UNH is a Project ECHO® Hub led by the UNH Institute for Health Policy and Practice, NH Citizens Health Initiative. All ECHOs operate through UNH’s Partnership for Academic-Clinical Telepractice (PACT), which is a partnership between the NH Citizens Health Initiative, UNH College of Health and Human Services' academic departments, and community partners (dictated by the ECHO topic/session).
Since launching the first UNH Project ECHO® in 2018, Partnership for Academic-Clinical Telepractice Medications for Addiction Treatment (PACT-MAT), UNH has launched three other ECHOs. See below for more information on each of the UNH Project ECHO Hub team ECHOs.
Telehealth for Special Populations During COVID-19 and Beyond ECHO®
Mental Health Care Access in Pediatrics (NHMCAP) ECHO®
Medications for Addictions Treatment (MAT) ECHO®
The NH Citizens Health Initiative recently published Planning for Project ECHO® in New Hampshire: The New Hampshire Project ECHO Planning for Implementation and Business Sustainability Project Summary Report. Click the link below to view the report.
In response to the COVID-19 pandemic, the NH Citizens Health Initiative launched Telehealth for Special Populations During COVID-19 and Beyond on May 13th, 2020. This 4-session pilot ECHO® series focuses on implementing telephonic/telehealth care with older adults, pediatric populations, and persons with a substance use disorder with complicating social determinants of health. This is the first ECHO® in NH to bring together participants from both primary care practices, community-based social services organizations, mental health and behavioral health practices, family and peer recovery and support, and more. This ECHO® is a pilot program for this unique format. Best practices and lessons learned for this approach will be shared. This telepractice learning experience is supported by the Advanced Nursing Education and Workforce Initiative (ANEW), Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.
The NH Citizens Health Initiative’s Pediatric Improvement Partnership (NH PIP) launched the NH Mental Health Care Access in Pediatrics (NHMCAP) ECHO in March 2020. The ECHO increases provider knowledge and confidence in identifying, screening, treating, and effectively referring pediatric patients with mental health concerns. The project also aims to support increased engagement with family and community resources. NHMCAP has 3 ECHO cohorts over 4 years. In addition to monthly ECHO sessions, enrolled providers have access to faculty via bi-monthly teleconsult “office hours.” A statewide referral directory of mental health providers is in development.