Border Service Learning with F.A.C.E.S & L.U.C.H.A. Students

Border Service Learning Group

On april 20th SEAHEC took 14 University of Arizona Students to Nogales Sonora, on a Border Service Learning trip. The students were from two U of A student organizations focused on health careers. Nine of the students were members of Fostering and Achieving Cultural Equity and Sensitivity (F.A.C.E.S.) which was organized to address cultural competency issues in the health care system.

The other five students were members of Learning, Understanding and Cultivating Health Advocacy (LUCHA), a graduate student organization at the University of Arizona Mel and Enid Zuckerman College of Public Health. The club was designed to connect students to community service opportunities to promote awareness for border health and human rights issues in the US-Mexico Border Region.

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San Carlos Apache Healthy Hearts Training a Success

San Carlos Apache Tribe

On May 25th, Arizona Healthy Hearts partners SEAHEC, represented by Executive director Gail Emrick, and Intertribal Council of AZ, represented by Naomi Lane, traveled to San Carlos of the San Carlos Apache Nation, for the presentation of certificates of completion to the Community Health Representatives of the San Carlos Tribe.  It was a very special afternoon, as CHRs shared some of their stories about what motivated them in their work in community and what they had accomplished through the NHBLI Heart Health program. Continue reading