Future Health Leaders Summer Programs

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FHL Summer Camp Participants Toured IHS Hospital

SEAHEC offers exciting summer opportunities for students who are members of their high school’s Health Career Club.  Each summer, SEAHEC organizes Future Health Leaders Summer Camps and Summer Health Research Camps. These programs give students hands-on experience in participating in college life and community health projects. These programs help to build self esteem and confidence regarding going on to college and helps alleviate some of the “fear of the unknown” – a major barrier for rural and culturally underrepresented student populations. The Summer Camps also lead to increased knowledge of health professions which can lead the way for more students to make informed choices concerning their professional future.


FHL Summer Camp at ASU Rated “Awesome Experience”

“The Future Health Leaders summer program at ASU is an experience no one can ever forget. Some of the things we looked at were the simulation lab, public health presentation with many other informative presentations, the nutrition presentation, dissection lab, and microbiology lab. The amazing activities included: AMC movies, main event, game night, D-backs game, and the pool. In my opinion every presentation (as well as activities) was a unique way to inform the future health leaders [about] different carriers in the health department.”
-Juliette Garcia ( Nogales High School FHL student 2017-2018) Continue reading

Future Health Leaders Explore Forensic Science

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By Guest Blogger Katherine Nicole Welchlin On Tuesday, March 7th 2017 85 SEAHEC Future Health Leaders and their chaperones, representing six high schools, attended the Grand Canyon University’s (GCU) Forensic Science Day in Phoenix Arizona. At the event, students were able to explore the diverse field of forensic science as well as career options within the field.In the morning, students had the opportunity to tour GCU’s cadaver labs, as well as learn from a variety of informational booths. These included activities and demonstrations such as finger printing, handwriting analysis, and blood spatter reconstruction. Students later had the opportunity to hear from experts in the field speak about their work with crime scene investigations, firearms, forensic art and more. The event closed with a live police dog demonstration, lunch, and information about GCU’s STEM programs. Continue reading

SEAHEC Featured Grantee Partner of Women’s Foundation of Southern Arizona

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One of the things SEAHEC Executive Director, Gail Emrick, is excited about is our new initiative that will bridge the path from high school to college for Tohono O’odham Nation students. With support from the Women’s Foundation of Southern Arizona, SEAHEC has been working with  Tohono O’odham Community College and the Tohono O’odham Department of Health and Human Services to develop an Introduction to Public Health Program at the Tohono O’odham Community College.
Recently, Ms. Emrick was invited to participate in The Women’s Foundation’s interview series, “Transformational Grantmaking.” The series highlights “Featured Grantee Partners,” to illustrate how investing in non-profit organizations fosters initiatives that transform women’s lives. The Women’s Foundation has supported SEAHEC programming since 2013, enabling us to expand programming and build program evaluation capacity. Continue reading