Visionary Interprofessional Health Sciences Training in Arizona

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VIHSTA Students provide training to students participating in Mariposa Community Health Centers Summer Youth Institute and tour the Border Patrol Station in Nogales, AZ.

 With a focus on Adolescent Health Six Students representing four Academic Institutions in Arizona that included the University of Arizona, Northern Arizona University, Midwestern University and Grand Canyon University as well as representing five Health Professions: Nursing, Community Health, Public Health, Medical and Nurse Practioner,   worked on an assessment of resources and services available to adolescents in Santa Cruz County. Students were able to develop an Adolescent Health Resource guide for the community as well as provide research information and guidance to the Santa Cruz County Adolescent Health Literacy Network (SCC AHLN) for next steps to the second phase of their program. VIHSTA Students were able to interview key member of the community as well as learn about Rural and Border Health as well as Binational Programs in Nogales, AZ. This summer’s program worked with a smaller budget as well as a shorter time frame but the students were still able to provide two community presentations as well as leave the community with several products and information that will help Adolescents and the agencies that work with Adolescents in Santa Cruz County.

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