Semillas de Salud - Collaboration

Semillas de Salud works with agencies statewide, who are all actively working on a pipeline system for kids interested in health careers.

  • NM Highlands University - Clinical Experiences for pre-med program and RN/BSN program. LISW internships.
  • University of New Mexico - Clinical experiences for pre-med, Office of Diversity Pathways to health Careers, Mentoring for middle school and high school students, residencies and preceptorships for UNM med and PA school students, BA/MD program.
  • Luna Community College - Clinical experiences for Nursing Program and Dental Hygiene program.
  • ATSU Dental program - Preceptorships for dental students, Dental program.
  • East Las Vegas Schools - Health career club and health education presentations <
  • West Las Vegas Schools - Health career club and health education presentations
  • NM MESA - Mentoring biomedical science students.
  • AHEC (Area Health Education Council)- Key partners in developing a comprehensive statewide fluid pipeline system.
  • Creation of a Health Professional Mentoring Alliance - work with health professionals statewide to encourage and inspire them to help mentor health professional students.
  • Espanola Public Schools Health career club and health education presentations
  • UNM-Taos - Presentations for schools, and collaboration with the HERO program.
  • Taos Public Schools - Creating health career clubs and offering health education in the classroom.
  • St. Francis University - Clinical experiences for Physician Assistant Program.
  • Roy Public Schools - Health career club and health education presentations
  • Maxwell Public Schools - Health career club and health education presentations
  • Penasco Public Schools - Health career club and health education presentations

 

Semillas de Salud - Modus operendum

Beginning with Teaching Topics at annual exams and patient visits, Semillas de Salud will offer collaboration with state health professional websites, and interact with youth by building health awareness clubs in local communities, offering presentations and hands-on health activities, with booths and presentations at job and health fairs, as well as with educational materials about health careers. As students get older shadowships and mentoring are offered, as well as making them aware of what is available, sharing health care field facts, and the pros and cons of health careers. Undergraduate, pre-health professional students, and health professional students and residents are offered on-going mentorship, as well as the opportunity for an exceptional clinical experience during rotations and shadowships in rural health clinics in Northern New Mexico.

 

A unique attribute of the program is that students receive mentoring from the student level above them, and give mentoring to the student level below them, creating a strong mentoring workforce and a mentoring coalition for students who have become HP’s to match the upcoming demand for mentoring youth into the health profession.