The community center at Winchester Heights has hosted an exceptional amount of community activity since its inauguration in August, 2018. Residents have built a soccer league, held health and school events conducted fundraising and training events, but now people are ready to take a major step toward independence. With funding from the Legacy Foundation, SEAHEC will be helping the community found a 501c3 non-profit corporation, and will be recruiting and training governing board members. The funding also supports SEAHEC’s Healthy Farms community health worker (CHW) team (known as “promotores de salud” in Spanish) to provide health information and advocacy to farm workers who work and live in this remote rural community in northern Cochise County.
Recently, PBS News Hour covered the Healthy Farms team’s activities in Winchester Heights: