Weitzman ECHO Series for Ohio: Comprehensive Substance Use Disorder Care (May 19, 2022)

May 19, 2022

Program Information

This ECHO project connects healthcare providers and other care team members to a community of peers and subject-matter experts from Buckeye Health Plan, Ohio University, and Ohio federally qualified health centers (FQHCs) to address patients’ complex health needs related to substance use disorders.

Acknowledgement of Support

The Comprehensive Substance Use Disorder Care ECHO Program for Ohio is supported by the Centene Corporation and Buckeye Health Plan.

Target Audience

This activity is appropriate for the following audiences:

  • Primary care providers
  • Behavioral health providers
  • Other members of the care team

Registration Information

Weitzman ECHO Comprehensive Substance Use Disorder Care is offered to medical and behavioral health providers and other care team members across the state of Ohio. You should have received an access code if you are from Ohio. If you are from Ohio have not yet received an access code, please contact us here.

The Weitzman Institute partners with local and regional stakeholders to offer state or regional Project ECHO programs. If you are interested in information on these partnerships, please reach out to us here to learn more.

Learning Objectives

Upon completion of this activity, participants should be able to do the following:

  • Project a harm reduction philosophy of care into your treatment of patients experiencing substance use disorders and explain this concept to peers
  • Utilize the care team more effectively to improve the management of patients experiencing substance use disorders
  • Use motivational interviewing and other behavioral techniques to improve patient outcomes related to substance use disorders
  • Better differentiate and implement medication management strategies for patients experiencing substance use disorders
  • Illustrate trauma-informed practices in the screening, assessment, and treatment of patients experiencing substance use disorders
  • Describe and manage common co-occurring conditions and polysubstance use more effectively in patients experiencing substance use disorders
  • Distinguish and address factors related to social determinants of health faced by specific populations experiencing substance use disorders
Activity summary
Available credit: 
  • 1.00 AAPA Category I CME
    Through Joint Accreditation, Community Health Center, Inc./Weitzman Institute is able to provide American Academy of PAs (AAPA) credit to physician assistants at its activities. Participants should only claim commensurate credit with the extent of their participation in the activity.
  • 1.00 ACE/ASWB
    Through Joint Accreditation Community Health, Inc./Weitzman Institute is able to provide Association of Social Work Boards (ASWB) credit to social workers at its activities.
  • 1.00 ACPE
    Through Joint Accreditation, Community Health Center, Inc./Weitzman Institute is able to provide Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE) credit to pharmacists at its activities.
  • 1.00 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit
    Through Joint Accreditation, Community Health Center, Inc./Weitzman Institute is able to provide AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™ to physicians at its activities via Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME).
  • 1.00 ANCC
    Through Joint Accreditation, Community Health Center, Inc./Weitzman Institute is able to provide American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC) nursing credit to nurses at its activities.
  • 1.00 APA
    Through Joint Accreditation, Community Health Center, Inc./Weitzman Institute is able to provide American Psychological Association (APA) credit to psychologists at its activities.
  • 1.00 Participation Hour(s)
Activity opens: 
01/01/2022
Activity expires: 
12/31/2022
Event starts: 
05/19/2022 - 12:00pm EDT
Event ends: 
05/19/2022 - 1:00pm EDT
Cost:
$0.00

Schedule

This ECHO meets the 1st and 3rd Thursday of every month from 12-1pm ET. Below are the dates of the remaining sessions:

  • May 19, 2022
  • June 2, 2022
  • June 16, 2022
  • July 7, 2022

Faculty

Dana Vallangeon headshot Dana Vallangeon, MD, arrived at OACHC in the spring of 2019 as the new Chief Medical Officer. As CMO, she assists in efforts to lead health center clinical teams to the highest levels of quality and operational efficiency. Her dual board certification in Family Medicine and Addiction Medicine supports her work with the OACHC Behavioral Health and Quality teams to continue the adoption of effective Substance Use Disorder treatment throughout Ohio’s FQHCs. A former health center CEO and staff physician for over 17 years, she has also been a medical director at a free clinic and at a substance use disorder/mental health treatment facility, along with an ongoing role as adjunct medical school and Family Medicine residency faculty. She received her M.D. degree from The Ohio State University College of Medicine and her B.S. degree from Olivet Nazarene University.

