Resources

The Virginia Department of Health’s collaboration with Project ECHO in New Mexico has given us a powerful framework for addressing the opioid epidemic. Health care providers across the state now have access to critical information and community resources to help those affected by substance use disorders. Positive outcomes often require complex treatment plans and a variety of community partners. Links are included here.

Opioid Case Management

Over the past several years, Virginia has experienced a substantial increase in opioid related overdose and deaths resulting from misuse and abuse replicating national trends. This prompted State Health Commissioner Marissa J. Levine, MD, MPH, FAAFP to declare the Virginia opioid addiction crisis as a Public Health Emergency in 2016. 

The Virginia Opioid Addiction ECHO is open to all practicing and licensed clinicians. The Virginia Department of Health, Virginia Department of Behavioral Health and Developmental Services, Virginia Commonwealth University, University of Virginia, and Virginia Tech Carilion are partnering to provide healthcare provider education to care for patients at risk for, or with a history of, opioid addiction. 

Hubs 

Virginia Commonwealth University
David A. Collins, MHA, CPHQ, CPHIMS, FHIMSS, CLSSGB
Telemedicine Practice Administrator
VCU Medical Center, MCV Campus
804-310-0615 | david.collins@vcuhealth.org 

Carilion Virginia Tech School of Medicine
Cheri W. Hartman, Ph. D.
Grant Project Director, Virginia ECHO Project; Building a Bridge to Treatment from the ED
Carilion Clinic, Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Medicine
804-798-7984 | cwhartman1@carilionclinic.org 

University of Virginia 
Kimberly Albero, DNP, APRN, FNP-BC
Program Manager | Project ECHO
University of Virginia, Department of Psychiatry and Neurobehavioral Sciences
757-409-1410 | ka8p@virginia.edu 

Neonatal Abstinence Syndrome

Over the past several years, Virginia has experienced a substantial increase in adverse health consequences related to opioid related misuse. Often, these consequences extend past the women to her infant diagnosed with Neonatal Abstinence Syndrome.  

The Virginia Neonatal Abstinence Syndrome ECHO is open to all practicing and licensed clinicians. The Virginia Department of Health, Virginia Department of Behavioral Health and Developmental Services, and University of Virginia are partnering to provide healthcare provider education to care for patients at risk for, or with a history of, opioid addiction and for those at risk for the impact of Neonatal Abstinence Syndrome. 

Hubs 

University of Virginia 
Kimberly Albero, DNP, APRN, FNP-BC
Program Manager | Project ECHO
University of Virginia, Department of Psychiatry and Neurobehavioral Sciences
757-409-1410 | ka8p@virginia.edu 

Sexual Violence Prevention

Hubs

Kristen Pritchard, MSW(Pronouns: she/her/hers) 

Sexual and Reproductive Health Promotion Manager 

Virginia Sexual & Domestic Violence Action Alliance 

1118 West Main Street 

Richmond, Virginia 23220 

Phone: (804) 377-0335

Traumatic Brain Injury

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Suicide Prevention

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Partner Events

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ECHO Basics

Guide to HIPAA Violations
Guide to HIPAA Violations
ECHO Infograph
ECHO Infograph
Slideshow
Welcome to ECHO Slideshow
Anatomy of an ECHO
Anatomy of an ECHO
ECHO Clinic Agenda
ECHO Clinic Agenda
Facilitator's Guide
Facilitator's Guide
OUD
Opioid Use Disorder