SEAHEC offers exciting summer opportunities for students who are members of their high school’s Health Career Club. Each summer, SEAHEC organizes Future Health Leaders Summer Camps and Summer Health Research Camps. These programs give students hands-on experience in participating in college life and community health projects. These programs help to build self esteem and confidence regarding going on to college and helps alleviate some of the “fear of the unknown” – a major barrier for rural and culturally underrepresented student populations. The Summer Camps also lead to increased knowledge of health professions which can lead the way for more students to make informed choices concerning their professional future.
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By Guest Blogger Katherine Nicole Welchlin On Tuesday, March 7th 2017 85 SEAHEC Future Health Leaders and their chaperones, representing six high schools, attended the Grand Canyon University’s (GCU) Forensic Science Day in Phoenix Arizona. At the event, students were able to explore the diverse field of forensic science as well as career options within the field.In the morning, students had the opportunity to tour GCU’s cadaver labs, as well as learn from a variety of informational booths. These included activities and demonstrations such as finger printing, handwriting analysis, and blood spatter reconstruction. Students later had the opportunity to hear from experts in the field speak about their work with crime scene investigations, firearms, forensic art and more. The event closed with a live police dog demonstration, lunch, and information about GCU’s STEM programs. Continue reading
SEAHEC was among the sponsors of the fourth annual Arizona Rural Health Association (AzRHA) youth leadership conference this year which was “the largest, most popular, and most successful held to date,” according to Alison Hughes, co-founder of the University of Arizona’s Center for Rural Health. Ninety eight youth participated in the conference, which gives Arizona’s rural youth a chance to explore leadership opportunities, “fine tune leadership skills, and turn them into action.” Tashina Machain, SEAHEC’s Future Health Leaders Program Coordinator served on the conference planning committee. “It was great to see so many promising youth all in one place collaborating on ideas to make a difference in their communities,” she said. The theme for the conference was “Strong Leaders Real Solutions.” The learning goals for the conference included: Provide youth with skills to advance leadership capacity. Engage youth in cross-training experiences that enable information exchange about local and complex issues impacting their communities. Train youth in methods of peer-to-peer counseling that contribute to a reduction of opioid use and abuse at the community level. Connect youth with mentors and resources to support them in their future career paths. Workshops included: Sharpen Your Leadership Skills. Peer to Peer Education on Opioid… Continue reading
Alexis Vasquez has known she wanted to pursue a health career since 5th grade. Now she works as a Family Support Specialist for Child and Family Resources in Tucson, where she provides health education and support to families in the Tucson area. Alexis was a member of SEAHEC’s Future Health Leaders Club (2010-2011) when she attended Rio Rico High School. Later, from July 2014 to May 2015, she served as a health education intern at SEAHEC. In 2015, Alexis graduated with a B.S. in Public Health and a minor in Spanish from the University of Arizona. Continue reading