Tracy Plouck headshotTracy Plouck, MPA, is an Assistant Clinical Professor at the Ohio University, where she works to support the Ohio Alliance for Innovation in Population Health.  The Alliance coordinates a network of nearly forty organizations that partner to address various population health challenges across Ohio. As a part of this effort, Tracy works with local communities throughout the state to build mental health and addiction service capacity.  Example activities include grant writing and administration, training and facilitation, workforce development planning, and project management responsibilities. From 2011 to 2018, Tracy was Director of the Ohio Department of Mental Health and Addiction Services. During that time she also served as President of the   National Association of State Mental Health Program Directors and as Vice Chair of the Council of State Governments’ Justice Center. For more than 20 years, Tracy held a variety of leadership roles for the State of Ohio, having served twice as the state’s Medicaid Director and also deputy director of both the Ohio Office of Budget and Management and the Ohio Department of Developmental Disabilities. Tracy currently serves as a board member of both the National Alliance for Mental Illness (NAMI) and the Delaware/Morrow County, Ohio NAMI affiliate. Tracy completed her BA at Kent State University and her MPA at The Ohio State University.

Amy Black headshotAmy Black, MSN, APRN, NP-C: For the past decade, Amy has been a primary care provider for Hopewell Health Center.  During that time, she has become involved with the Hocking County Municipal Vivitrol Drug Court program.  Amy was instrumental in the development of a Medication Assisted Treatment (MAT) program in the Hopewell Health Center Logan primary care office, and successfully rolled out the same program to other Hopewell Health Care sites in ten counties. She has presented on this MAT model at various conferences and meetings across the state. In the recent past, Amy has served as a national-level speaking provider for the pharmaceutical market. Amy earned her Associate Degree in Nursing at Hocking College School of Nursing, completed her Bachelor of Science in Nursing at Ohio University and earned her Masters of Science in Nursing from Otterbein University.  Amy is a member of OAAPN.  She also is a member of the Hocking Valley Community Hospital Board of Trustees.  In 2016, Amy was awarded the Valeria Ann Marks Substance Abuse Prevention Award.

Dawn Graham headshotDawn Graham, PhD, is an Associate Professor of Instruction in the Department of Social Medicine at Ohio University Heritage College of Osteopathic Medicine. She earned a Doctorate in Counseling Psychology from Purdue University in 2010 and a Master of Arts in Applied Behavioral Science from Valparaiso University in 1999. Clinical experience includes work at the University of Chicago Hospitals, Michigan City Area Schools, Danville Veterans Hospital, Purdue University, Porter Starke Community Mental Health, and Logansport State Psychiatric Hospital. In addition, she has experience running a multi-million dollar federal grant to promote maternal/child health in Southeastern Ohio with university and community partnerships in coordination with the Ohio Department of Health. She is a member of the American Psychological Association and previously acted as the chair of the Ohio Psychological Association Public Sector Issues committee. She is a certified community health worker through the Ohio Board of Nursing and is a CHW master trainer in the community. In addition, she has participated in national webinars and speaking engagements for SAMHSA’s- Rural Behavioral Health, The March of Dimes, and The American Institutes for Research. Areas of interest include creativity and mental health, community psychology, rural health, and policy change. Current projects include qualitative research on integrated healthcare in rural settings across the United States. Her research interests also include the impact of compassion fatigue for healthcare professionals working with underserved patients and spent years teaching Trauma-Informed Care and Mindfulness to health professionals. Within the community, Dr. Graham volunteers for Habitat for Humanity, OU Woman’s Mentoring Program, and Athens Girls Rock Camp. She is a current board member for The Gathering Place and is on the leadership team for the annual Paw Paw Festival. Dawn spends her free time camping, fishing, playing music, and chasing her three Basset Hounds.

