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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.


This series took place March 10 - July 28, 2021

Virtual sessions met on second and fourth Wednesdays

11 a.m. to noon Pacific time / Noon to 1 p.m. Mountain time.

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.

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  • 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 Accredited Continuing Education: ECHO Idaho offers free accredited continuing education credits (CE). CE credit is available for participating in live sessions only, not for watching recorded sessions. To learn about a session's CE offerings, claim CE and provide feedback, please log in to Eeds. To learn more about the University of Idaho, WWAMI’s continuing education accreditation and offerings, visit our CE webpage.

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: 208-364-4072

Fax: 208-364-3178