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Excellence in Clinical Teaching by a Clerkship Class of 2020

Saika, S. Somjee, MD Pediatrician from Sunset Community Health Center received an award for Excellence in Clinical Teaching by Clerkship for overall excellence in Pediatric Training of Medical Students from the College Of Medicine University Of Arizona, Phoenix . Congratulations on the award and we are proud of all for the commitment and dedication for teaching by Sunset!  

 

 

 

 SUCCESS STORY (April 2019)

Ximena was referred by her Pediatrician to the Community Health Worker in San Luis Az. Ximena and her mother started to attend the nutrition sessions with the CHW. What is great about Ximena and her mother is that from the start, Ximena's mother has been a great support for her to start making lifestyle changes. Her mother stated that "She has learned how to prepare Ximena's meals in portions and to have at least 30 minutes of physical activity daily." She has made changes while attending her Nutrition classes, and you can see the happiness on her face. Mother and daughter will Continue to make the changes necessary for Ximena to have a healthier lifestyle by doing everything they have learned in the nutrition education sessions. 

 

SUCCESS STORY (April 2019)

Mary Sanford was initially referred for nutrition education. I have been working with Mary to help her with weight loss. Mary has made lifestyle changes by choosing to eat healthier and incorporating daily physical activity and has managed to lose weight but most of all has avoided diabetes. Mary is a very special person who works hard at being a compliant patient while dealing with other serious health issues. Mary's faith above all helps her continue being compliant despite all the obstacles she encounters. Mary enjoys coming to her appointments with the CHW because she states that the CHW helps her stay focused and hold her accountable. She fully recommends the services provided by the Community Health Worker. CHW also has assisted Mary with arranging transportation to specialist appointments when she was unable to drive herself. Mary has also participated of the group sessions of Self-Control of Diabetes, which have helped her avoid diabetes. Most recently, Mary has been attending the Loving Yourself sessions at the Wellton Public Library. Mary is very grateful and pleased with the Loving Yourself sessions and recommends it to others. She is very happy and grateful to be a part of Sunset Community Health Center where she feels welcomed and cared for. 

 

SUCCESS STORY (March 2019)

Ines expressed that she enjoys coming to Sunset Clinic to see the Community Health Worker for the moral support that she receives in making lifestyle changes. She has become aware of the resources in the community that are available for her. She voiced that she has also improved her eating habits by attending the nutrition classes. She shared that it is a great convenience 

 

SUCCESS STORY (March 2019)

Leticia is a Sunset patient that came in with high cholesterol levels and prediabetes. She says that she is very happy with the weight loss of 5 lbs. she has accomplished in just two weeks with the help and recommendations of the Community Health Worker. Leticia says that she knows losing that weight means it will help lower her cholesterol levels and most of all glucose levels because she does not want to become diabetic. She is very thankful towards her Dr. for having referred her to the CHW. Leticia states, "I will continue my healthy eating habits, and will not stop exercising. At home I have my family's full support."

 

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SUCCESS STORY (February 2019)

Alexis was reffered to the Community Health Worker and has been doing great in following the nutrition and physical recommendations the CHW has given him. His father has been a great support by helping his son follow the nutrition and physical activity recommendations by preparing healthier meals. Even though Alexis has only attended two sessions, his health has improved already. Alexis has more energy because he is more active. He will continue to come to his nutrition sessions because he wants to continue improveing his lifestyle. 

 

 

 

SUCCESS STORY (February 2019)

Mrs. Rufina is very happy with the classes the CHW gave her. She has followed all the CHW's recommendations  and is very happy because her glucose levels have gotten much better. 

Mrs. Rufina stated the following: "I did everything for my health and I feel great." She also thanked her Doctor for referring her to the CHW; "I need a lot of motivation." 

Her goal now is to lose weight with exercise and healthy eating habits; she states that she will reach her goals with the help of  her families support and the recommendations given to her. 

 

 

 


SUCCESS STORY (October 2018)

Mr. Jorge, was referred to the Community Health Worker for his weight, high blood sugar levels (pre-diabetes). He commented that after attending the class he realized that he had bad eating habits, which should change.

He is a field worker and all day he ate more than 6 tacos with flour tortillas, 4 sodas. He started feeling as if something was wrong so he decided to schedule an appointment at Sunset to see the doctor. After his visit, he was recommended to make changes to his diet to avoid a future chronic condition.

It was then that he was very motivated to meet with the Community Health Worker. "Norma showed me how I should measure my portions and how I should count my carbohydrates. In addition, she recommended low-fat diet and little physical activity every day. "

During his follow up appointment, the following month Mr. Jorge had lost 14 pounds, he said he felt more energetic and bought new clothes because of his weight loss. The best of this situation is that the patient is decreasing the risks of cardiovascular diseases, as well as diabetes. He thanks the services of Sunset as well as the doctor who referred him to these classes with the Community Health Worker.

 


SUCCESS STORY (September 2018)

Ricardo's family is impressed by the desire and dedication with which he made and is continuing changes. His great motivation is to share his story in the Sunset website page. He wishes to recognize the Community Health Worker and thank her for teaching him new nutritional lifestyle changes. Ricardo with an initial weight of 340 pounds and in the process he has manage to lose 38 pounds. His family is very happy and express will continue supporting him.


SUCCESS STORY (August 2018)

Mr. Dubay stated that he feels very fortunate to have the nutrition classes provided by the Community Health Worker at Sunset Community Health Center. He stated that coming to the nutrition classes has taught him about portion control. He voiced that he has now made many changes in his eating habits and is gradually improving his weight loss. He shared that it has been a bit of a struggle, but feels that he has will power and determination to continue making lifestyle changes to help improve his health. He voiced that he wants to continue with nutrition classes to continue learning.

 


SUCCESS STORY (July 2018)

Elaia wrote a letter to Carmen her CHW stating the following: “I would like to thank Carmen, my Community Health Worker, for having the time and patience to help me learn ways of how to eat healthier. Thanks to her I have been able to reach my goal little by little. Thank you for the motivation and self-confidence to make an effort in accomplishing this goal, which should help me to stay fit.”


Young at Heart Health Fair Home Improvement Winners 

On June 6th, we had our first Young at Heart Health and Information Event where six lucky families won a basic home improvement with the value of up to 100 dlls. The improvements options included items such as door knob, ac maintenance, smoke detectors, and others. Thank you for our sponsors that made this possible and to everyone that attended the event which was a great success!