“Participating as a “SEAHEC Scholar” was one of the highlights of my graduate experience! I got to do hands-on, real-world work with students from many different health disciplines, as well as SEAHEC staff, local experts, and high school youth. SEAHEC taught us that when different health professions pool their expertise, they can tackle a problem from multiple angles at once – this can be a powerful strategy for improving community health. Health is definitely a team sport, and it was such a privilege to work and learn with this team!”
Micaela de la Rosa, MPH / MPA student, University of Arizona Continue reading
Congratulations to the community of Winchester Heights on their new locally-run non-profit organization, Winchester Heights Health Organization! Continue reading
The National AHEC Organization (NAO) Center of Excellence for Community Programs has awarded the Southeast Arizona Area Health Education Center’s Healthy Farms program for our work with the Winchester Heights community in northern Cochise County. NAO recognized SEAHEC for our unique model of community development that incorporates training for health professions students into a community health worker driven model for improving rural health and safety in marginalized communities. The Healthy Farms program hosts students and helps them conduct health related community service projects which provide much needed expertise to community health workers and their neighbors who are trying to solve persistent public health issues, often with no funding or infrastructure. Continue reading
After a three day virtual workshop, our FRONTERA students made a video to thank SEAHEC for their experience.
“My passion to serve the underserved one day as a future provider was further reinforced, so thank you!”-Christina Cañez Continue reading