Opioid Case Management

Join the Virginia Opioid Addiction Project ECHO

Over the past several years, Virginia has experienced a substantial increase in opioid related overdose and deaths resulting from misuse and abuse replicating national trends. This prompted State Health Commissioner Marissa J. Levine, MD, MPH, FAAFP to declare the Virginia opioid addiction crisis as a Public Health Emergency in 2016.

The Virginia Opioid Addiction ECHO is open to all practicing and licensed clinicians. The Virginia Department of Health, Virginia Department of Behavioral Health and Developmental Services, Virginia Commonwealth University, University of Virginia, and Virginia Tech Carilion are partnering to provide healthcare provider education to care for patients at risk for, or with a history of, opioid addiction.


Virginia Commonwealth University 
Telemedicine Practice Administrator
VCU Medical Center, MCV Campus
804-310-0615 | david.collins@vcuhealth.org

Carilion Virginia Tech School of Medicine
Cheri W. Hartman, Ph. D.
Grant Project Director, Virginia ECHO Project; Building a Bridge to Treatment from the ED
Carilion Clinic, Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Medicine
804-798-7984 | cwhartman1@carilionclinic.org

University of Virginia 
Kimberly Albero, DNP, APRN, FNP-BC
Program Manager | Project ECHO
University of Virginia, Department of Psychiatry and Neurobehavioral Sciences
757-409-1410 | ka8p@virginia.edu