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

2014 Summer Camps

SEAHEC’S Future Healthcare Leaders Clubs participated in two summer camps this June. Members of the Tohono O’odham FHL Clubs at Baboquivari and Tohono O’odham High Schools met on the Tohono O’odham Community College Campus for a week of scientific inquiry, career exploration, and traditional skill building activities. Five students from the Rio Rico and Nogales High School Clubs traveled to Phoenix to join the AHEC Future Healthcare Leaders Summer Camp hosted at Grand Canyon University. SEAHEC Future Healthcare Leaders Summer Camp Participants at Tohono O’odham Nation gathered under the traditional “wato” they built as one of their camp projects. Continue reading