ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. — The Governor’s New Mexico Distinguished Public Service Awards has selected 10 winners including a Lifetime Achievement winner, the local founder of an international model to deliver and extend quality heath care and other critical resources to the world’s most vulnerable populations.
Dr. Sanjeev Arora with UNMH created Project ECHO in 2003, launched initially to reach thousands of New Mexicans with hepatitis C unable to get care.
Today Echo has expanded worldwide to cover more than 60 disease areas and complex issues with 256 academic hubs and around 600 projects ongoing in 34 countries. The ECHO “hub-and-spoke” model links expert specialist teams at an academic hub with primary care clinicians in local communities though “teleECHO” programs, according to Arora.
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