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Behavioral Health ECHO: American Society of Addiction Medicine (ASAM) Assessment and Problem Gambling This is a past event.

Behavioral Health ECHO: American Society of Addiction Medicine (ASAM) Assessment and Problem Gambling

Friday, September 10 at 12:00pm to 1:30pm

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SERIES DESCRIPTION

The Behavioral Health ECHO program supports primary care providers in the assessment and management of substance use and mental health disorders. The learning series will utilize the ECHO Model to train and support primary care team members, behavioral health professionals and case managers in treatment and management of substance use disorders, psychiatric illnesses and associated co-morbidities, with the goal to help enhance integrated care in identifying and treating these concerns in their patients.

This will be done by disseminating evidence based best practice care to improve patient outcomes in the form of didactic instruction as well as case discussions to enhance learning and improving quality of care opportunities. 

EDUCATIONAL NEED

Iowa is designated as a Health Professional Shortage Area especially for treatment and management of behavioral health disorders. The Behavioral Health ECHO learning series will utilize the ECHO Model to train and support primary care team members, behavioral health professionals and case managers in treatment and management of substance use disorders, psychiatric illnesses and associated co-morbidities, with the goal to help enhance integrated care in identifying and treating these concerns in their patients. This will be done by disseminating evidence based best practice care to improve patient outcomes in the form of didactic instruction as well as the feedback provided by the hub team experts and peers during case discussions will enhance quality of care and consequently patient health outcomes.

LEARNING OBJECTIVES

  • Introduction to the American Society of Addiction Medicine (ASAM).
  • Explore important considerations of the clinical population that will impact the application of the ASAM.
  • Introduction to the ASAM with a focus on applications with problem gamblers.
  • Specific considerations for Dimensions 1 through 6.

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