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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, Arizona Health Care Cost Containment System (AHCCCS), 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
  • Barbara (Basia) Andraka-Christou, JD, PhD
  • Michael Dekker, DO
  • Charrisa Riggs, FNP
  • Beth Tranen, DO

Program Schedule

All sessions take place from 12 p.m. – 1 p.m. MST

Date Topic Session Lead(s)
January 15, 2021 MAT ECHO Orientation Adrienne White
January 29, 2021 Using Person-Centered Language in Practice and Policy Chris Abert
February 12, 2021 Buprenorphine Induction/Initiation Beth Tranen
February 26, 2021 Introduction to Social Determinants of Health Haley Coles
March 12, 2021 Advanced Motivational Interviewing Skills Adrienne Lindsey
March 26, 2021 MAT Funding for Uninsured Patients Jeremy Reed
Matt Gioia
April 9, 2021 Emerging Trends in Novel Synthetic Opioid Use Raminta Daniulaityte
April 23, 2021 Innovations in Care: 24/7 MAT Clinics Susan Hadley
May 7, 2021 MAT Pharmacology Steve Dudley
May 21, 2021 Social Determinants of Health: Racial and Ethnic Disparities in Access to OUD Treatment Basia Andraka-Christou
June 4, 2021 Harm Reduction Strategies Chris Abert
June 18, 2021 Managing Precipitated Withdrawal Charrisa Riggs
July 16, 2021 Cultural Competency (specific to SUDs) Haley Coles
July 30, 2021 Group Determined Topic TBD
August 13, 2021 HIV/HCV/Opioid Overdose: Combatting the “Syndemic” Chris Abert
August 27, 2021 Social Determinants of Health: MAT Policy and the Criminal Justice System Basia Andraka-Christou
September 10, 2021 MAT Research in Arizona: Preliminary Findings Beth Myerson
Ben Brady
September 24, 2021 Opioid Assistance and Referral Line (OAR) Line Steve Dudley
October 8, 2021 Group Determined Topic TBD
October 22, 2021 MAT Ethical Considerations Charrisa Riggs
November 5, 2021 Medication Selection for Pregnant Women with OUD Joelle Puccio
November 19, 2021 Overdose Prevention and Naloxone Chris Abert
December 3, 2021 Syringe Service Programs Chris Abert
December 17, 2021 Group Determined Topic TBD