Future Health Leaders Explore Forensic Science


2017_GrandCanyon FHL Tour

By Guest Blogger Katherine Nicole Welchlin

2017_GrandCanyon FHL TourOn Tuesday, March 7th 2017 85 SEAHEC Future Health Leaders and their chaperones, representing six high schools, attended the Grand Canyon University’s (GCU) Forensic Science Day in Phoenix Arizona. At the event, students were able to explore the diverse field of forensic science as well as career options within the field.In the morning, students had the opportunity to tour GCU’s cadaver labs, as well as learn from a variety of informational booths. These included activities and demonstrations such as finger printing, handwriting analysis, and blood spatter reconstruction. Students later had the opportunity to hear from experts in the field speak about their work with crime scene investigations, firearms, forensic art and more. The event closed with a live police dog demonstration, lunch, and information about GCU’s STEM programs.

Most Successful Rural Arizona Teen Youth Leadership Conference Yet!

Tashina Machain

2017 March AzRHAYouthLeadership

SEAHEC was among the sponsors of the fourth annual Arizona Rural Health Association (AzRHA) youth leadership conference this year which was “the largest, most popular, and most successful held to date,” according to Alison Hughes, co-founder of the University of Arizona’s Center for Rural Health. Ninety eight youth participated in the conference, which gives Arizona’s rural youth a chance to explore leadership opportunities, “fine tune leadership skills, and turn them into action.”

Tashina Machain, SEAHEC’s Future Health Leaders Program Coordinator served on the conference planning committee.

“It was great to see so many promising youth all in one place collaborating on ideas to make a difference in their communities,” she said.

The theme for the conference was “Strong Leaders Real Solutions.”  The learning goals for the conference included:

  • Provide youth with skills to advance leadership capacity.
  • Engage youth in cross-training experiences that enable information exchange about local and complex issues impacting their communities.
  • Train youth in methods of peer-to-peer counseling that contribute to a reduction of opioid use and abuse at the community level.
  • Connect youth with mentors and … Continue reading