Healthy Farms Installs School Bus Shelters

Healthy Farms Installs Bus Shelters in Winchester Heights Az

Starting this school year, the children of Winchester Heights have shelter from Arizona’s often harsh climate, while they await the bus to school, thanks to SEAHEC’s Healthy Farms Program, and funding from the Cochise Community Foundation. In August, Health Professions students from the University of Arizona worked with community residents and a local contractor to construct and install two bus shelters Winchester Heights, a farming community near Willcox Arizona. Continue reading

SEAHEC Quarterly Bulletin August 2014

Rina Ornelas and Alma Irasema Garcia 2014 SEAHEC Karen Halverson Scholars

With your help, SEAHEC awarded ten Karen Halverson Memorial Scholarships to seniors pursuing a career in healthcare in Arizona. SEAHEC enjoyed an exciting and successful spring this year as our high school and health professions students made inspiring discoveries in their exploration of rural health career opportunities in southeast Arizona. SEAHEC would like to express our thanks to those who supported our Arizona Gives Day campaign with your generous contributions. Continue reading

New Inter-professional Immersion for Health Professions Students (IPEP)

Health Professions Students visit the Comedor in Nogales Sornora

On July 18-19 SEAHEC partnered with the University of Arizona MEZCOPH  to organize a two-day Service Learning Immersion for 11 interprofessional students. On arrival at SEAHEC, students participated in an Interprofessional panel discussion. Panelists included Alfredo Guevara, MD, Sergio Enciso, Pharmacist at Mariposa Community Health Center (MCHC), Susan Kunz, MPH Chief of Health & Wellness Dept. at MCHC and Alicia Sanders, Community Health Worker (MCHC). Students were able to ask a series of questions regarding personal history, professional background, and the rewards and challenges of working in a rural and border area. After the panel, SEAHEC Executive Director,  Gail Emrick provided students with an “Overview of Border Health & Immigration: Political & Economic Considerations.” Continue reading