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

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.

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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.

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SEAHEC Future Health Leaders Summer Camps

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Summer Camp Applications are now open. You can pick up your application at your local FHL Club Meeting or at SEAHEC, in Nogales.

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Alumni Profiles

Alexis Vasquez

Alexis Vasquez has known she wanted to pursue a health career since 5th grade. Now she works as a Family Support Specialist for Child and Family Resources in Tucson, where she provides health education and support to families in the Tucson area. Alexis was a member of SEAHEC’s Future Health Leaders Club (2010-2011) when she attended Rio Rico High School. Later, from July 2014 to May 2015, she served as a health education intern at SEAHEC. In 2015, Alexis graduated with a B.S. in Public Health and a minor in Spanish from the University of Arizona.

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Oscar A. De La Torre Gonzalez

Moving to Douglas, Arizona in 2006 was Oscar A. De La Torre Gonzalez’s first exposure to the uniqueness of border life and border communities. He graduated in 2008 from Douglas High School and soon after that began his bachelor’s degree in Physiology at the University of Arizona.

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Find out More SEAHEC Volunteer Opportunities

SEAHEC works with community partners on both sides of the Arizona-Mexico border to improve health service delivery and provide health related education. SEAHEC’s ongoing programs provide opportunities for health professions students to gain hands on experience in health fields in a rural and international setting. Volunteer and Internship opportunities offer a chance to give back to your community while learning valuable skills.

Interested in volunteering?

Health Professions Students: Contact Erin Sol. esol@seahec.org

Health Professionals: Become a guest speaker for SEAHEC Future Health Leaders High School Health Career Program. Contact Tashina Machain. tashina@seahec.org

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Health Career Resources

Have you visited our Health Career Resources page recently?

SEAHEC curates a list of helpful links to career advice, schools, enrollment assistance, and financial aid.

• New resources include information on:

• Resources for First Generation Students

• Affordable Colleges in Arizona

• Resources for students pursuing a Doctor of Nursing Practice 

• National Health Service Corps Scholarships

Do you have resources to share? You can Submit them Here


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