Integrated behavioral health (IBH), which is team-based care co-delivered by primary care and behavioral health clinicians, is being rapidly adopted by practices and health systems. IBH requires practice transformation to support the changes necessary for sustainable integration. However, most practices lack the expertise or access to technical assistance for successful practice transformation and, subsequently, integration. Project ECHO, an innovative dissemination model, transforms the way education and knowledge are delivered to reach more clinicians in rural and underserved communities. We used the ECHO model to develop a knowledge network in Arizona for best operational and financial practices in integrated behavioral health. In this presentation, we will describe the ECHO model and our curriculum, and share implementation outcomes.
- Describe the ECHO model and best practices for designing and joining an ECHO hub
- Review the ASU ECHO program and curriculum, including challenges and successes
- Evaluate implementation outcomes that determine the success of the ASU ECHO program
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