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Medication-Assisted Treatment (MAT) ECHO

Program Goal

Establish a state-level collaborative partnership to scale evidence-based education and practice in the management of patients with substance use disorder (SUD). 

About the MAT ECHO

ASU ECHO, Blue Cross Blue Shield’s Mobilize AZ program, HonorHealth, and ASU’s Center for Applied Behavioral Health have partnered to deliver the Medication-Assisted Treatment ECHO program. This program is specifically designed to provide the knowledge, support and resources necessary to increase the capacity and confidence of providers to effectively practice MAT. Not only is this program offered at no cost to clinicians, CE credit will be provided to all participants.

Who Should Attend?

  • Primary Care Providers
  • Specialist Providers
  • Behavioral Health Specialists
  • Social Workers
  • Community Health Workers
  • Case Managers
  • Anyone who is interested in learning more about best practices for MAT

Meet Our Team

  • Adrienne Lindsey, DBH
  • Christopher Abert, ED
  • Barbara (Basia) Andraka-Christou, JD, PhD
  • Michael Dekker, DO
  • Charissa Riggs, FNP
  • Beth Tranen, DO

Program Schedule

DateTopicSession Lead
February 14, 2020StigmaChristopher Abert
February 28, 2020Introduction to Opioid Use Disorder (OUD)Christopher Abert
March 13, 2020Treatment Strategies: Sobriety Only vs. Risk ReductionChristopher Abert
March 27, 2020Evidence-Based Screening and Brief Intervention TechniquesAdrienne Lindsey
April 10, 2020MAT Medication OverviewChristopher Abert, Charrisa Riggs, Beth Tranen
April 24, 2020Group Determined TopicTBD
May 8, 2020MAT InductionCharrisa Riggs, Beth Tranen
May 22, 2020Non-Judgmental Communication SkillsChristopher Abert
June 5, 2020Clinic Workflow (part 1)Beth Tranen
June 19, 2020Clinic Workflow (part 2)Beth Tranen
July 3, 2020Integrated care: Role of Case Management/Peer Support and Behavioral HealthMichael Dekker
July 17, 2020Assessment for Higher Levels of CareChristopher Abert
July 31, 2020Management of Pain in Patients with OUDCharrisa Riggs, Beth Tranen
August 14, 2020Group Determined TopicTBD
August 28, 2020Harm Reduction Techniques/Helping Pt’s Navigate an “Abstinence-Only” WorldChristopher Abert
September 11, 2020Use of Drug TestingChristopher Abert
September 25, 2020Treatment of Pregnant Women with OUDCharrisa Riggs, Beth Tranen
October 9, 2020Neonatal Opioid WithdrawalJoelle Puccio
October 23, 2020Adolescent CareMichael Dekker
November 6, 2020Legal and Policy issuesBarbara (Basia) Andraka-Christou
November 20, 2020Co-Occurring Physical and Mental Health DisordersMichael Dekker
December 4, 2020Inclusion of Other SUDs in MAT Treatment CentersMichael Dekker
December 18, 2020Future of MAT TreatmentMAT Hub Experts