Echo Event Registration
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BRINGING YOUR COMMUNITY TOGETHER IN AN ECHO EVENT
It is essential that a wide-array of individuals and groups actively engage in this event. We are establishing nationwide “echo events”, where community members, healthcare providers, policymakers, funders, and leaders from the public and private sectors may come together, view the webcast, and participate in facilitated discussions designed to foster the spread of peer-based recovery in your own community.
An "echo event" is a community organized meeting that is held in tandem with the webcast. Following the webcast, the host organization of the echo event leads roundtable discussions to further the conversation surrounding recovery support and integrated care in their relevant local and state communities and systems of care. Echo events can be great opportunities to encourage discussion of community-specific strategies and to develop action plans for a given area. SAMHSA will provide a guide to facilitate specific discussion and concrete action steps relevant to your community.
Would you be willing to host an echo event? What is involved?
- Finding a space large enough to host a group of interested participants in your community, with the equipment necessary to project a webcast onto a screen for group viewing (See Planning Details)
- Inviting a range of partners in your community to participate in the webcast viewing and follow-up discussion. These partners could include, but are not limited to, mental health and substance abuse recovery community members, individuals and organizations with experience in providing peer support and peer recovery services, public and private sector primary care, mental health and substance abuse service providers, faith-based organizations, adult and youth community leaders, policymakers, funders and any individuals and organizations interested in learning more about peer recovery and its role in promoting overall health.
- Registering your echo site online with SAMHSA in advance of the webcast
- How much space do you have to accommodate your staff and partners?
- Are you open to inviting other organizations to participate?
- How do you plan on projecting the webcast?
- Do you have a screen that the webcast can be projected onto?
- Will you connect a computer to a television?
- How are you going to choose your topic(s) of conversation?
- Topics should be focused around the integration of primary care and recovery services. For example, “How might community health workers engage people in recovery in a primary healthcare setting?” or “What successful models of recovery systems have been implemented in our community already?” SAMHSA will provide a guide to facilitate specific discussion and concrete action steps relevant to your community.
- Are you aware of the peer recovery roles, services and strategies in your state, tribe or local government? How fully are these integrated across primary health and behavioral health systems of care?
- What types of resources will you need for your event to be a success?
Assistance with planning your echo site or ordering resources can be provided by contacting the Recovery Webcast team at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Echo Attendee Registration
To register as an Echo Attendee, please click here.