LGBTQIA+ Opioid Response Network (ORN) ECHO Series: April-September 2023 Cohort

The Fenway Institute National LGBTQIA+ Health Education Center in partnership with the Opioid Response Network bring you a Project ECHO series to train facilities on prevention, harm reduction, treatment, and recovery services for opioid use disorders (OUDs) and stimulant use disorders in the LGBTQIA+ community. Each session has been archived below, including any resources or slide decks that have been made available.

What is ECHO?

Project ECHO (Extension for Community Healthcare Outcomes) is an “all teach, all learn” multidisciplinary approach in which participants engage in a virtual community comprised of peers to provide support, guidance and feedback with one goal in mind: improving healthcare outcomes. During these ECHO sessions, participants will have the opportunity to present real-life cases to specialists in their respective field of study as an opportunity to share successes and areas of interest for growth and learning. This environment fosters a sense of community and patient focused care.

Want to learn more about the Opioid Response Network (ORN)?

Visit the ORN webpage at

Want to learn more about Project ECHO?

Visit the Project ECHO webpage at

ECHO Session Archive (April 11th-September 26th)
Password has been sent out to cohort attendees via email; please contact Dennis Adey at [email protected] for questions or concerns

Session 1Opioid Use Disorder in the LGBTQIA+ Community– April 9th

Session 2: -Trauma Informed Care (TIC)/ Harm Reduction and Opioid Use Disorder -April 25th

Session 3: Mental Health and OUD: Addressing Anxiety, Stigma, Depression, and PTSD in LGBTQIA+ Patients- May 9th

Session 4: Linkage to OUD Treatment Services- May 23rd

Session 5: Engagement in OUD Care: Effective Methods for Working with Patients with OUD- June 13th

Session 6: Pharmacology of OUD: June 20th

Session 7: Medication Assisted Treatment (MAT) Options- July 11th

Session 8: OUD and Pain Management- July 18th

Session 9: Addressing Comorbidities: HIV/ Syphilis/ Hepatitis C Management with OUD- August 8th

Session 10: Naloxone Training: Overdose Prevention/Reversal

Session 11: Community Outreach Role in OUD: Syringe Service Exchange Program and Peer Support- September 12th

Session 12: OUD Care Coordination Considerations (Housing/Transportation)- September 26th

For questions or more information on the LGBTQIA+ Division of Health Education, please email