Boston Medical Center (BMC) Grayken Center for Addiction Training and Technical Assistance (TTA)

A Resource for Healthcare and Social Services Professionals

Substance Use Disorder Care Continuum ECHO®


BMC's SUD Care Continuum ECHO® takes place from 12:00 PM to 1:15 PM EST on the 1st and 3rd Wednesday of each month. Cycle 6 will run from September 21, 2022 to February 15, 2023.

This is a drop-in training opportunity. Boston Medical Center's (BMC) Substance Use Disorder Care Continuum ECHO® (SUD Care Continuum ECHO®) offers training and support in addiction treatment, with a focus on supporting front line addiction treatment workforce. This includes health providers in Acute Treatment Services (ATS), Crisis Stabilization Services (CSS), Transitional Support Services (TSS), Opioid Treatment Programs (OTP), long-term residential program, sober and recovery homes, primary care, and psychiatry. This free, case-based tele-mentoring drop-in program is designed to increase the capacity of health care providers to implement high-quality and evidence-based addiction treatment.

The SUD Care Continuum ECHO® is an interdisciplinary learning community that encourages participation from all members of the team caring for patients with SUD. Participants learn from experts in the field of addiction as well as from one another. Free CME, CE, and CEU credits are available.

The ECHO® Model uses a simple videoconferencing platform (Zoom) to link participants across Massachusetts and the SUD Care Continuum ECHO® Hub Team at BMC. Care teams have the opportunity to learn from each other and to receive specialist input from the interdisciplinary Hub team. The foundation of the teleECHO® clinic is case-based learning, in which participants discuss real de-identified patient cases. Each SUD Care Continuum ECHO® session includes a brief didactic relevant to the treatment of patients with addiction. Subjects include:

For more information or to register, email the BMC OBAT ECHO® team.


Project ECHO® at BMC

SUD OBAT ECHO® Team

Project Director

Colleen LaBelle

Colleen LaBelle, MSN, RN-BC, CARN, Program Director, MA State Technical Assistance Treatment Expansion of Office Based Addition Treatment (STATE OBAT), Boston Medical Center

Medical Director

Emily Hurstak

Emily E Hurstak, MD, MPH, MAS, SUD ECHO Medical Director

Program Manager/Social Worker

Danna E. Gobel

Danna E. Gobel, LCSW, Program Manager ECHO, Grayken Center for Addiction Training and Technical Assistance, Boston Medical Center

Recovery Coach

Latisha Goullaud

Latisha Goullaud, Lead Peer Recovery Coach/Peer Mom – Moms Do Care Grant, Sunflower Team – Lynn Community Health Center

Nurse Care Manager

Justin Alves

Justin Alves, RN, MSN, ACRN, CARN, CNE, Clinical Nurse Care Educator, MA State Technical Assistance Treatment Expansion of Office Based Addiction Treatment (STATE OBAT), Boston Medical Center

Evaluation Team

Matt Heerema

Matthew Heerema, MS, Clinical Research Coordinator, Grayken Center for Addiction Training and Technical Assistance, Boston Medical Center

Alicia Ventura

Alicia Ventura, MPH, Director of Special Projects and Research, Grayken Center for Addiction Training and Technical Assistance, Boston Medical Center



Grayken Center for Addiction TTA is a program of Boston Medical Center (BMC), a 514-bed academic medical center located in Boston's historic South End and the largest safety-net hospital in New England.

Funding for Grayken Center for Addiction TTA is provided by:

Massachusetts Department of Public Health Bureau of Substance Abuse Services (BSAS)
GE Foundation
Opioid Response Network

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