Upcoming 2016 Scholarship Opportunities

Rina Ornelas and Alma Irasema Garcia 2014 SEAHEC Karen Halverson Scholars

Students! Here are some upcoming scholarship and financial aid opportunities for future health professionals. Some have closing dates as soon as Feb. 2016, so do your research now. National Hispanic Health Professional Student Scholarship Program https://www.unigo.com/scholarships/all/national-hispanic-health-professional-student-scholarship/1000247 American Indian College Fund https://collegefund.org/ National Medical Fellowships About Our Scholarships & Awards Also, don’t forget to check the SEAHEC health career resources page:  Continue reading

Applications Open for Leaders Across Borders

The Office of Border Health is currently seeking candidates for the 2016 Leaders across Borders (LaB) Program. Over 100 participants have graduated from this program. Please read the following information if you are interested in participating in the 2016 LaB Program or in nominating a member of your staff or professional organization. What is Leaders across Borders? Leaders across Borders (LaB) is an advanced leadership development program funded by the U.S.-Mexico Border Health Commission (BHC) aimed at building binational leadership capacity of public health, health care, and other community sectors working to improve the health of communities in the U.S.-México border region. The United States-México border region is defined as the area of land being 100 kilometers (62.5 miles) north and south of the international boundary (La Paz Agreement). Who should participate? This program is intended for public health, health care, and other community-sector leaders who meet the following requirements: Have at least five years’ experience working in the U.S.-México border region Committed to working with vulnerable populations and promoting health equity, eliminating health disparities, and increasing quality of life within the U.S.-México border region Seeking to enhance their leadership and health diplomacy skills, professional networks, and understanding of binational… Continue reading

SEAHEC Quarterly Bulletin January 2016

2015 Community ParamedicineTHM

Continuing Education Highlights: This year, SEAHEC has provided 10 trainings and one conference in southern Arizona for health professionals. The 10th Annual Caregivers Conference drew 90 caregivers and home health aides on October 9, 2015. SEAHEC also conducted a series of trainings for community integrated paramedicine personnel. We also piloted a series on Affordable Care Act and benefits counseling for community health workers (CHWs) in southern Arizona. Continue reading