Ericka LudwigEricka Ludwig, LPCC-S,LICDC-CS, earned her Bachelor’s Degree in Psychology from Capital University and her Master’s Degree in Clinical Mental Health Counseling from Wright State University. Ericka has been employed at Hopewell Health Centers for the past eight years providing direct clinical care to clients who have co-occurring mental health and substance use concerns. She is currently the Outpatient Supervisor/Coordinator of counseling services where she provides both direct care to a small case load of clients as well as provides clinical and administrative supervision of counseling staff. She has been involved in innovative programs addressing substance use concerns including the Hocking County Municipal Drug Court programs, Rapid Access, Project HOPE, and recovery housing. She was awarded the 2015 Hocking County Mental Health Advocate Award for her work on the creation of the county’s first recovery house.

 

Weitzman Institute Disclosure Statement

It is the policy of the Weitzman Institute to ensure that Continuing Education (CE) activities are independent and free of commercial bias. To ensure educational content is objective, balanced, and guarantee content presented is in the best interest of its learners' and the public, the Weitzman Institute requires that everyone in a position to control educational content disclose all financial relationships with ineligible companies within the prior 24 months. An ineligible company is one whose primary business is producing, marketing, selling, re-selling or distributing healthcare products used by or on patients. Examples can be found at accme.org.

Faculty participating in a Weitzman Institute-sponsored activity must disclose to the planning committee and audience all financial or other relationship(s) with ineligible companies.

Faculty Disclosures

No faculty disclosed a relevant financial relationship for this program.

Accreditation Statement

In support of improving patient care, Community Health Center, Inc./Weitzman Institute is jointly accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME), the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE), and the American Nurses Credential Center (ANCC) to provide continuing education for the healthcare team.   

Designation Statement

Through Joint Accreditation, Community Health Center, Inc./Weitzman Institute is able to provide American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC) nursing credit to nurses,  AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™ to physicians at its activities via Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME), American Psychological Association (APA) credit to psychologists, and Association of Social Work Boards (ASWB) credit to social workers at its activities.

By completing this activity you provide the Weitzman Institute permission to share completion data with the ACCME and the certifying board(s).

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Available Credit

  • 1.00 AAPA Category I CME
    Through Joint Accreditation, Community Health Center, Inc./Weitzman Institute is able to provide American Academy of PAs (AAPA) credit to physician assistants at its activities. Participants should only claim commensurate credit with the extent of their participation in the activity.
  • 1.00 ACE/ASWB
    Through Joint Accreditation Community Health, Inc./Weitzman Institute is able to provide Association of Social Work Boards (ASWB) credit to social workers at its activities.
  • 1.00 ACPE
    Through Joint Accreditation, Community Health Center, Inc./Weitzman Institute is able to provide Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE) credit to pharmacists at its activities.
  • 1.00 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit
    Through Joint Accreditation, Community Health Center, Inc./Weitzman Institute is able to provide AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™ to physicians at its activities via Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME).
  • 1.00 ANCC
    Through Joint Accreditation, Community Health Center, Inc./Weitzman Institute is able to provide American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC) nursing credit to nurses at its activities.
  • 1.00 APA
    Through Joint Accreditation, Community Health Center, Inc./Weitzman Institute is able to provide American Psychological Association (APA) credit to psychologists at its activities.
  • 1.00 Participation Hour(s)

Price

Cost:
$0.00
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Weitzman ECHO Comprehensive Substance Use Disorder Care is offered to medical and behavioral health providers and other care team members across the state of Ohio. You should have received an access code if you are from Ohio. If you are from Ohio have not yet received an access code, please contact us here.

The Weitzman Institute partners with local and regional stakeholders to offer state or regional  Project ECHO programs . If you are interested in information on these partnerships, please reach out to us here to learn more.

Required Hardware/Software

  • This online activity requires use of a device connected to the Internet, such as a computer tablet or mobile device. 
  • The ECHO will take place over Zoom, which must be accessed directly from within the activity.