Local Employer Supports Winchester Heights Community Center

Tomatoes

Last year, NatureSweet, a tomato grower in the Winchester Heights area that employs a large number of Winchester Heights residents, contacted SEAHEC to find out what they could do to help promote the sustainability of the Winchester Heights Community Center. We came to a mutual agreement that NatureSweet would pay the center’s electric bill. Since last June, they have provided over $1,000 for the electric bill, and are committed to continue supporting the center in this manner for the foreseeable future. “SEAHEC and the community of Winchester Heights are grateful for NatureSweet’s support and ongoing interest in the health and well-being of the community. We thank you,” said SEAHEC Executive Director Gail Emrick.  Continue reading

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