Future Health Leaders Clubs

SEAHEC’s Future Health Leaders Clubs provide exciting opportunities for high school students to learn about health professions and to  develop the skills and confidence to become successful in college.  For over 30 years, SEAHEC has provided students and their families with the support needed to pursue higher education and to become health professionals. For more information about joining a health career club at your high school, contact Lupita Gonzales lupita@seahec.org

SEAHEC helps schools throughout southeastern Arizona to establish Future Health Leaders Clubs, and provides on-going support to students and their faculty advisors. SEAHEC currently works with clubs in Bisbee, Douglas, Willcox, Nogales, Tucson, and the Tohono O’odham Nation.

Students learn about health careers, practice hands-on skills, and receive guidance on college entrance requirements and financial aid. Field trips give students an opportunity to see what college life is like and to meet peers who have chosen to pursue health professions.


Meet SEAHEC’s 2019 Karen Halverson Scholars

2019 Karen Halverson Scholars

  Daliana Esquivel, Nogales High School FHL Secretary 2018-2019 Daliana has participated in the FHL club since her sophomore year.(2016 – 2019) Being an active member of the Nogales High School Future Health Leaders Club (FHL) helped me develop myself professionally in the health care field. It provided me with a plethora of detailed information about various careers which gave me an idea of what career choice would be best fitting for myself. Additionally, being part of this club gave me opportunities like serving my community and being part of the Grand Canyon University (GCU) tour which gave me hands on experience in different careers. Lastly and most importantly, being part of this club gave me the honor to have met an incredible team of individuals who personally guided me and always gave me their support for my future endeavors. Destiny Alvarez, Ajo High School FHL Vice President, 2019 I’ve been a part of FHL for three years. During senior year I held the position of vice president. The FHL helped me figure out what specialty I’d like to focus on in the medical field. Along with finding my specialty, I also decided on the university I’d like to study… Continue reading

SEAHEC Welcomes New Staff

Amaury & Linda

Amaury Gama, Program Coordinator for Future Health Leaders In September 2018, SEAHEC welcomed new-hire Amaury Gama, as our Coordinator for Future Health Leaders. Amaury comes to SEAHEC with several years’ experience in the health field. Formerly employed by the UA Center for Rural Health, as a Navigator and Certified Enrollment Assistor, he also worked at Mariposa Community Health Center. He is bilingual, bicultural and a very enthusiastic and qualified member of the SEAHEC team. Amaury has already initiated his SEAHEC work with clubs in Tucson (Pueblo HS), Ajo, Douglas, Bisbee and Tohono O’odham nation. “It is wonderful to have Amaury as the newest member of our SEAHEC team. He brings an amazing amount of knowledge and enthusiasm to our agency and particularly to the youth with whom he works. Already, Amaury has accomplished so much in so little time. He recently co-chaperoned a group of more than 70 teens on a tour of Grand Canyon University, he has initiated work with eight of our 9 clubs in southern Arizona (Lupita coordinates our Nogales Club), and he has gained the respect and trust of our high school administrators, teachers and students. Thank you Amaury!” Linda Cifuentes, M.S., Global Health, SEAHEC Capacity… Continue reading

FHL Club Expansion Provides Opportunities for Youth

Ajo Students

SEAHEC’s Future Health Leaders Program expansions are providing new opportunities for Pima County students. Recently, SEAHEC signed an agreement with  Ajo High School, in Ajo, Arizona, a rural community southwest of Tucson, to operate a high school based health career club there.  During the year a total of 17 Ajo high school students were recruited as FHL members and the youth participating in the health career club received health career preparation activities including guest speakers, participation in health-related community projects, and touring of academic institutions to motivate them in their pursuit of future health careers, and assistance in the preparation of college applications and financial assistance. A summary of these activities includes: Recruitment and training of a High School staff member and a local community health center staff member to be on-site health career club facilitators. On November 1st, 16 students took their CPR and First Aid class with local fire fighters from Ajo Fire Department. On December 6th the Ajo FHL club had a Medical Technician as guest speaker During FALL semester, the 17 Ajo FHL student club members conducted a community food drive enabling them to provide food for meals for needy families for Thanksgiving. On January, 2018,… Continue reading