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

Healthy Farms Installs School Bus Shelters

Healthy Farms Installs Bus Shelters in Winchester Heights Az

Starting this school year, the children of Winchester Heights have shelter from Arizona’s often harsh climate, while they await the bus to school, thanks to SEAHEC’s Healthy Farms Program, and funding from the Cochise Community Foundation. In August, Health Professions students from the University of Arizona worked with community residents and a local contractor to construct and install two bus shelters Winchester Heights, a farming community near Willcox Arizona. Continue reading

SEAHEC’S Healthy Farms Makes Strides

Healthy Farms Group

This month SEAHEC’s  pilot community health worker training pilot project will wrap up, having recruited and trained 15 farmworkers to provide work place health and safety education. Topics included dealing with workplace injuries, heat and sun safety, cold and flu prevention, First Aid/CPR, and chronic disease management. The trainings also covered children’s health, nutrition and management of stress and depression.

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