Southeast Arizona Area Health Education Center


SEAHEC Receives NAO "Excellence for Community Programs" Award

The National AHEC Organization (NAO) Center of Excellence for Community Programs has awarded the Southeast Arizona Area Health Education Center's Healthy Farms program for our work with the Winchester Heights community in northern Cochise County. NAO recognized SEAHEC for our unique model of community development that incorporates training for health professions students into a community health worker driven model for improving rural health and safety in marginalized communities. The Healthy Farms program hosts students and helps them conduct health related community service projects which provide much needed expertise to community health workers and their neighbors who are trying to solve persistent public health issues, often with no funding or infrastructure.

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SEAHEC Healthy Farms CHWs bring asthma, lead education to their community

AHEC Scholars Program Gathers Speed in Arizona, Nationally

"Participating as a "SEAHEC Scholar" was one of the highlights of my graduate experience! I got to do hands-on, real-world work with students from many different health disciplines, as well as SEAHEC staff, local experts, and high school youth. SEAHEC taught us that when different health professions pool their expertise, they can tackle a problem from multiple angles at once - this can be a powerful strategy for improving community health. Health is definitely a team sport, and it was such a privilege to work and learn with this team!"

Micaela de la Rosa, MPH / MPA student, University of Arizona

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2020 AHEC Scholars Mariana Felix & Francisco Javier Romo

Winchester Heights Community Launches Non-Profit Health Organization

winchester community center
Congratulations to the community of Winchester Heights on their new locally-run non-profit organization, Winchester Heights Health Organization!

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FRONTERA/ SEAHEC Create Tools for Coping in the Time of COVID

FRONTERA students teamed up with SEAHEC staff this year to create on-line health resources in lieu of conducting in-person community projects. The audience for a new video series was Ventanilla de Salud and residents of Winchester Heights.

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frontera webinar summer 2020

“Thank you” Video to SEAHEC from our FRONTERA Students

After a three day virtual workshop, our FRONTERA students made a video to thank SEAHEC for their experience.
"My passion to serve the underserved one day as a future provider was further reinforced, so thank you!"-Christina Cañez

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Our mission is to improve the recruitment, placement and retention of culturally competent health professionals in rural and under-served communities of southeast Arizona.