Department of Family and Community Medicine
The Research Involving Outpatient Settings Network (RIOS Net) is dedicated to improving
the health of and health care delivery of traditionally underserved populations in
New Mexico. It is composed of primary care clinicians practicing in Community
Health Centers, Indian Health Service/Tribal facilities, and academic settings.
The purpose of RIOS Net is to advance the science and understanding of providing primary
care to the ethnically diverse and often low-income persons of the southwestern United States.
Its goal is to bring together primary care clinicians to collaboratively study their clinical
work, to share the unique characteristics of their practices, and to investigate ways to
improve the care that they provide.
The network will accomplish this through the establishment of a collaborative electronic
communications between primary care clinicians, by providing academic resources to clinicians,
and by addressing primary care research within network practices.