Improving resilience and recovery from traumatic events using the ECHO model

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Final report

Most adults in the US experience a traumatic event at some point in their lives. Trauma is linked to the development of mental health disorders, increased suicidality, work and relationship impairment and increased physical health conditions. Effective treatments exist, but many people don’t receive these treatments because of a lack of providers who are trained in evidence-based, trauma-focused treatment, especially those in rural or underserved areas.

This project aims to build, implement and test an ECHO (Extension for Community Healthcare Outcomes) model for disseminating evidence-based, trauma-focused care, both psychotherapy and pharmacotherapy approaches, to providers working with underserved communities in Washington state. The team will evaluate the impact and reach of the training model, with the goal of expanding the ECHO approach to improve trauma-informed mental health care throughout Washington.

Project Period:
January 1, 2021 March 31, 2022

Funding Type(s):

Garvey Institute for Brain Health Solutions

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Practice Type(s):
Online/remote/apps/social media, Primary Care, Rural

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Targeted Condition(s):
Trauma/Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI)