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.
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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
Akshay Sood, MPH, MDProf., Div. of Pulmonary &
Critical Medicine; Miners Colfax Medical
Center Chair in Mining-related Lung Diseases,
Charles L. PollardBlack Lung Coordinator,
Miners’ Colfax Medical Center
Kyla R. LeSeur, RRTDirector, Pulmonary Function Test Lab, UNM Hospitals
Lead Faculty, NM National Inst. for
Occupational Safety and Health Spirometry Training Program firstname.lastname@example.org
Rachelle Rochelle, MPAClinic Operations Manager
Stephen Murillo, BATeleECHO Clinic Coordination Team Lead
Nour Assad, MDLead Faculty, University of New Mexico Interstitial Lung Disease Program
Phone: 505 272-4751
Bruce Wissore, JD, PhDCulley and Wissore, Clinical Assistant Professor
University of New Mexico School of Medicine
Diane G JohnsonRESEP Program Coordinator, University of New Mexico School of Medicine
Sarah SalvesenProgram Director
NOWCAP Black Lung Clinics
Jolene Walker RN, BSVice President of Operations
Critical Nurse Staffing, LLC
Brian Soller, PhDAssociate Professor of Sociology
University of New Mexico