The Endocrinology TeleECHO Clinic (Endo ECHO) trains and supports primary care providers in rural and underserved communities to improve their knowledge of and skill in the care and management of patients with endocrinologic needs. Issues like complex diabetes, thyroid disease, adrenal and pituitary disorders, hypogonadism, Polycystic Ovary Syndrome (PCOS), hyperlipidemia, metabolic bone disorders and transgender health are discussed weekly in a community of practice with a team of experts.
Specific to diabetes and unique to our program, Endo ECHO trains and supports community health workers (CHWs) to become experts in teaching self-management to patients with diabetes. According to the New Mexico Department of Health (NMDOH), there are over 200,000 individuals living with diabetes in New Mexico, yet the healthcare workforce lacks the capacity to deal with its complexities and risks. CHWs are community experts in facilitating and supporting patients and studies show that adding a CHW to the primary care team improves patient outcomes.
Endo ECHO gives primary care providers timely consultation with interdisciplinary experts including endocrinology, behavioral health, and pharmacy — along with assistance from certified diabetes educators (CDEs), social work, and others.
If you are interested in obtaining more information, please contact the Endo ECHO team by sending an email to: EndoECHO@salud.unm.edu.
Clinic Time: Wednesdays, Noon – 2:00 PM MT
How to connect to Endo ECHO
If you are on our mailing list, you will receive connection information 24 hours before the clinic start time.
If you are not currently on our mailing list and are interested in receiving communications on Endo ECHO, please contact the Endo ECHO team by sending an email to EndoECHO@salud.unm.edu and ask to be included in future mailings.
Centers of Excellence (COEs)
Endo ECHO has established COEs consisting of a Primary Care Provider and a Community Health Worker throughout New Mexico. Click here to see a map of our COEs.
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- Remote Training Equips Rural Primary Care Providers to Treat Complex Diabetes
- ENDO Video-based Helps Rural Docs Treat Diabetes
- Helmsley Charitable Trust’s $6.4 Million to Project ECHO Brings Endocrinology Care to Underserved in New Mexico
- Project ECHO Is Awarded $6.4 Million Grant for Diabetes and Endocrinology Care to New Mexico Underserved
- ENDO: Video-Based Training Helps Rural Docs Treat Diabetes