Saturday Academy: Community Health Awareness Presentation Competition

Saturday Academy: Community Health Awareness Presentation Competition

Saturday Academy: Community Health Awareness Presentation Competition

EVENT: Saturday Academy: Community Health Awareness Presentation Competition
Several high school students who are part of health teams of the Southern Arizona Border Health Careers Opportunity Program, a program housed at the Mel & Enid Zuckerman Arizona of College of Public Health, will make presentations on community health issues.

DATE: SATURDAY, MARCH 29, 9 a.m. to noon

LOCATION: University Medical Center, Cafeteria
1501 N. Campbell Ave.

INFORMATION: For more information, call Noel Valle, (520) 626-7946, ext. 217, (800) 841-5948 or nvalle@email.arizona.edu.

Note to Assignment Editors: The media is welcome to cover this event. To arrange interviews, please call Vicki B. Gaubeca, (520) 626-7301.


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The Southern Arizona Border Health Careers Opportunity Program (SABHCOP) of the Mel and Enid Arizona College of Public Health invites the community to attend its Saturday Academy: Community Health Awareness Presentation Competition, Saturday, March 29, 9 a.m. to noon, in the Cafeteria of the University Medical Center, 1501 N. Campbell.
SABHCOP's fifth Saturday Academy will consist of a competition of community health awareness presentations made by local high school health team members. About 80 high school students from Desert View, Pueblo, Sunnyside and Flowing Wells are expected to participate.

Community awareness topics addressed during the competition include the importance of childhood immunizations, burn safety for children, maintaining a healthy diet to prevent diabetes and obesity, and how to prevent osteoporosis. Funded by a grant from the Health Careers Opportunity Program, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, SABHCOP aims to strengthen the skills of disadvantaged youth in the Southern Arizona border region to increase the number of minority and disadvantaged students who enter health professional training programs.



Established by the Arizona Board of Regents in January 2000, the Mel and Enid Zuckerman Arizona College of Public Health is the first public health college in the four corner states and represents a tri-university collaboration among the University of Arizona, Arizona State University and Northern Arizona University. The Arizona College of Public Health's mission is to promote the health of individuals and communities with a special emphasis on diverse populations and the Southwest. Programs concentrate on the reduction of health disparities, the development and maintenance of healthy communities, and the promotion of healthy lifestyles.