Tohono O’Odham FHL Club Launches First Summer Camp

Led by SEAHEC’s newest FHL program coordinator, Tashina Machain, 10 Tohono O’odham High School students, 14-19 years old, held their first annual FHL Summer Camp, where they worked with five U of A BARA students to learn important college level science study skills. The students gained hands on experience through conducting field work in their own communities and interviewing health care professionals who specialize in topics chosen by the students for their impact on community health. Topics included community agriculture as a strategy for combatting diabetes, home nursing to monitor infant health, and physical therapy, among others. At the end of the four day youth camp, the students presented their results to their community. “It is good that these kids learn early, they will learn to fix our problems and make a better life for us and themselves,” said Shirley C. Bautista, Grandmother of three camp participants, in response to the presentation. Continue reading

SEAHEC at Arizona’s 40th Rural Health Conference

Gail and Colleagues

Gail Emrick, SEAHEC Executive Director and AHEC colleagues address Arizona Rural Health Conference, August 20.
L-R Ines Pampara, WAHEC Director, Gail Emrick, SEAHEC Executive Director, Patti Taylor, GVHEC Director and Sean Clendaniel, NAHEC Center Director.
Photo: Htay Hla

Prescott- August 20, 2013 – The SEAHEC Board and Executive Director traveled to Prescott, AZ this August to take advantage of the beautiful weather and lovely setting of our former territorial capital (Prescott) and to hold our quarterly board meeting prior to our participation in the Arizona Rural Health Conference. Gail, with the other AzAHEC Center Directors, participated in a panel presentation on Inter-professional Education. Gail highlighted two recent projects which SEAHEC hosted and co-implemented in Santa Cruz County.

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San Carlos Apache Healthy Hearts Training a Success

On May 25th, Arizona Healthy Hearts partners SEAHEC, represented by Executive director Gail Emrick, and Intertribal Council of AZ, represented by Naomi Lane, traveled to San Carlos of the San Carlos Apache Nation, for the presentation of certificates of completion to the Community Health Representatives of the San Carlos Tribe.  It was a very special afternoon, as CHRs shared some of their stories about what motivated them in their work in community and what they had accomplished through the NHBLI Heart Health program. Continue reading