Oral Health, Mental Health and Substance Use: Recommendations and Findings from the Oral Health Integration ECHO

December 1, 2022

Using the ECHO ModelTM, the National Council for Mental Wellbeing helped advance the capacity to integrate oral health with mental health and substance use treatment services (collectively referred to as behavioral health) for 15 health provider organizations across the nation that serve a total of 227,303 individuals. The diverse group of experts and ECHO faculty members created an 18-session series that met twice monthly to present best and promising practices related to oral health and behavioral health integration, explore and understand organizational needs, facilitate peer-to-peer learning and develop necessary tools and resources to assist organizations as they advance integration. This brief provides a summary of the ECHO with evaluation findings and recommendations to advance the field of integrated oral health, mental health and substance use treatment services.