Addiction Medicine Providers Echo Project

Project ECHO

Hennepin Healthcare is committed to expanding access to care for vulnerable Minnesotans through Project ECHO. We are changing the lives of patients, their families, and their communities.

Join the Project ECHO Online Learning Community

Hennepin Healthcare is committed to expanding access to care for vulnerable Minnesotans through Project ECHO.

What is Project ECHO?

  • Links a set of experts to healthcare teams in any community via Zoom
  • Community providers develop the knowledge and expertise to manage their patient population
  • Each hour-long session includes a 10-30 minute didactic and 20-25 minutes of case-based learning
  • All healthcare professionals are welcome

Integrated Opioid and Addiction Care ECHO

Every Thursday from 12:15 pm – 1:15 pm, CST

  • Education and support for providers who care for patients with problematic opioid use, including addiction
  • Training in the use of buprenorphine for opioid use disorder
  • Ongoing mentoring and case study discussions

MN Community Collaboration on Viral Hepatitis

1st and 3rd Tuesdays from 12:05 pm - 1:05 pm, CST

  • Provides education and training for the treatment of hepatitis B and C
  • Develop the knowledge to manage patients with HCV and HBV through didactic presentations and case-based learning
  • Eliminate HCV by facilitating collaboration between clinicians that treat viral hepatitis and community partners, such as community health clinics, addiction treatment centers, syringe service programs, and homeless shelters.
  • Identify and remove barriers to testing, linkage to care, and treatment for HCV and other infectious diseases.
  • Advance culturally competent care with a special focus on those most impacted by HCV, including American Indian and unhoused persons.

Perinatal Substance Use ECHO

2nd and 4th Tuesdays from 12:15 pm-1:15 pm, CST

  • Focus on the intersection of perinatal opioid and polysubstance use and perinatal mental health
  • Of interest to stakeholders who influence, provide, or support care for pregnant people experiencing mental health or substance use disorders, including students, residents, and fellows
  • Expand trauma-informed and stigma-free care for patients and their families

Race Equity and Opioid Use ECHO

2nd and 4th Wednesdays from 12:05 pm-1:05 pm, CST

  • Provides a space for BIPOC community members and health care teams to address disparities in opioid care
  • Community-empowering dialogue where all voices are valued
  • Health equity education through the lens of communities of color
  • Share community stories of lived experience
  • Build ways to engage with communities of color through community-empowering dialogue
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Trauma Informed Care and Health Equity ECHO

3rd Tuesday of the month from 12:00 PM – 1:00 PM, CST

  • Explore trauma and its impact within patients and healthcare workers
  • Consider the context each patient and healthcare worker brings to the healthcare encounter and the larger context of the healthcare system and broader society
  • Broaden and deepen understanding of trauma for improved healthcare outcomes, improved delivery of healthcare, provider/healthcare worker wellbeing
  • Recognize that trauma is bigger than just a patient experience - it lives within providers/healthcare workers and within our histories and systems

Integrative Pain Care ECHO

1st Tuesday of the month from 12:00 PM – 1:00 PM, CST

  • Explore the intersections of interventional, non-pharmacological and integrative strategies to manage chronic pain
  • Develop the knowledge of the many non-pharmacological and non-invasive evidence-based tools available to manage chronic pain
  • Aim to address this gap for health care providers to more confidently engage in chronic pain care, partnering with patients and communities
  • Our goal is to increase knowledge and access to evidence-based non-pharmacological and integrative approaches to pain care as part of the healthcare team

Each session consists of:

  • Introductions and announcements
  • A presentation on a given topic (e.g., Introduction to Opioid Use Disorders)
  • Case-based learning, where attendees present cases to the learning community and receive recommendations from both the expert panel team and other healthcare professionals.
  • Register by filling out the MailChimp form
  • You will be added to the weekly distribution list.
  • Each week we will send you an email with the Zoom link that you will need to attend a session, an updated schedule, and information on receiving CME credit.
  • If you experience any difficulty or have questions, please contact [email protected].
  • Sessions are free
  • We encourage active engagement in the learning community by sharing experience and presenting cases
  • We use Zoom and encourage you to keep your camera on.
  • We send out brief, quarterly evaluation surveys (5-10 minutes each)
  • NO - All healthcare professionals are welcome! Attendees include physicians, nurses, psychologists, counselors, social workers, healthcare administrators, community health workers, pharmacists, physical therapists, occupational therapists, and public health practitioners.
  • We send out brief, quarterly evaluation surveys (5-10 minutes each).


Katia Chernyshov Contact

Katia Chernyshov

Project Manager

Hennepin Integrated Opioid and Addiction Care ECHO

[email protected]

Esther Mwangi

Esther Mwangi

Project Coordinator

Trauma Informed Care and Health Equity ECHO

Integrative Pain Care ECHO

Racism and Substance Use ECHO

Community Health Worker and Peer Recovery Specialist ECHO(s)

[email protected]

Spielbauer Diane, echo project coordinator

Diane Spielbauer

Project Coordinator

MN Community Collaboration on Viral Hepatitis ECHO
[email protected]

This project is possible, fully or in part, as a result of grant funding recommended by the Opioid Epidemic Response Advisory Council (OERAC) and/or the Minnesota Department of Human Services. The views expressed in this publication do not necessarily reflect the official policies the Minnesota Department of Human Services; nor mention of trade names, commercial practices, or organizations imply endorsement by the state of Minnesota.