PI: Sanjeev Arora, MD, MACP, FACG & Joanna Katzman, MD, MSPH
Amount: $1,500,000
Timeline: Apr. 2022 - Mar. 2025
Area: Professional Education
Cohort: Prevention

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Training School- and Community-Based Providers to Prevent and Manage Pain, Trauma, and Opioid Abuse for New Mexico’s Youth

This project uses the Project ECHO model to train health care providers in school, medical, and community settings on the risk factors that contribute to opioid use among children and adolescents, as well as how to identify, mitigate, support, and connect children and adolescents with treatment. The Project ECHO model relies on virtual training and tele-mentoring sessions to connect providers in rural and underserved communities to specialists at academic medical centers. The team expects to reach 500 providers over three years in a state that has some of the highest rates of adverse childhood events in the U.S., contributing to high rates of depression, suicide, and substance misuse.