SEAHEC “Healthy Farms” Awarded Renewed Support

Cochise County October 1, 2015 The Arizona Community Foundation of Cochise (formerly the Cochise Community Foundation) has awarded SEAHEC renewed support for Cochise County’s first farm based community health worker team. SEAHEC’s “Healthy Farms” program was established in 2009, to recruit and train local farm workers to become community health workers. The CHWs provide community health education, referrals to services and collect data on community identified health issues, which is used in planning future activities. Since FY 2013, The Arizona Community Foundation of Cochise, (formerly the Cochise Community Foundation) has provided financial support for the program. In October, 2015, we received another award from the foundation that will support further development of the program, and provide more “service learning” opportunities for health professions students through FY 2016. SEAHEC would like to thank the Arizona Community Foundation of Cochise, for their continuing support in helping us improve access to health services in southern Arizona. Community Impact Timeline: Continue reading

CHWs, Health Professions Students Collaborate on Health Fair

August, 2015 -Winchester Heights, Willcox, Cochise County More than 60 community members, at least half of whom were school-aged children, participated in back to school safety activities sponsored by SEAHEC and the University of Arizona’s Border Health Service Learning Program. Staffed and organized by  UA health professions students and community health workers (CHWs) from SEAHEC’s Healthy Farms Program, the Health Fair provided health information for local families and learning opportunities for health professions students. Continue reading

3RNet Adds CHWs to Professions Database

“Community Health Worker”  is the Rural Recruitment and Retention Network’s (3RNet,) newest addition to their database of health professionals.  3RNet  is a national leader for community-based health professional recruitment and retention. They provide resources for both health care providers seeking to fill staff positions and for health care professionals to find jobs in rural and under-served communities. A key strategy  that helps employers and health professionals connect is using interactive technologies and communication. Continue reading