SEAHEC Quarterly Bulletin Fall 2018

SEAHEC’s Healthy Farms CHWs Earn CPR Certification

LR: Maria Cifuentes, Linda Cifuentes, MPH SEAHEC Community Capacity Building Coordinator, Josefina Salazar, Lauren Acosta NP,  SEAHEC CHW trainer, Vanessa Valenzuela Castillo, Jesus Garcia, Aida Dominguez and CPR trainer Jeffrey Osterhoudt. Photo courtesy of Linda Cifuentes. SEAHEC's Healthy Farms community health worker (CHW) team earned their CPR certification in September, 2018. The  CHWs LEARN MORE

SEAHEC wins Non-Profit Organization of the Year Award

On September 6th 2018, the Arizona Community Foundation Names SEAHEC Nonprofit of the Year and awards $3,555 grant through the Cochise fund. “We are so grateful for this recognition. The work we do helps farmworkers and their children, one of the most vulnerable populations in the county. The funds from the ACF, Legacy and others, has supported our work to help Winchester Heights community members create a true sense of community. Now children have a safe place to play and residents have a dignified place to meet. The new community center will enable them to organize and plan activities and educational events. How exciting! Thank you so much!” -Gail Emrick, SEAHEC Executive Director

SEAHEC and Friends Celebrate Inauguration of New Community Center

On Saturday, August 18th, SEAHEC, partners and Winchester Heights residents celebrated the inauguration of the new Winchester Heights Community Center and the I “Heart” Children Burris Memorial Park. The community center will be a hub for recruitment and training of residents to address long-standing health and safety issues caused by lack of public infrastructure. It is part of a landmark public health initiative to model a rural development strategy with community health workers at its heart.

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