MOUD ECHO with Maine Rural Behavioral Health Workforce Center (MRBHWC)

When: Bi-Monthly on Fridays, 12:00-1:00pm, May 5-October 6, 2023

Faculty: Paul Vinsel, MD; Fran Jensen, MD; and Kate Chichester, APRN

For prescribers and all office staff who work with patients with OUD in Aroostook, Franklin, Hancock, Kennebec, Knox, Oxford, Piscataquis, Somerset, Waldo, and Washington counties. Register for upcoming dates.

Upcoming dates:

  • Session 8: August 11, 2023, Mainstreaming Addiction Treatment Act
  • Session 9: August 25, 2323, MOUD: Making Treatment Appealing
  • Session 10: September 8, 2023, Strength-Based Approaches to MOUD
  • Session 11: September 22, 2023, MOUD: Supporting Continuous Patient Engagement
  • Session 12: October 6, 2023, MOUD Success Stories

Training objectives:

  • Understand Opioid Use Disorder (OUD) and physical addiction
  • Destigmatize OUD and value the individual with it
  • Explain the benefits of treatment
  • Learn the benefits of working as a team
  • Use the harm reduction approach
  • Set realistic expectations and outcomes with patients and fellow providers
  • Support ongoing patient engagement with dignity and respect
  • Utilize strength-based approaches for medications for opioid use disorder (MOUD)
  • Discuss the Addiction Treatment Act and its impacts
  • Connect patients with community supports
  • Learn from the successes of your peers and patients


Continuing Education Credits:


  • North Country Health Consortium/NNH AHEC is approved as a provider of nursing continuing professional development by the Northeast Multistate Division Education Unit, an accredited approver by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission of Accreditation. This activity has been approved for up to 12.0 Nursing Contact Hours. Activity #552
  • This activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with the accreditation requirements and policies of the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) through the joint providership of the North Country Health Consortium/NNH AHEC and Medical Care Development. The North Country Health Consortium/NNH AHEC is accredited by the NH Medical Society to provider continuing medical education for physicians. The North Country Health Consortium/NNH AHEC designates this live activity for a maximum of 12.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)TM. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Social Work:

  • This program has been approved for up to 12.0 Category A Continuing Education Credits by the National Association of Social Workers, NH Chapter. CE #4081-A through L.
    Alcohol and Drug Counselors:
  • This program has been approved for up to 12.0 contact hours by the State of Maine Board of Alcohol and Drug Counselors.
    For other professionals:
  • Up to 12.0 Professional Hours of Continuing Education.

MCD Global Health, Maine Rural Behavioral Health Workforce Center, Tri-County Mental Health Services, Co-Occuring Collaborative Serving Maine

The Rural Behavioral Health Workforce Center is supported by the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) as part of an award totaling $1,365,000 with 0 percentage financed with non-governmental sources. The contents are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily represent the official views of, nor an endorsement, by HRSA.


Aug 11 2023


12:00 pm - 1:00 pm



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