The UW Psychiatry and Addictions Case Conference (UW PACC)
series is a new CME-accredited program designed to expand the mental health and addictions care capacity of health care professionals in remote, underserved areas of Washington. The goal of UW PACC is to develop a regional peer learning and support network for treating mental health and addictions that will ultimately result in better patient care.
Modeled after the University of New Mexico's Project ECHO (Extension for Community Healthcare Outcomes), UW PACC offers telehealth resource support to build the confidence and skills of providers who care for patients with mental and behavioral health conditions. The series is appropriate for primary care providers, mental health or addictions providers, and psychiatrists willing to engage in a proven model of distance learning.
Using interactive video, each session includes a 20-minute educational presentation from a year-long curriculum, followed by in-depth case consultations between community providers and a panel of UW Medicine psychiatrists. New attendees are welcome at any time and weekly attendance is not required.
UW PACC sessions take place every Thursday from 12:00-1:30pm, PST.
If you would like to participate, please register via the UW PACC online participant registration form
or by emailing email@example.com
. UW PACC is offered at no cost to participants, with a nominal fee for those who wish to obtain a CME certificate. This activity has been approved for AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™
The UW PACC program is funded and supported by members of the Washington State Legislature through the Safety-Net Hospital Assessment, working to expand access to psychiatric services throughout the State of Washington.
Mental-health video consults ease rural providers’ burden
. HSNewsbeat story on the UW PACC program.
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