Continuing Education for Health Professionals

Contact: Suzanne David, Program Manager 520-287-4722

Continuing professional education is critical for ensuring that health providers have up-to-date knowledge about medical advances and delivery of care. One of SEAHEC’s goals is to make sure that providers in outlying areas and medically underserved areas have access to quality, affordable training opportunities. To that end, SEAHEC facilitates the delivery Continuing Medical Education (CME) for physicians, and Continuing Education (CE) for other health care providers, throughout our service area.

Resources for Health Professionals


SEAHEC’s Suzanne David: “A Pioneer” in Building Rural Emergency Response Capacity”

Suzanne David

On January 27th, southeast Arizona’s Emergency Medical Services (EMS) community presented SEAHEC’s Assistant Director Suzanne David with the EMS on the Border Lifetime Achievement Award at SEAHEC’s 25th Annual EMS on the Border Conference. The award was presented in honor of her 25 years of exemplary service and leadership in helping emergency medical services (EMS) personnel build their capacity to respond to community needs using the latest information and technical knowledge. Continue reading

SEAHEC’s 25th EMS on the Border Conference a Success


On January 27th, 2017 SEAHEC held our 25th annual training conference for southeast Arizona’s Emergency Medical Service personnel at the Desert Diamond Casino in Pima County. Attended by 180 emergency medical services (EMS) personnel and 71 emergency department (ED) nurses serving border communities of southeast Arizona, the conference provided the latest information on pre-hospital care of patients with various emergencies unique to southeast Arizona. Continue reading

SEAHEC Hosts Lupus Training in Tucson

Tucson – Thursday, August 11th, 2016 Health providers met with Rheumatologist Bridget Walsh, DO at El Rio Community Center’s El Pueblo Clinic last month to discuss the latest in Lupus diagnosis and treatment. The Tucson event was sponsored by SEAHEC, with support from the National AHEC Organization (NAO) and the American College of Rheumatology’s Lupus Initiative. SEAHEC is a member of the National AHEC Organization, and NAO had selected only 3 partner sites in the U.S. – SEAHEC being one of the three chosen to participate, due to our region’s proportionately larger Hispanic/Latino population SEAHEC Executive Director, Gail Emrick, MPH, opened the session with a brief overview of SEAHEC’s mission and programs. She also provided an explanation of the Lupus project. One of the goals of the project, was to reach primary care providers who serve largely Hispanic/Latino populations, as this has been identified as a population who may more frequently go undiagnosed or lacks appropriate referral to a rheumatologist. Learning objectives included identification of Lupus demographics, high risk populations and symptoms, followed by a discussion of diagnosis and guidelines for appropriate treatment. After the introduction, Ms. Emrick introduced Dr. Walsh, DO, a prominent Arthritis and Rheumatology Specialist practicing with… Continue reading

New Training Offering for Nurses

End Violence Against Women International (EVAW International) has announced a new offering of 175 contact hours for nurses through the California Board of Registered Nursing (BRN). The offerings are available online at the EVAW International OnLine Training Institute (OLTI) at For more information contact EVAW International. Or visit Their Nursing Accreditation Page. EVAW International P.O. Box 33 Addy, WA 99101-0033 509-684-9800 Phone 509-684-9801 Fax Module Hours Price Laboratory Analysis of Biological Evidence and the Role of DNA in Sexual Assault Investigations 32 $40 Successfully Investigating Sexual Assault Against Victims with Disabilities 20 $40 Effective Victim Advocacy in the Criminal Justice System: A Training Course for Victim Advocates 14 $30 Interviewing the Victim: Techniques Based on the Real Dynamics of Sexual Assault 14 $30 Sustaining a Coordinated Community Response: Sexual Assault Response and Resource Teams (SARRT) 12 $30 Reporting Methods for Sexual Assault Cases 12 $30 Victim Impact: How Victims are Affected by Sexual Assault and How Law Enforcement Can Respond Successfully 11 $30 Sexual Assault Response and Resource Teams (SARRT): A Guide for Rural and Remote Communities 9 $20 Breaking Barriers: The Role of Community-Based and System-Based Victim Advocates 9 $20 Preliminary Investigation: Guidelines for First Responders 8 $20 Clearance… Continue reading