The Office of Community Engagement and Outreach
A Focus on Engagement and Outreach
The Office of Community Engagement and Outreach has created different ways to reach out and provide education to the community. This has been done through seminars, webinars, online trainings and programs. The purpose of this is to provide knowledgeable information and resources to the community, in an easy to understand way.
Dr. Cecilia Rosales, Associate Dean of Community Engagement and Outreach, provides support for MEZCOPH faculty members and staff, mentoring and support to students and prospective students to develop and engage in community-based programs, service-learning activities and research. She communicates the importance of community-public health partnerships to a diverse set of partners with a focus on health equity and social justice. Below are three of the dozens of programs initiated at the College.
Border Health Service-Learning Institute was started in 2008 by Cecilia Rosales and Jill de Zapien. This one-week intensive border immersion experience for graduate students focuses on connecting the dots between migration, health, and economic development. De Zapien developed four additional courses focused on bringing health equity to communities, which comprise the Rural Health Professions Program.
Primary Prevention Mobile Health Unit provides medical health screening assessments in underserved border-impact areas of Phoenix and Tucson, targeting priority issues including nutrition, obesity, diabetes, and mental health.
Leaders Across Borders develops leadership skills in public health professionals in the US -Mexico Border Region. Implemented in 2010 in partnership with the U.S.-Mexico Border Health Commission, a new session is launching virtually in October 2020. It will focus on training former LAB participants how to create leadership training opportunities within their own regions.
Below are recordings and summaries of past webinars:
Medical Management of Critical COVID Patients for the Arizona-Sonora Border
Presented by the Mel and Enid Zuckerman College of Public Health, Arizona-Mexico Commission and El Colegio de la Frontera, the Medical Management of Critical COVID Patients for the Arizona-Sonora Border was a three-part series in Spanish. The series discussed the current situation facing the Arizona-Sonora border region regarding COVID-19, the shared management efforts in each state, and the best practices identified in response to the pandemic.
There are a total of three sessions:
7/31/20: Medical Management of Critical Adult Covid-19 Patients on the Arizona-Sonora Border
8/07/20: Medical Management of Critical Obstetric Covid-19 Patients on the Arizona-Sonora Border
8/14/20: Medical Management of Critical Pediatric Covid-19 Patients on the Arizona-Sonora Border