Patient Engagement

EndoCares® Patient Outreach

Improving health disparities, one community at a time

EndoCares® is an outreach program that seeks to serve individuals and families from underserved/underrepresented communities, who are affected—or might be affected—by endocrine-related conditions. Our health service days are a welcoming, inclusive, and caring environment that provides complimentary, onsite healthcare screenings, wellness coaching, and education materials for endocrine-related conditions.  

Goals of EndoCares® 

  1. Improve access to care and reduce impact of healthcare disparities for underserved individuals and families 
  2. Raise awareness of endocrine-related health conditions and diseases, as well as complementary treatment facilities and long-term care options 
  3. Empower individuals to advocate for themselves and their family by providing continued care opportunities throughout local healthcare systems  
  4. Tackle health disparities by incorporating a diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI) lens to the planning and facilitation of each event, with a keen focus on addressing challenges specific to local populations

How does EndoCares® Work? 

EndoCares® features, all-day patient education sessions and opportunities for individuals/families to connect with endocrine practitioners and specialists, as well as other members of the community. Designed for all ages, at any stage of living, our program delivers engagement with our endocrine experts, education about the latest treatments and breakthroughs in research, and psychosocial aspects of living with endocrine diseases and conditions. 

Board certified Endocrine Society Membered Clinicians in select cities, administer voluntary health screenings such as:

  • A1c testing, 
  • Lipid panel screening,  
  • BMI assessments,  
  • Blood pressure, 
  • Eye exams,
  • Cardiovascular screening,  
  • Influenza and COVID-19 vaccinations,  
  • Fitness demonstrations,  
  • Wellness advice, 
  • Hormone health (ask the endo) talks, 
  • Follow up care and patient assistance opportunities! 

Patients and families from local communities are invited to participate in the health day opportunities – No Protected Health Information will be collected.

Opportunities include:

  • Educational consults/talks 
  • Wellness coaching 
  • Health screening opportunities  
  • Nutrition and fitness demonstrations 
  • Clinic referral resources  
  • Lifestyle giveaways  

EndoCares® 2022 

In 2022, we will be hosting EndoCares in four locations across the United States, including Baltimore, Phoenix, and Seattle. Our flagship event will take place in Atlanta, GA, on June 11, 2022. Jeehea Sonya Haw, MD, and Priyathama Vellanki, MD, will host the Atlanta event. 

Join our mailing list for updates on these upcoming events and the latest hormone health information.

Be an Exhibitor: We are seeking partners and exhibitors for our upcoming EndoCares. If you are interested in partnering to host an event in your area or exhibiting in our Cares Hall at an event, please contact [email protected].

EndoCares in Action

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For Our Members

We are excited to offer ways for to give back to your community and improve health outcomes while building increased trust in the medical and scientific community. Participate in our EndoCares® program by volunteering, hosting a service day event, creating educational resources, and investing in our growth.  

Learn more about each opportunity below and then fill out the volunteer form to let us know what you are passionate about! 

Interact, educate and engage with patients, families, and community leaders during the one-day event. Members can support by: 

  • Participating in on-site consults and screenings (A1c, lipids panel, eye exams, blood pressure, nutrition counseling, BMI (body mass index), cholesterol, waist measurement, etc.),  
  • Facilitating on-site Q&A sessions, 
  • Providing on-site support for the event, and 
  • Contributing to the development of locally relevant educational resources. 

As a DEI (Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion) Ambassador, you can increase endocrine health literacy in your community, improve underserved patients’ access to care, and demonstrate a commitment to patient outcomes. Hosts volunteer their time, expertise, and medical expertise, along with ES staff to create a successful event, followed by a bevy of local continuity of care opportunities

Support the development of translational endocrine education resources by: 

  • Creating patient guides or videos for digital endocrine awareness campaigns, 
  • Writing posts for our blog, and 
  • Sharing our point-of-care resources with your patients and in your community.

For Our Sponsors and Partners

DEI Ambassador Partners support our mission to develop and support a diverse and inclusive network of clinician, researcher, and educator members and leaders who promote health and work to eliminate endocrine health disparities in our local, national, and global communities. 

Investors, large or small, can support the growth of EndoCares and allow us to not only create more resources, but also reach more communities who are often overlooked or under supported. There are many ways to invest in the growth of EndoCares, including: 

  • Exhibit: Showcase products and services in our Cares Hall - a collection of vendor resources provided by local clinics, community health groups, local fitness clubs, and industry partners during our quarterly in-person events. 
  • Donate: Make an investment directly into EndoCares by earmarking a donation to help improve health outcomes for all.  
  • Sponsor: Help support the development of a program by providing in-kind support (medical supplies, hospitality, services, etc.). 

To explore partnership opportunities, contact [email protected] for more information. 

EndoCares in the News

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Our physician referral directory is comprised of over 6,500 members of the Society. The referral is updated daily with clinicians who are accepting new patients.
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Find an Endocrinologist

Our physician referral directory is comprised of over 6,500 members of the Society. The referral is updated daily with clinicians who are accepting new patients.

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Endocrine Library

Our library provides endocrine-related patient guides, Q&A fact sheets, and tracking logs. Our goal is to translate complex hormone health information into simplified educational snapshots that support your wellness journey.
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Endocrine Library

Our library provides endocrine-related patient guides, Q&A fact sheets, and tracking logs. Our goal is to translate complex hormone health information into simplified educational snapshots that support your wellness journey.

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For 100 years, the Endocrine Society has been at the forefront of hormone science and public health. Read about our history and how we continue to serve the endocrine community.