UNC Project ECHO
Let's work together
to combat the opioid
epidemic in North

We are here to help.

In addition to our ECHO clinics, which are web-based sessions with real patient cases and practical didactics, we offer free DATA 2000 waiver training to physicians and advanced practice providers. Free CME credits are also provided for participation in ECHO clinics. In addition, prescribers will receive one-to-one case consultation and mentoring from our clinical team members. When you join, your clinic will be assigned a practice coach who can help develop an individualized road map for your practice. Practice coaches are available to provide office and clinical staff training, discuss operational best practices, and support your MAT implementation efforts.

Here are just some of the areas we can help you with:

  • Patient flow and logistics
  • Policy, procedure and clinical form development
  • Program sustainability
  • Confidentiality requirements (42 CFR)
  • Informed consents/Patient contracts
  • DEA requirements and medication diversion plans
  • Medicaid policies related to treatment for opioid use disorder
Educational Assistance/Training Topics
  • Chronic disease model of addiction
  • Harm reduction for opioid drug use
  • How to increase sensitivity and reduce stigma
  • Motivational interviewing techniques
  • Using the Stages of Change Model to identify next steps
  • How to write safety plans with patients
Community Resources/Stakeholder Support
  • Referral options in your community
  • Behavioral health integration
  • Guidance for talking with families/community

Contact us via email at echo@unc.edu or by phone at (919) 966-7104.