USA CON Substance Use Disorder (SUD) ECHO®

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Attention Healthcare Providers – If your patients benefit from high-quality integrated healthcare, including substance use health services, from local people they know and trust, then the USA CON and Substance Use Disorder ECHO® Program (USA CON SUD ECHO®) can provide you with interprofessional telementoring.

Background on Health Issue

According to the 2019 National Survey on Drug Use and Health, the following do not get needed care:

  • 80% of individuals with a SUD
  • 57% of those with mental illness
  • Fully one-third of those living with serious mental illness


To assist providers in accessing to the expertise and support they need to manage patients with complex health issues that require integrated care (physical and behavioral), expanding their capacity and minimizing the need to send their patients to an outside specialist


As a health professional, you are on the frontlines of the substance use treatment. You have firsthand awareness of the need for expanded treatment and how devastating substance use disorder is to patients and families. We know healthcare workers must gain the most up-to-date and accurate knowledge to reduce the stigma and increase recovery from substance use.

Our purpose is to bring healthcare professionals together in a virtual learning environment where collaboration and connection with integrated care and SUD experts will increase the frontline capacity to provide the knowledge, skills, and self-efficacy to dispel myths around SUD practices and strategies.

The first USA CON SUD ECHO® program was held from November 2021 – April 2022. Building on that experience, the next cohort sessions will share topics of mutual interest with the USA CON TBTI-IBH ECHO® program. Please visit the USACON TBTI-IBH ECHO® program webpage for review of topics and registration

The USA CON SUD ECHO®, was supported by the Health Resources and Service Administration (HRSA) of the U. S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) as part of an award totaling approximately $1.3 million, with zero percentage financed with nongovernmental sources. The contents are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily represent the official views of, nor an endorsement by HRSA, HHS or the U. S. Government and do not necessarily represent the official views of, nor an endorsement of HRSA, HHS or the U.S. Government.