New England PTTC ECHO: Reducing Vaping Across New England by Building Prevention Competency & Capacity
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There is an alarming rise in the number of American teens and adults who are trying vaping. It is reversing the hard-fought declines achieved in the use nicotine. Vaping may pose serious and avoidable effects on health and brain development and the potential for addiction in youth. This Project ECHO will bring expert faculty together with groups from across New England who are focusing their efforts on substance use prevention to share knowledge and strategies to further their efforts to reduce vaping and its associated harms through case-based learning. This Project ECHO® on reducing vaping is first of a series of ECHO Projects to be initiated by the NEPTTC. Project ECHO® (Extension for Community Healthcare Outcomes) is an evidence-based distance learning method developed by researchers at the University of New Mexico. The 9-month program begins in October 2019 with monthly sessions between October and May.
- Speed the dissemination and adoption of prevention evidence-based protocols, guidelines and practices.
- Share prevention efforts that are occurring across the communities in New England.
- Build prevention capacity across communities/states.
- Promote the ability to collect and analyze data.