Binational Recognition for SEAHEC Executive Director

SEAHEC Executive Director Gail Emrick MPH with Dr. José J.Bernardo Campillo García Secretario de Salud Publica de Sonora;and Jennie Becenti, MPH Executive Director, Tohono O’odham Department of Health and Human Services.   Sonoran Governor Guillermo Padrés Elías recognized SEAHEC’s leadership in improving health care in Arizona’s border communities last week by awarding SEAHEC’s Director Gail E. Emrick the “Border Health Employee of the Year Recognition,” at the 4th annual meeting of the Binational Health Councils of Arizona and Sonora on October 24th. Presented by Sonoran Secretary of Health Dr. José Jesus Bernardo Campillo García, the award commended SEAHEC Executive Director Ms. Emrick for her work in spearheading the Arizona Border Communities Health Network among other initiatives on which she has collaborated. Continue reading

SEAHEC awarded $10K grant for leading youth to college

Posted: Friday, July 12, 2013 9:14 am
Nogales International
Jonathan Clark

Reposted from Nogales International Tuesday, July 30 2013.

Girls investigate health career choices at SEAHEC Future Health Care Leaders Summer Camp.

The Southeast Arizona Area Health Education Center, which hosts high school-based Future Healthcare Leaders clubs in communities including Nogales and Rio Rico, has been awarded a $10,000 grant from the Women’s Foundation of Southern Arizona.

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Tohono O’Odham FHL Club Launches First Summer Camp

First Tohono O'odham 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