TeleECHO Clinic is held on : 2nd Wednesdays of Each Month, 12:00 pm- 1:30 pm (MST) Register for iECHO – Allows participants to view previous didatic presentations and other teleECHO clinic resources. For more information contact us at: minerswellnessecho@salud.unm.edu

Why create the Miners’ Wellness TeleECHO Clinic? A critical need exists for skilled multidisciplinary rural teams of professionals involved in the care of coal miners, uranium industry workers, and nuclear weapons workers.

Who created the Miners’ Wellness TeleECHO Clinic? Miners’ Wellness TeleECHO Clinic was created as a result of collaboration between Project ECHO at UNM and the Southwest Mining Health Center of Excellence. The Southwest Mining Health Center of Excellence involves a novel community-university partnership in the Southwestern U.S., between a small rural hospital – Miners’ Colfax Medical Center, Raton, NM; and its academic partner – University of New Mexico School of Medicine, Albuquerque, NM. The mission of the Center of Excellence  is executed by providing a community-based forum for clinical care, scientific research, education, collaboration and advocacy. Link to the Center’s website: http://theamericanminer.org/

Mission Statement: The mission of the Miners’ Wellness TeleECHO Clinic is to improve the wellness of coal miners, uranium industry workers, and nuclear weapons workers by tele-mentoring professionals involved in their care.

Target Audience: The target audience includes clinical providers (physicians, physician assistants, nurses, and nurse practitioners), respiratory therapists, lawyers, benefits counselors, policy makers, and home health company professionals.

Goal: Using the ECHO model, the goal of the Miners’ Wellness TeleECHO Clinic is to improve the quality of care delivered to coal miners, uranium industry workers, and nuclear weapons workers in the primary target states of New Mexico, Utah Wyoming, and Montana and beyond, by mentoring multidisciplinary teams of professionals in rural communities involved in the care of these workers.

Objectives: The objectives of the Miners’ Wellness TeleECHO Clinic are to: 1.) enhance the competencies of individual professionals caring for miners; 2.) establish multidisciplinary teams of professionals; and 3.) provide a support network for professionals, thereby decreasing their isolation and improving their satisfaction.

Impact: The impact of Miners’ Wellness TeleECHO Clinic’s activities will involve: 1.) improvement in the multidimensional care offered to miners, via an increase in the number of skilled professional workforce members and 2.) establishment of a sustainable telementoring model for miners’ wellness that may be applicable to other rural communities.

Resources:

Miners’ Wellness Case Presentation Template Miners’ Wellness clinic Curriculum 2017 Donations to support educational activities at the Miners’ Wellness TeleECHO Clinic can be made to UNM Foundation. Please contact Ken at Kenneth.Thompson@unmfund.org

STAFF

Akshay Sood

Akshay Sood, MPH, MD

Professor, Division of Pulmonary & Critical Medicine; Miners Colfax Medical Center Chair in Mining-related Lung Diseases, UNM SOM Project ECHO® Miners’ TeleECHO Clinic Asood@salud.unm.edu

Elizabeth A. Kocher, MPH

Program manager, Radiation Exposure Screening & Education Program (RESEP, UNM SOM Department of Internal Medicine Project ECHO® Miners’ TeleECHO Clinic ekocher@salud.unm.edu
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Kandace Evans

Former Community Service Manager at Miners Project ECHO® Miners’ TeleECHO Clinic kevans@minershosp.com

Kyla R. LeSeur, RRT

Director, Pulmonary Function Test Lab, UNM Hospitals, Lead Faculty, NM Mational Inst. for Occupational Safety and Health Spiromety Training Program Project ECHO® Miners’ TeleECHO Clinic krlesuer@salud.unm.edu

Rachelle Rochelle, MPA

Clinic Operations Manager Project ECHO® Miners’ TeleECHO Clinic Office: 505-925-4755 rrochelle@salud.unm.edu
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Stephen Murillo, BA

TeleECHO Clinic Coordination Team Lead Project ECHO® Miners’ TeleECHO Clinic Office: 505-925-0726 minerswellnessecho@salud.unm.edu