Rural Health Conference 2014

Prescott- August 20, 2013 – The SEAHEC Board and Executive Director traveled to Prescott, AZ this August to take advantage of the beautiful weather and lovely setting of our former territorial capital (Prescott) and to hold our quarterly board meeting prior to our participation in the Arizona Rural Health Conference. Gail, with the other AzAHEC Center Directors, participated in a panel presentation on Inter-professional Education. Gail highlighted two recent projects which SEAHEC hosted and co-implemented in Santa Cruz County.

Seen with Gail are from left to right, Ines Pampara, WAHEC Director, Gail Emrick, SEAHEC Executive Director, Patti Taylor, GVHEC Director and Sean Clendaniel, NAHEC Center Director. Photo courtesy of Htay Hla.


The first was the Inter-professional Education and Practice (IPEP) Fall Prevention Project which allowed four students from Nursing, Public Health, Medicine and Pharmacy programs to visit and assess elders’ homes for fall prevention and safety issues. The second program presented was the Focusing Research on the Border Area (FRONTERA) program, which SEAHEC hosted for three days during July.” See related article on FRONTERA.

Gail Emrick and Colleagues at 40th Annual Rural Health Conference 2013

This year’s Rural Health Conference focused on Health Information Technology (HIT) Meaningful Use and Telemedicine, Affordable Care Act Implications and Community Health Trends, and Clinical and Administrative Rural Health Issues. Arizona’s Rural Health Conference, organized by University of Arizona Center for Rural Health, a bureau of the Mel and Enid Zuckerman College of Public Health provides networking opportunities and a forum for creating partnerships and exchanging information among government, academia, and health professionals and health care providers. 

With Gail are from left to right: Maru Serino, AzAHEC Program staff Gail Emrick, Sean Clendaniel and Jennifer Zuñiga, Assoc. AzAHEC Director. Photo courtesy of Rebecca Ruiz.