University of Vermont Project ECHO

About Project ECHO

The Project ECHO model™. Project ECHO® (Extension for Community Healthcare Outcomes) is an evidence-based interactive distance-learning method developed by researchers at the University of New Mexico.  The ECHO model™ links teams of interdisciplinary specialists with primary care clinicians.  During teleECHO™ sessions, experts mentor and share their expertise across a virtual network via case-based learning, enabling primary care practice teams to treat patients with complex conditions in their own communities.

University of Vermont Project ECHO Perinatal Mental Health

This program will highlight best practices and evidence-based care for screening and treating patients with perinatal mood and anxiety disorders. The series will identify strategies and emerging topics in perinatal mental health and highlight resources for patient care. The target audiences are individuals or teams of health professionals in family medicine, obstetrics/gynecology, psychiatry, internal medicine adult primary care, and pediatrics; including prescribers, nurses, mental health professionals, and social workers/case managers throughout Vermont.

This program is offered at no cost to participants through a collaboration between the Vermont Department of Health and the Vermont Department of Mental Health through the HRSA MCHB STAMPP (Screening, Treatment & Access for Mothers and Perinatal Partners) funding, and The UVM Larner College of Medicine Office of Primary Care and AHEC Program.

Participants can receive continuing medical education (CME) credits for each learning session attended.

General questions about the University of Vermont’s Project ECHO can be directed to, clinical/topic-specific questions can be directed to

January 11, 2022 - June 14, 2022

Perinatal Mental Health


This educational series starts on January 11th.  Please register by January 6th.

Pre-registration is required. This program has limited enrollment. Registrations will be accepted on a first-come, first-served basis. Cohort-based learning in a peer supportive environment is foundational to this ECHO series. This cohort will be finalized on January 6; registrations will not be accepted after that date.

Registration Form

University of Vermont Project ECHO Perinatal Mental Health Program Overview


Session DateTeleECHO Session Topic

Session Materials

1/11/2022Depression & Anxiety in the Prenatal Period (Sandy Wood, CNM, PMHNP)Slides
2/8/2022Cultural Considerations in Perinatal Mental Health (Sayida Peprah, PsyD)Slides
3/8/2022Depression & Anxiety in the Postpartum Period (Sandy Wood, CNM, PMHNP)Slides
4/12/2022Resources & Referrals (Amy Wenger, RN, Elizabeth Gilman, Carol Lang-Godin, BA, and Maria Rossi, CLC, CLD, BS)Slides
5/10/2022Bipolar Disorder in the Peripartum (Sarah Guth, MD)Slides
5/31/2022Postpartum Psychosis (Sarah Guth, MD)Slides
6/14/2022Birth Trauma/Perinatal Grief & Loss (Fiona Griffin, LCMHC)Slides