Arizona AHEC Future Healthcare Leaders

2015 Summer Camp From June 14th – 20th Grand Canyon University in Phoenix, Arizona became home for the week to 36 high school students interested in the great variety of health careers. Students participated in a week long health career exploration while gaining vital information about higher education, scholarships and financial aid. Activities included: Continue reading


CONGRATULATIONS! “My experience in SEAHEC was a great one. I had an amazing time learning about different professions in the medical field. I had the privilege of being the president of this club for my 2014-2015 senior year. Now that I am graduating, I will continue my education at the University of Arizona and pursue a career as a pharmaceutical scientist. I want to thank SEAHEC for supporting me throughout my high school years. I will conclude this by saying my senior quote. “Setting goals is the first step in turning the invisible into the visible.” Ricardo Lira, Jr. President, Nogales FHL Club 2014-2015 Ricardo also received a Gates Millennium Scholarship, and the Principal Merit Excellence Award along with many other scholarships and awards. “I have been a proud member of SEAHEC for four consecutive years. Being in SEAHEC has made me develop skills that will help me achieve my goal of becoming a doctor. I love how SEAHEC gives us the opportunity to have healthcare presenters, hands-on activities and field trips. I am grateful to have gotten the SEAHEC Scholarship because this will help me with my college education at the University of Arizona. I will major in Physiology and Chemistry… Continue reading

Thank You for Celebrating with Us

Thank you, friends, partners, students, and supporters for helping us celebrate 30 years of success in “growing our own” healthcare workforce, on April 7th 2015. We hope you enjoyed the celebration as much as we did. SEAHEC would like to extend a special thanks to those who made financial contributions to our mission  on Arizona Gives Day: Cassalyn David Suzanne David Jean Emrick Htay Hla   From The: The Southeast Arizona Area Health Education Center recently celebrated its 30th anniversary with a party at its Target Range Road office, behind Carondelet Holy Cross Hospital. The event featured border tacos and the music of Nogales High School’s Mariachi Apache. “Staff, board members, friends and colleagues joined in the celebration of our small non-profit and our contribution to making Nogales, Santa Cruz County and Southern Arizona a happier and healthier place to live,” the organization said. SEAHEC was founded in Nogales as a nonprofit in 1985 to address the challenges in training and retaining health providers in rural areas. It currently serves Santa Cruz, Cochise and parts of Pima county. SEAHEC’s activities include Future Health Leaders clubs, including one at Nogales High School, that expose students to health professionals as guest speakers.… Continue reading

NFD Launches Community Paramedicine Training

Nogales Fire Department Partnering with Southeast Arizona Area Health Education Center With support from Santa Cruz Community Foundation The Southeast Arizona Area Health Education Center (SEAHEC) and the Nogales Fire Department (NFD) developed The Arizona Community Integrated Paramedic Pilot Project (CIPP) to improve community health outcomes through reducing non-emergency use of the 911 system. These reductions are being implemented through using the department’s 911 call data to gain insight into community health education needs and to train staff and allocate resources to meet those needs. It is hoped that community health outcomes will be positively impacted by reducing hospital emergency department (ED) visits by chronic disease sufferers, lowering admission to hospital emergency rooms for high utilization users of the 911 system, and by reducing readmission in the selected population with chronic diseases and other issues which can be reduced through educational interventions. SEAHEC and partner NFD were awarded a small grant from the Santa Cruz Community Foundation in August 2014. In September, 2014 SEAHEC contracted two public health students to help the NFD develop a system for analyzing the data from 911 calls. Records from calls that occurred in 2013 and 2014 were used to look for patterns of 911… Continue reading