Addiction Rounds: Extension for Community Healthcare Outcomes (ECHO) Model

On Friday, September 30, 2016, CAMH Addiction Rounds presented a webinar: "The Extension for Community Healthcare Outcomes (ECHO) Model: Collaboration to share best-practices for mental health and addictions in primary care."

Learning objectives:

  • To describe the Project ECHO model and ECHO Ontario Mental Health’s implementation
  • Review a comprehensive approach to evaluating ECHO outcomes at provider, patient and health systems levels using Moore’s evaluation framework
  • Outline current evidence to support use of the ECHO model for the management of mental health and addiction disorders

Watch the webinar recording here.

The presenters:

  • Eva Serhal, MBA, Manager, Telepsychiatry and ECHO Ontario Mental Health at CAMH and University of Toronto In her role as the manager of ECHO Ontario Mental Health
    Eva has helped plan and implement the project and liaise with the MOHLTC to ensure suc-cessful execution and expansion. In addition, Eva has helped establish a global collaborative to support the growth and alignment of mental health and addiction ECHOs throughout the world. Eva has an MBA and is a PhD candi-date in Health Services Research at U of T’s Institute of Health Policy, Man-agement and Evaluation.
  • Allison Crawford, MD, MA, FRCPC, Medical Director, Northern Psychiatric Out-reach Program and Telepsychiatry; ECHO Ontario Mental Health Co-Chair
    Allison is the Medical Director of the Northern Psychiatry Out-reach Program and Telepsychiatry at CAMH, and co-Chair of ECHO Ontario Mental Health. Dr. Crawford has recently received funding to launch an Indigenous Wellness ECHO, in partnership with Aboriginal Outreach at CAMH, due to commence fall 2016.
  • Lisa Lefebvre, MDCM, MPH, CCFP, DABA
    Dr. Lefebvre is an Assistant Professor at the University of Toronto and a Dip-lomate of the American Board of Addiction Medicine. She completed her Fam-ily Medicine Residency, Addiction Medicine Fellowship and Master of Public Health degree at the University of Toronto. She is currently the Medical Lead for Continuing Professional Development at CAMH as well as a staff physi-cian in the Medication and Substance Program. She also works at the Ontario Medical Association as Associate Medical Director in the Physician Health Program.

Addictions Rounds is a self-approved group learning activity (Section 1) as defined by the Maintenance of Certification program of the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada.

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