SEAHEC to Lead Ambos Nogales “Sister Cities” Health Committee

2016 Sister Cities Claudia

Nogales, AZ. (February 26, 2016)  SEAHEC’s Border Health Program Coordinator, Claudia Velasco, will represent Nogales Arizona on the new Ambos Nogales “Sister Cities” Health Committee, which was established earlier this month when Nogales Arizona and Nogales Sonora signed an addendum their 2011 “Sisterhood” Agreement. The addendum was added to facilitate collaboration between the communities known by locals as “Ambos Nogales.” Representatives of public and private sectors of both cities will develop an annual work program through committees on health, sports, culture, and economic development. Continue reading

Border Youth Educate on Zika and Dengue Prevention

SEAHEC Future Health Leaders Mosquito Surveillance Health Education Campaign

Mosquito Surveillance for Dengue and Zika Virus Prevention
Nogales, AZ. (February 26, 2016)
Members of SEAHEC’s Future Healthcare Leaders Clubs are going to play an important role in preventing mosquito borne diseases this year. While they are at it, high school students from Nogales and the Tohono O’odham Nation will get a taste of what it means to be an epidemiologist. Continue reading

Community Paramedicine Resource Fair a Success!

2015 Community ParamedicineTHM

SEAHEC’s collaboration with local fire departments continues to bear fruit and is gaining momentum. On February 10th, 2016, SEAHEC and the Rio Rico Fire Department held a “Resource Fair” to provide information about the resources available to the community through diverse social service agencies. Held at the RRFD Station #2, the event was covered by the Nogales International. Continue reading

Summer Scrubs Career Exploration Opportunity

2016 AHEC Summer Camp

High School Students: Want to be a doctor? Sign up now to explore medical careers Summer Scrubs is a UA College of Medicine health career exploration program that helps young people prepare for their future in the health professions by providing the opportunity to participate in professional lectures, health-related field trips, and hands-on lab experiences. Details Summer Scrubs Explore Medical School (overnight program) Session Dates: June 5 to June 17, 2016 Grade: 11th grade students Camp Size: 24 students per session. Location: UA College of Medicine – Phoenix, Downtown Phoenix Cost: $1,000 (Full and partial need-based scholarships are available) To learn more and apply, visit Scrubs Academy Flyer Continue reading