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Management of Opioid Use Disorder (OUD)

The aim of Project ECHO® OUD is to develop a broad and flexible continuum of care delivery specifically to treat opioid use disorders.

Project ECHO is part of North Dakota's statewide effort to expand treatment of substance use disorders and stretch the limited resources as broadly and effectively as possible.


All Project ECHO teleECHO™ sessions are recorded and available for continuing medical education (CME) credit. Follow these instructions on how to view the online recordings.

Educational Information

Provider Tools

  • Opioid Risk Tool
    A brief, self-report screening tool designed for use with adult patients in primary care settings to assess risk for opioid abuse among individuals prescribed opioids for treatment of chronic pain.
    Webster, 2005
  • PTSD Screener for Primary Care
    The Primary Care PTSD Screen for DSM-5 (PC-PTSD-5) is a 5-item screen that was designed for use in primary care settings.
    U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs, National Center for PTSD

Project ECHO Management of Opioid Use Disorder is a Collaboration Among

Project ECHO (Extension for Community Healthcare Outcomes) is being launched in North Dakota through a collaboration between the Center for Rural Health, Departments of Family and Community Medicine and Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences, University of North Dakota, School of Medicine & Health Sciences, Blue Cross Blue Shield of North Dakota, and the North Dakota Department of Human Services.

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North Dakota Department of Human Services
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Project ECHO and the Champion Prescribers are both components of North Dakota's State Targeted Response (STR) to the Opioid Crisis grant, funded by the federal Department Health and Human Services (DHHS), Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA), administered through the North Dakota Department of Human Services.