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Perinatal SUD 2021

In Idaho, women with substance use disorders face many barriers to treatment, including limited access to prescribers and insurance coverage, lack of available mental health services and the fear of inadequate treatment of their condition.

For pregnant women with a substance use disorder (SUD), the situation is exacerbated by provider uncertainty. While early SUD screening and intervention can be a determining factor in reducing substance use during pregnancy, studies have found provider discomfort with responding to a positive SUD screening to be a significant contributing factor to the underutilization of evidence-based SUD screenings.

ECHO Idaho’s Perinatal Substance Use Disorder series is designed with family practitioners, pediatricians, OB/GYNs, NPs, PAs and nursing staff in mind. Led by a panel of experts, ECHO Idaho helps you learn best practices for treating patients with perinatal substance use disorder, connect with peers from around the state to discuss what really works and receive feedback on difficult patient cases.


Virtual sessions are on the second and fourth Wednesdays of the month from noon to 1 p.m. Mountain time, March 10 - July 28, 2021.

The full session schedule is here.


The target audience is family practice, pediatric, and OB/GYN physicians, NPs, PAs and nursing staff.

However, all clinicians are welcome, including social workers, care coordinators, addiction/recovery specialists and others.


Participation in ECHO Idaho is free for clinicians and organizations.

Empowered by ECHO in the NICU

Nurse Practitioner Student Finds Her Voice With ECHO Idaho’s Perinatal Substance Use Disorder Series.

Read the Story


Please register here for the ongoing sessions.

Once you register, you’ll receive convenient, day-of Zoom access direct to your inbox – join us as your schedule allows.

Not a fan of emails? Sign up for day-of reminder texts for this session.

Remember, you may claim CME/CEU up to 1.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™ and receive a certificate by completing a survey for each live session attended. See “No-Cost CME and CEU” below for more information.


  • Professional Development: Gain new skills and competencies for managing patients.
  • Creating Community: Clinician teams can increase professional satisfaction and decrease isolation, thus creating a sense of community.
  • Increased Patient Satisfaction: Patients can continue to work with you, their trusted clinician instead, of traveling long distances to be seen by a specialist.
  • Improved Quality of Care: Healthcare professionals who participate in ECHO increase their knowledge and self-efficacy.
  • No-Cost CME and CEU: ECHO Idaho offers free continuing medical education and continuing education units for attending live sessions. To claim continuing education credit and provide feedback, please complete this post-session evaluation survey.

The University of Idaho, WWAMI Medical Education Program is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

The University of Idaho, WWAMI Medical Education Program designates each live activity for a maximum of 1.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

PAs, NPs, PharmDs, RNs, Social Workers, Counselors, Therapists, CADC/ACADC/CPS and others: Learn how ECHO Idaho can help support your continuing education needs here.

ECHO Idaho is led by the University of Idaho and the WWAMI Medical Education Program.

Contact Project ECHO

Physical Address:

Idaho Water Center
322 E. Front Street, Ste. 222
Boise, ID 83702

Phone: 208-364-4698

Fax: 208-364-3178