, and Vermont collaborate to provide teleECHO™ sessions, where experts mentor and share their expertise across a virtual network via case-based learning, enabling primary care practice teams to treat patients with complex conditions in their own communities.
Participants are building the capacity for:
- Providing consultation from an experienced team of experts and specialists through monthly web-based case conferences and teaching;
- Increasing understanding of the extent of substance use during pregnancy throughout Northern New England;
- Outlining how to identify potential substance use problems using screening protocols during pregnancy;
- Helping to support and facilitate the continuity of care for pregnant women with substance use disorders and their newborns throughout the perinatal period;