SEAHEC Acknowledged in Annals of Global Health

2019 Mt. Sinai Tour

The recent publication, entitled “Impact of a Short-Term Domestic Service-Learning Program on Medical Student Education,” is an examination of journals students used to document their learning experiences during the annual spring trip to Nogales. According to the study, the role of short-term, domestic community learning experiences can be an important component of a student’s medical education, since it lowers financial and logistical barriers to acquiring first-hand community service experience that can impact students’ perspectives, cultural competence and career choices. Continue reading

The Twitch of Nogales: How a Phobia Taught Me Empathy

2019 Mt. Sinai Watman

By Deborah Watman, MPH Student in the Biostatistics Track, Ichan School of Medicine at Mount Sinai
Reposted from The Scoop: Spring 2019-Issue 12

“That is what has erected the walls, the long lines at border control – fear is what perpetuates this cycle of nightmares. If you are afraid, you create walls that functionally displace your own fear and transport it to those who are desperate to leave their own countries, and are now terrified.”

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SEAHEC Recognized for Inspiring Rural Health Program

Healthy Farms CHWs Certify in CPR

On Thursday Aug 1, 2019 the Arizona Rural Health Association recognized SEAHEC’s Healthy Farms Program for our work with the Winchester Heights community. SEAHEC Executive Director Gail Emrick accepted the award at the Arizona Rural Health Conference in Flagstaff.

SEAHEC has developed a community health worker driven development model that can be adapted by other rural border communities. Public health outcomes are closely linked to infrastructure.  People who live in substandard housing with old plumbing are likely to face health risks, such as contaminated drinking water, or life threatening fires. If communities have no space for assembly, or a mechanism for managing resources, the likelihood of developing public health supporting infrastructure is slim. By helping people establish key infrastructure that fosters civic engagement, communities can gain the  momentum they need overcome long standing barriers to health and safety. 

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