Nursing Facility Behavioral Health

Nursing facility staff are cordially invited to participate in the Nursing Facility Behavioral Health ECHO program, offered in partnership with the Oregon Department of Human Services and the Oregon Health Authority, Health Systems Division.

This 12-session ECHO series will build the skills and knowledge of participants by covering topics such as:

  • Drug-Drug Interactions

  • Depression

  • Trauma Informed Care

  • Creating Purpose/Caregiver Burnout

  • Independence in Self Care

  • Behavioral Interventions

Benefits of participation include:

No cost to you or your facility

  • No cost to you or your facility

  • No-cost continuing education credits for LTC administrators

  • The opportunity to present your tough cases and receive feedback from a multidisciplinary team of specialists and your peers

Participation is by invitation only. We will select 15 nursing facility teams. Team members could include the following: Nursing Facility Administrator, Director of Nursing, social services, activity therapist, and a direct service staff member, such as a CNA. Teams will be selected based on their interest in the program, geographic distribution across the state, and ability to commit to attend the sessions.

Please note there will be a mandatory in-person kickoff event Wednesday, January 15th in Eugene where participants will meet the ECHO faculty, observe ECHO sessions in action and hear presentations from the faculty.



Second and Fourth Wednesdays, 1:30 - 2:30 p.m.
January 15 - June 24, 2020


  • Susan S. Rose, Ph.D., N.P. Gerontologist, Legacy Health

  • Maureen Nash, M.D., Geriatric Psychiatrist, Medical Director, Providence Elder Place

  • Sarah Foidel, O.T.D., O.T.R./t, Occupational Therapist, Assistant Professor, Pacific University

  • Janet Holboke, M.S.W., L.C.S.W., Older Adult Behavioral Health Specialist, Greater Oregon Behavioral Health, Inc,

  • Joanne Rader, R.N, M.N., Nurse Expert, Independent Consultant