David Madrigal – SEAHEC Intern

2019 SEAHEC Intern David Madrigal

Being an intern with SEAHEC has made a positive impact on my career goals. It has opened my eyes and let me gain knowledge and experience with underserved communities. It has also helped me understand what needs to be done to address the disparities in the area. Continue reading

Olivia Kaur Sandhu-SEAHEC Intern

2019 SEAHEC  Intern Olivia Kaur Sandhu

I hope to one day combine my love for Public Health with a medical degree so that I can continue to work with underserved populations. The work that I have been able to do with SEAHEC has exposed me to a group of very passionate people that are all working towards improving health in a multitude of different ways. I am constantly being inspired by the people that I interact with and it has reinvigorated my drive to continue to work hard towards my dreams. Continue reading

SEAHEC Brings EPA Sponsored Environmental Health Education to Winchester Youth

As Winchester Heights families, led by the Winchester Community Action Board, gathered to raise funds for more playground equipment, their children participated in Environmental Health education. While families lined up to buy duros, a puffed wheat snack, Linda Cifuentes, SEAHEC’s Capacity Building Coordinator for Winchester Heights, and Brenda Sanchez, SEAHEC intern, held two Environmental Health Workshops funded by the Environmental Protection Agency on pesticides. The workshop was geared towards children ages 5 to 10 though all youth were invited to participate. They taught 10 participants ages 5 to 18 on what pesticides are, how exposure occurs, symptoms of exposure and prevention. All the participants answered questions and shared their thoughts, passing the assessment given to them at the end. We look forward to the continued participation of the community in community events that will strengthen neighborhood ties and community capacity to advocate for resident’s needs. Continue reading