NEW MEXICO DEPT. OF CORRECTIONS
In July 2015, NMCD joined with to collaborate on treatment for Hepatitis C. Project ECHO (Extension for Community Healthcare Outcomes) is a collaborative model of medical education and care management. The ECHO model™ does not actually “provide” care to patients. Instead, it dramatically increases access to specialty treatment in rural and under served areas by providing front-line clinicians with the knowledge and support they need to manage patients with complex conditions such as hepatitis C via Tele-Echo clinics. It does this by engaging clinicians in a continuous learning system and partnering them with specialist mentors at an academic medical center or hub. From a prevention perspective, Project ECHO also educates within facilities so that inmates can help spread awareness to peers regarding the transmission of infectious diseases, including Hepatitis C.
how is treatment determined?
NMCD’s goal is to utilize evidence-based treatment for NMCD inmates infected with Hepatitis C, while at the same time being prudent financial stewards of New Mexico taxpayer money.
Costs vary. These are rough / estimated figures.
CONTACT: LUCY RIVER, POLICY & LEGISLATIVE OUTREACH DIRECTOR: 505.259.4743