Winchester Heights Promotores Conduct Home Visits on Asthma

In Winchester Heights, SEAHEC’s trained Promotores de Salud, or Community Health Workers (CHWs), set out in January 2020 to teach community members about the risks and causes associated with asthma as well as strategies for prevention. The lesson was created for the particular context of Winchester Heights and its dominant Mexican-American culture and is part of SEAHEC’s “Agua Limpia” project, funded by the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Environmental Justice grant program. Continue reading

SEAHEC/ Mexican Consulate (Douglas) team up to expand Ventanilla de Salud Program

SEAHEC/ Mexican Consulate (Douglas) team up to expand Ventanilla de Salud Program

On January 31, 2020, a binational-interprofessional team of four SEAHEC interns worked with the Mexican Consulate (Douglas) to bring the Mexican Ventanilla de Salud Program to Pearce-Sunsites. The expansion of crucial public health services into rural southeast Arizona will serve Cochise, Graham and Greenlee Counties. Continue reading

SEAHEC/ UA MILAGRO Inter-professional Education Program Covered on News 4 Tucson

Migration Inter-professional Leading to Action and Growth (MILAGRO) Pilot

Last summer, (2019) SEAHEC and the University of Arizona’s (UA) Health Sciences Center, piloted the first ever inter-professional course to focus on migration. The course was very successful, and was expanded to include twice as many students and participation of the Arizona State University College of Social Work. Recently, the innovative program was covered by News 4 in Tucson. Continue reading

SEAHEC Healthy Farms Promotoras on PBS: Providing Health Advocacy to Farm Workers

Healthy Farms CHWs Certify in CPR

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. Recently, PBS News Hour covered the Healthy Farms team’s activities in Winchester Heights. Continue reading