Current Leader

Brian Etheridge

Brian Etheridge
Location: Silver City, New Mexico Cohort Start Year: 2019 Project Topics: Behavioral and Mental Health, Early Childhood, Economic Stability, Health Care Access, Health Care Quality, Maternal and Infant Health, Public Policy Populations Served: Adolescents (12-20 years), At-Risk/Vulnerable Populations, Children (6-11 years), Children and Families, Drug/Alcohol/Tobacco Users, Foster Youth and Families, Hispanic/Latino/Latinx, Homeless Populations, Immigrants and Refugees, Low-Income Communities, Migrant Workers, Rural Communities, Women's Health, Young Children (0-5 years)
Physician/Pediatrician
Hidalgo Medical Services

FOCUS
Brian Etheridge, MD, FAAP, is a pediatrician at Hidalgo Medical Services, a federally qualified health care center in Silver City, N.M. Growing up poor in southern New Mexico, he developed an understanding of how socioeconomics and poorly designed systems impact people’s access to resources, health outcomes, and potential. Dr. Etheridge has a vision for change in which health systems at all levels seamlessly integrate to address the needs of all children and their families. He recognizes that poverty, adverse childhood experiences, and disjointed systems of care are core problems in his patients’ daily lives. His solution-focused approach involves bringing stakeholders in Grant County together to identify gaps in care, communication, and coordination. His focus is to design and carry out practical and sustainable interventions to meet children’s needs locally and regionally in a systemic fashion.

MORE ABOUT BRIAN
Brian earned his bachelor’s degree in social work after changing majors three times. Brian is a husband and father of two kids. He has real-world experience as a rural clinician and passion for engaging stakeholders to improve health care delivery and the quality of life for New Mexico’s youngest residents. Brian enjoys hanging out with his family and pets, cooking, gardening, and reading several books at a time.

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