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
This month SEAHEC’s pilot community health worker training pilot project will wrap up, having recruited and trained 15 farmworkers to provide work place health and safety education. Topics included dealing with workplace injuries, heat and sun safety, cold and flu prevention, First Aid/CPR, and chronic disease management. The trainings also covered children’s health, nutrition and management of stress and depression.
Arizona Farmers Earn Healthy Farms Recognition
Two Arizona farms were recently recognized for being “Healthy Farms” by the Arizona-Mexico Commission.
As of summer 2011, the Arizona-Mexico Commission has begun publically recognizing farms that meet high standards for health, safety, and sanitation and collaborate with a local Community Health Center to bring health outreach services and basic health education to workers.