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For the seventh consecutive year, Migrant Clinicians Network is pleased to announce open registration for our Spanish language 2024 ECHO Diabetes series. Our ECHO Diabetes series consists of 6 consecutive sessions that will each address a specific diabetes self-management topic. Developed for healthcare team support staff that works directly with migrant and immigrant communities, including community health workers/promotores de salud, case managers, outreach workers, patient and community advocates, and health educators, the series will provide a more in-depth clinical and overall understanding of the disease process and ways to best manage a diabetes diagnosis and mitigate the many potential complications.

MCN’s 2024 ECHO Diabetes series incorporates the ECHO model, developed by the University of New Mexico, to facilitate discussions led by faculty, guest presenters, and participants themselves. As the series moves forward, participants will develop relationships with one another and with faculty members, have access to resources, guides, patient education materials, slides, and most importantly the knowledge of others’ experiences in their ongoing efforts to provide meaningful care around diabetes management in migrant and immigrant patient populations.

The 2024 ECHO Diabetes series will be facilitated by MCN’s Manager of Online Education and Evaluation, Martha Alvarado with Lois Wessel, DNP, FNP-BC serving as expert clinical staff. The series will have a number of clinical guest faculty who will provide in-depth education around various diabetes-related issues and concerns. Migrant Clinicians Network would like to encourage members of the healthcare team who work directly with patients in a Federally Qualified Health Center to apply.

Presented by:

Martha Alvarado

Martha Alvarado, BS

Martha Alvarado joined Migrant Clinicians Network in 2015 and is the Program Manager of Online Education and Evaluation. For the last 4 years, Martha has coordinated and been an integral part of the implementation of MCN's "ECHO Diabetes and Hypertension" Spanish series. These series are designed specifically for community health workers and promotoras de salud in rural and underserved areas to help address the specific needs of the populations they serve. Martha plays a key role in the coordination, development, and delivery of MCN's virtual and face-to-face trainings across all programs. She is bilingual (English and Spanish).

Lois Wessel

Lois Wessel, DNP, FNP-BC

Lois Wessel, DNP is a family nurse practitioner who focuses on caring for the underserved. She is bilingual (English - Spanish) and works clinically with immigrant communities. She has experience training providers in the areas of oral health, health literacy, environmental health, group medical appointments, rural health, and team-based care.

The series will begin March 5th and take place for six consecutive weeks.
Thirty positions will comprise MCN’s 2024 ECHO Diabetes cohort of learners.

Applications will be reviewed based on:

1) the applicant’s role within the healthcare team,
2) interest in participating,
3) ability to attend most if not all sessions,
4) willingness to complete all homework assignments including any surveys, evaluations, or polls.

This is a highly interactive and engaging series. Participants will be expected to engage in every session, bring forth case studies, and offer input. There will be a homework component for some of the sessions and all materials including recordings, Power Point presentations, guides, and other resources will be shared with all members of the 2024 cohort.

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This project is supported by the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) as part of an award totaling $1,204,180.00 with 0 percentage financed with non-governmental sources. The contents are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily represent the official views of, nor an endorsement by HRSA, HHS or the U.S. Government.