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Welcome to the Reproductive Health (RH) TeleECHO Clinic – a partnership between the University of New Mexico’s Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology and Project ECHO, in collaboration with the New Mexico Department of Health, Family Planning Program.

The RH weekly teleECHO clinic  has been created to expand access and to disseminate best practices to clinicians so they are better prepared to provide evidence based reproductive healthcare. This teleECHO clinic will run from January 23rd to June 26th, 2017 and will include short didactic presentations by family planning specialists and case-based presentations by the community clinicians for feedback and recommendations. Through this teleECHO clinic we hope to increase knowledge and self-efficacy related to reproductive healthcare and to improve utilization and access to reproductive healthcare resources in the practitioners’ communities.

Clinic Scope In collaboration with the Department of Health, Family Planning Program, clinicians are recruited from across the state of New Mexico to participate in a teleECHO clinic that will focus on evidence-based reproductive health care as it applies to the provision of all methods of contraception. Some of the topics we will cover include:

  • Helping clinicians to ensure specific contraceptive methods selected by patients are appropriate for them
  • Managing problems with intrauterine devices (IUDs) including irregular bleeding profiles, malpositioned IUDs or those with missing strings.
  • A review of short acting contraceptive methods including oral contraceptive pills (ring, patch and the depomedroxyprogesterone injection, male and female permanent contraception, natural family planning and the provision of contraception to adolescents.)
Clinic Resources Adolescent Health Resources    
  • The Adolescent Health Working Group PDF toolkit. This toolkit is inclusive, asset based, and includes current (as of 2010) evidence based practices. The web URL is: http://www.ahwg.net/uploads/3/4/5/5/34557719/sexual_health_toolkit_2010_final.pdf
  • “Sexual Health and Your Patients: A Provider’s Guide” from the National Coalition for Sexual Health. This guide is designed to help primary care providers and others better integrate sexual health discussions and recommended preventive sexual health services into adolescent and young adult wellness visits. The guide can help providers to
    • Streamline their sexual history taking
    • Increase their delivery of recommended preventive sexual health services by using “at a glance” tables
    • Improve their care for LGBT patients
    • Be better prepared to discuss sexual health topics and answer patient questions
    • Become more knowledgeable about sexual health
The web URL is www.ncshguide.org/providers Other Resources
  • US MEC & US SPR App created by the CDC. The web URL is: https://www.cdc.gov/reproductivehealth/contraception/usmec.htm
  • The United States Medical Eligibility Criteria for Contraceptive Use, 2016 (US MEC) includes recommendations for using specific contraceptive methods by women and men who have certain characteristics or medical conditions.
  • This app was discussed in the first Reproductive Health ECHO session on 1/9/17


    Rameet Singh

    Rameet Singh, MD, MPH

    Medical Director, Reproductive Health Clinic Chief, Division of Family Planning, UNM Dept. of Obstetrics & Gynecology rhsingh@salud.unm.edu

    Peg Ickes, FNP-BC

    NMDOH Family Planning Program, Nurse Practitioner Consultant Peggy.Ickes@state.nm.us

    Grace McCauley, MPH

    TeleECHO Clinic Coordinator Research Coord., Division of Family Planning, Department of Obstetrics & Gynecology reproductivehealthecho@salud.unm.edu gmccauley@salud.unm.edu

    Rachelle Rochelle, MPA

    Clinic Operations Director ECHO Institute™ Office: 505-925-4755 rrochelle@salud.unm.edu

    Cynthia Olivas, 

    Nurse Manager Senior Advisor for New Mexico TeleECHO Clinics UNM School of Medicine cyromero@salud.unm.edu

    Guest Faculty and Contributors:

    Eve Espey, MD, MPH UNM OBGYN Department Chair eespey@salud.unm.edu Brenda Pereda, MD, MS brpereda@salud.unm.edu Lisa Hofler, MD, MPH, MBA lhofler@salud.unm.edu Wanicha Burapa, MD, MPH wanicha.burapa2@state.nm.us Colleen Chavez Youth Development/Health Educator Alexandra Marie Sible, PharmD Oral Contraceptive/Family Planning Leo Duran, Pharmacist George Gonzales, Pharmacist