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

Viral Hepatitis ECHO

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

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
  • Short didactic session followed by case review and discussion of best practices
  • 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

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)
  • All healthcare professionals are welcome! Attendees include physicians, nurses, psychologists, counselors, social workers, healthcare administrators, community health workers, pharmacists, and public health practitioners.
  • We send out brief, quarterly evaluation surveys (5-10 minutes each).


Jill Kennedy

Hennepin Integrated Opioid and Addiction Care ECHO
Hennepin Viral Hepatitis ECHO

[email protected]