Chiricahua Mobile Center Provides Free Flu Shots and Health Visits in Winchester Heights

Chiricahua Staff are able to meet with Winchester Heights residents at the new community center, improving access to health care and information.

On Friday October 12th the Chiricahua Mobile Clinic, operated by Chiricahua Community Health Centers, Inc. (CCHCI) parked next to Winchester Community Center for the first time, serving the residents of Winchester Heights and the surrounding area. Jane Williamson-Davenport, the mobile clinic coordinator, and her team of health practitioners provided medical services for patients. Continue reading

SEAHEC’s Healthy Farms CHWs Earn CPR Certification

SEAHEC’s Healthy Farms community health worker (CHW) team earned their CPR certification in September, 2018. The  CHWs or promotores took the full CPR training with practice on dummies. They all passed the exam at the end of the course and received their certification. “It was a successful training!” reported SEAHEC Community Capacity Building Coordinator, Linda Cifuentes. She and Lauren Acosta NP, a Northern Arizona University faculty member, organized the training. Team members who took the training included Josefina Salazar, Yazaida Esquilin, Vanessa Valenzuela Castillo, Jesus Garcia, and Aida Dominguez. The training was conducted in Spanish by Jeffrey Osterhoudt, of Delta4 Medical. Mr. Osterhoudt is certified by the American Heart Association to teach CPR, and is a former Special Forces Medic. “Winchester Heights has the beginnings of pool of healthcare providers to help provide medical treatment in the 20 minutes or so it’ll take to respond by ambulance,” Mr. Osterhoudt commented on his Facebook Page.   Continue reading

SEAHEC wins Non-Profit Organization of the Year Award

SEAHEC Executive Director Gail Emrick

On September 6th 2018, the Arizona Community Foundation Names SEAHEC Nonprofit of the Year and awards $3,555 grant through the Cochise fund.
“We are so grateful for this recognition. The work we do helps farmworkers and their children, one of the most vulnerable populations in the county. The funds from the ACF, Legacy and others, has supported our work to help Winchester Heights community members create a true sense of community. Now children have a safe place to play and residents have a dignified place to meet. The new community center will enable them to organize and plan activities and educational events. How exciting! Thank you so much!” -Gail Emrick, SEAHEC Executive Director Continue reading