Health issues transcend geographic boundaries. Dealing with disease and promoting healthy living in the border region requires line-crossing partnerships. SEAHEC works to enhance the well-being of people living in Southeastern Arizona’s US-Mexico border region by collaborating with communities to enhance prevention and care. We do this through Border Binational Health Initiatives and cross-border networking. 

The Arizona Border Communities Health Network

SEAHEC collaborates with partners on both sides of the Arizona/Mexico border to improve access to health care and health information. 

The Binational Council of Ambos Nogales

Our Border/Binational program hosts the The Arizona Border Communities Health Network/Binational Health Council of Ambos Nogales. 




Border Youth Educate on Zika and Dengue Prevention

SEAHEC Future Health Leaders Mosquito Surveillance Health Education Campaign

Mosquito Surveillance for Dengue and Zika Virus Prevention
Nogales, AZ. (February 26, 2016)
Members of SEAHEC’s Future Healthcare Leaders Clubs are going to play an important role in preventing mosquito borne diseases this year. While they are at it, high school students from Nogales and the Tohono O’odham Nation will get a taste of what it means to be an epidemiologist. 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

COBINA Co-Chairs Head Delegation to ARSOBO

Standing, LR: Dr. Laurence Alegría, Robert Guerrero, Aissa Acuna, Nicolette Dent, and Claudia Velasco. Front Row: Gabriel Zepeda and a colleague. Members of the Arizona Border Community (ABC) Health Network/Consejos Bi-nacionales de Salud, Ambos Nogales, (COBINA) paid a visit to the Arizona Sonora Border Project facilities (ARSOBO,) in Nogales, Sonora, to learn about the ground breaking cross-border initiative that provides training, jobs and assistive technology to the border region’s disabled population. Invited by ARSOBO Board member, Dr. William Neubauer, to tour the facility on August 27th, 2015, the new COBINA Co-Chairs Claudia Velasco, (SEAHEC) Nogales, Arizona, and Dr. Laurence Alegría (ISSSTE) Nogales, Sonora, led a delegation that included Robert Guerrero, Arizona’s Chief Office of Border Health, Nicolette Dent, and Aissa Acuña, COBINA secretary. ARSOBO is a “not-for-profit, non-governmental organization focused on alleviating the physical, psychological, and economic barriers faced by individuals with disabilities.” Founded in 2008 as a result of the first Border Conference on Disabilities sponsored by the University Centers for Excellence in Disabilities Education, Reasearch and Service (USEDD) ARSOBO provides “high-tech, low-cost medical devices such as wheelchairs, hearing aids and prosthetics, to help minimized their disability.” One of ARSOBO’s key accomplishments is the development of an all-terrain wheel… Continue reading