Show-Me ECHO recently received good news from the Missouri legislature – they voted to restore funding that had been cut from Governor Eric Greiten’s budget. The governor’s budget would have reduced funding to $1.3 million but the project will now be fully funded at $1.5 million.
Two of the ECHO specialty clinics, Chronic Pain Management ECHO and a new ECHO, Substance Use Disorder, have been funded by a SAMHSA grant to the Missouri Department of Mental Health. This grant is part of SAMHSA’s State Targeted Response to the Opioid Crisis program. Chronic Pain Management ECHO was the first ECHO clinic offered in Missouri. The Substance Use Disorder ECHO will start in the fall.