SEAHEC Expands Health Career Clubs Program

Local teens in Southeast Arizona have more support and resources available for exploring health careers thanks to new partnerships forged by the Southeast Arizona Area Health Education Center (SEAHEC). Arizona’s oldest Area Health Education Center (AHEC) partners with local schools, healthcare facilities, and tribal communities, to establish and support high school based Future Healthcare Leaders Clubs. (FHL) SEAHEC’s newest alliance is with Willcox High School. Sally White, a substitute teacher at the school and coordinator of Willcox Against Substance Abuse (WASA) is onsite facilitator. The club will have vital support from Roland Knox, CEO of Northern Cochise Community Hospital, who will provide mentors and training opportunities. Vanessa McIntyre, human resources manager of Northern Cochise Community Hospital also serves as a valuable resource for Willcox Future Healthcare Leaders. “Through SEAHEC’s program, the Future Healthcare Leaders are able to visit colleges, listen to presentations from health professionals and get the help they need with financial aid and scholarships searches,” said Tashina Machain, SEAHEC’s Coordinator, who is working to set up the new club. Continue reading