Ohio Systems of Care Project ECHO

Using a trademarked technological platform and methodology developed at the University of New Mexico, Ohio Systems of Care Project ECHO program offers participants:

* Opportunities to present complex cases and to receive written recommendations from multidisciplinary experts
* Opportunities to develop the knowledge and skills to manage complex conditions in their own communities and to be part of a community of practice
* Brief lectures and case-based learning on topics of special interest
* Free, convenient continuing professional education

View the 2019 Ohio Systems of Care ECHO Presentations

Ohio Systems of Care Project ECHO Experts

Nichole Ammon, M.Ed., LPCC-S, Integrated Physical and Mental Health Care
Bobbi Beale, Psy.D., Trauma
Marjorie Cook, Parent Peer Support/Education Advocacy
Sara Dugan, Pharm.D., Clinical Pharmacy
Chris Filler, RN, BSN, Autism-Spectrum Disorders and Low-Incidence Disabilities
Julie Gentile, M.D., DFAPA, Psychiatry, Intellectual Disabilities
Patricia Goetz, M.D, Child and Adolescent Psychiatry
Steven Jewell, M.D., Child and Adolescent Psychiatry
Rick Shepler, Ph.D., PCC-S, Director, Center for Innovative Practices, Case Western Reserve University
P. Cooper White, M.D., Pediatrics
Denise Ben Porath, Ph.D., Dialectical Behavior Therapy
Kim Meyer, M.Ed., LPCC-S, LICDC, Trauma/Clinical Mental Health
Mike Fox, M.Ed., LPCC-S, CCDCIII, Substance Abuse
Jami Brewer, Ohio Systems of Care Project ECHO Coordinator

Ohio Systems of Care Project ECHO Case Referral, Presentation and Recommendations Process
Family and Children First Council (FCFC) coordinators may refer a case for consultation during a Systems of Care Project ECHO session to the Family and Children First Regional Liaisons, Aimee.Matusik@mha.ohio.gov and Jennie.Horner@mha.ohio.gov)

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The FCF Regional Liaison will triage referrals and request that the FCF coordinator complete a SOC ECHO case presentation form for the case selected for presentation. (Click here to download form.) The FCF coordinator contacts SystemofCareECHO@neomed.edu for information about a secure pathway for sharing the case information with the SOC ECHO experts.


Meets the first and third Thursdays of the month via Zoom technology from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m.

To learn more, email the Project ECHO team here. Register for Project ECHO here.

2020 Ohio Systems of Care Project ECHO Schedule

Jan. 16, 2020

Systems of Care Mental Health
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Rick Shepler, Ph.D., LPCC-S  

Feb. 6, 2020

Cultural Allies Program
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Isaac Baez, MPH

Feb. 20, 2020

Fetal Alcohol Syndrome Disorder
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Aubrey Page, FASD Educator

Mar. 5, 2020

Turning Inward: The Role of Cultural Humility in Service Delivery
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Marilyn Sampilo, Ph.D., MPH    

Mar. 19, 2020

COVID-19 and Impact on System of Care Practices
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Bobbi Beale, Rick Shepler and Rachel Sorg

Apr. 2, 2020

Turning Systems of Care: Developmental Disabilities 

Steve Beha

THIS ACTIVITY HAS BEEN PLANNED and implemented in accordance with the Essential Areas and Policies of the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) and the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE) through the co-sponsorship of Northeast Ohio Medical University and the Department of Family Medicine. Northeast Ohio Medical University is accredited by the ACCME and the ACPE to provide continuing education for physicians and pharmacists.

Project ECHO is a partnership with the Northeast Ohio Medical University, the Ohio Department of Developmental Disabilities, and the Ohio Department of Mental Health and Addiction Services.

Evaluate youth and young adults with difficult comorbid intellectual and developmental disabilities, substance use and mental health conditions, with consideration of social and environmental factors (i.e. social determinants of health), using a collaborative, person-centered approach to the care of youth, young adults, and families (i.e. better integration of services and behavioral health care).
* Describe and implement best practices in the treatment of children and adolescents with intellectual and developmental disabilities, substance use disorders, and mental health conditions.
* Distinguish the level of care needed for complex cases, identify appropriate referral sources and promote the use of a warm hand-off during such transitions in care.
* Identify applicability and challenges in implementing a collaborative team-based approach to care.
* Educate youth, young adult, family other community/social supports, normalizing mental and emotional /behavioral aspects of intellectual and developmental disabilities, and mental illness and substance use disorders (to reduce stigma).

Northeast Ohio Medical University designates this live activity for a maximum of 1 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Ohio Systems of Care Project ECHO is a public service offered by Ohio Department of Mental Health and Addiction Services, Ohio Department of Developmental Disabilities, the Best Practices in Schizophrenia Treatment (BeST) Center at Northeast Ohio Medical University and the Center for Innovative Practices at Case Western Reserve University.


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