24th Annual EMS On the Border Conference

Audience EMTs, EMT-Ps, RNs, RTs Continuing education credits for EMS personnel and nurses. Topics: Bees, PALS guidelines, Pediatric Dyspnea, Spice and other bad stuff, Sex Trafficking, Burns, and more. Early Registration: $45.00. Includes class materials, breakfast, lunch & breaks. Registrations after January 22nd or At Door: $50 plus processing fees. No refunds after January 22, 2016. Have questions about 2016 EMS on the Border Conference?   Contact Us Friday, January 29, 2016 from 7:15 AM to 4:00 PM (MST) Sahuarita, AZ Register on EventBrite Continue reading

SEAHEC Leads Innovative “Marketplace” Access Consortium

Last August, SEAHEC, and partners launched an innovative collaboration to improve access to health insurance and health services in southern Arizona. The initiative also provides workforce development opportunities for community health workers, who link rural and underserved communities in Cochise, Pima and Santa Cruz Counties to Arizona’s health insurance marketplace. The eight member Consortium, known as “Casa Saludable” (Healthy House) are training CHWs in each county to conduct outreach and education with anticipated reach of 20,000 people during the life of the project. Of those, SEAHEC expects approximately 25% to enroll in health coverage. The Consortium will reach people already enrolled to help them make the most of their insurance plans and identify a health home. CHWs will provide health insurance customers with health insurance literacy education and information on how to access services from local health care providers. Casa Saludable uses an integrated set of strategies to achieve these goals, which includes: Use of culturally competentU bilingual community health workers (CHWs), “promotores de salud” to provide appropriate outreach and education. In reach” or training and support of CHW staff members so that they are better prepared to conduct education and enrollment activities in coordination with partner agencies; Use of… Continue reading