March 22, 2013 – Las Cruces, NM - On this edition of PUENTES, Emily Guerra bridges the community with Program Operations Director for New Mexico State University’s Southern Area Health Education Center (SoAHEC), Beatriz Favela; and Senior Program Specialist for the Department of Public Health Sciences, and SoAHEC, Bob Nosbisch, with an outlook at the future of health careers.
SoAHEC is part of NMSU’s College of Health and Social Services. It is a regional resource and training center for youth, community health workers-called Promotoras, the health workforce, and communities of Southern New Mexico.
Some of the SoAHEC staff educates the educators with workshops on campus and at rural underserved communities like Chaparral, Vado, Berino, Hatch and other small communities. Topics taught by SoAHEC staffers range from nutrition to healthy homes to chronic disease self-management to Alzeimer’s. Staffers have also been invited to talk with eighth graders about pursuing health careers. There are nearly 300 different careers in health.
For more information visit their website at www.Soahec.nmsu.edu or call 575-646.3441.