Medications for Opioid Use Disorder (MOUD) 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 MOUD ECHO

ASU ECHO, Blue Cross Blue Shield’s Mobilize AZ program, Arizona Health Care Cost Containment System (AHCCCS), and ASU’s Center for Applied Behavioral Health have partnered to deliver the Medications for Opioid Use Disorder 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 using MOUD. Not only is this program offered at no cost to clinicians, continuing education 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 MOUD

Meet our team

  • Matt Evans, MD
  • Christopher Abert
  • Barbara (Basia) Andraka-Christou, JD, PhD
  • Michael Dekker, DO
  • Lesley Manson, PsyD
  • Natasha “Tasha” Mendoza, MSW, PhD
  • Taylor Riedley, PharmD, BCPP
  • Charrisa Riggs, FNP
  • Beth Tranen, DO

Program schedule

The following schedule is tentative and subject to change. 

All sessions take place from noon–1 p.m. MST (Arizona time).

Date Topic Session Lead(s)
Jan. 7, 2022 Introduction to MOUD ECHO Adrienne Madhavpeddi
Jan. 21, 2022 Stigma Chris Abert
Feb. 4, 2022 Fentanyl Trends and Their Effect on MOUD Aaron Ferguson
Feb. 18, 2022 Historical Context of Racism in OUD Health Policy Chris Abert
March 4, 2022 Quarterly Research Update Basia Andraka-Christou
March 18, 2022 Supportive Services for New Moms in MOUD Treatment Hushabye Nursery
April 1, 2022 Medication-Assisted Treatment Considerations for Surgical Patients Rafik Saleh
April 15, 2022 Stigma Reduction for Diverse Patient Populations Basia Andraka-Christou
April 29, 2022 Engaging Families in Medication-Assisted Treatment Services Alexis Pleus
May 13, 2022 Managing Pain for Patients with Opioid Use Disorder Charrisa Riggs
May 27, 2022 Patient Testimonial Chris Abert
June 10, 2022 Considerations for Medication-Assisted Treatment in Rural Areas Beth Tranen and Ben Brady
June 24, 2022 Provider Biases and Impact on Patient Care Mike Dekker
July 8, 2022 Comorbid Mental Health Disorder Treatment and Referral Taylor Riedley and Mike Dekker
July 22, 2022 Quarterly Research Update Basia Andraka-Christou
Aug. 5, 2022 Suicide Prevention for Patients with Substance Use Disorder Mike Dekker
Aug. 19, 2022 Quarterly Research Update Basia Andraka-Christou
Sept. 2, 2022 LGBTQIA Patients Beth Tranen and Tasha Mendoza
Sept. 16, 2022 Improving Outcomes in Peripartum Opioid Use Disorder Lela Williams
Sept. 30, 2022 Patient Advocacy: Assisting Patients in Navigating the Health Care System Chris Abert
Oct. 14, 2022 Quarterly Research Update Basia Andraka-Christou
Oct. 28, 2022 Opioid Use Disorder Treatment for Adolescents Anthony Dekker
Nov. 18, 2022 Infectious Disease and Injection Drug Use Chris Abert
Dec. 2, 2022 Drug Policy Basia Andraka-Christou
Dec. 16, 2022 Telehealth Medication-Assisted Treatment Strategies Matt Evans


Case study

We highly encourage participants to present a case during our live sessions. Case studies are based on real-life scenarios and is an opportunity for a participant to request advice and recommendations from other participants and the Hub Team. If you have a patient case and would like to present during one of our ECHO sessions for clinical consultation and/or discussion, please fill out the form.