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The University of Arizona wins White House Healthy Campus Challenge thanks to efforts by Project SHARE and Campus Health!!

SHARE logoThe Center for Rural Health (CRH) is recruiting Phoenix & Tucson health professional students to participate in SHARE. This is an opportunity for healthcare and public health students to 1) train as Certified Application Counselors or Navigators, 2) learn to navigate the healthcare system, and 3) be a leader for health. Training and certificates provided by the Regional Center for Border Health, Inc. (RCBH), in collaboration with the Western Region Public Health Training Center (WRPHTC).

Throughout the certificate year, SHARE participates in enrollment events, outreach fairs and weekly SHARE office hours to reach the uninsured and under-insured. SHARE helps consumers understand health insurance coverage at events held across Pima and Maricopa County. Students also help market the program and events within their designated colleges.

This is a 10 month commitment with occasional, part-time hours (30-45 hours total) from August 2017 to May 2018.

SHARE Training Dates: Occasional Wednesdays, 12-12:50 & online, self-paced

  • Specific Fall 2017 dates TBD

» Click to view our new introduction video to the SHARE Program!


Application Deadline: August 21, 2017 (application available July 2017)

Ideal Applicant must:

  • Be at least 18 years of age and a U.S. Citizen or Legal Permanent Resident (social or taxpayer ID number required for Arizona Department of Insurance licensing applications)
  • Be an upper division student in one of the health professional colleges (Public Health, Medicine, Nursing or Pharmacy) or 4th year undergraduate public health, nursing, pre-pharmacy or pre-medicine student.
  • Be a University of Arizona student during Fall 2017 and Spring 2018 and have a UA Net ID and password.
  • Participate in SHARE on an occasional, part-time basis (30-45 hours at minimum)
  • Complete all required SHARE quality improvement tests (pre/posttest, etc.) by specified deadlines as instructed by SHARE Leaders and the Special Projects Coordinator.
  • Complete all Certified Application Counselor online training (10-15 hours) or Navigator online training (40 hours)
  • Be available for all specified training dates (to be determined).
  • Submit appropriate fingerprinting and Arizona Department of Insurance licensing paperwork.
  • Be able to apply for an Arizona Department of Insurance license. See ADOI website for requirements including the following:
    • Have not committed any action that is a ground for license denial under ARS § 20‐295 (review link carefully)
    • Have not been convicted of a misdemeanor involving fraud or dishonesty, among other items (review items in the application carefully). 
  • Participate in enrollment events, SHARE office hours and outreach events October 2017 to May 2018 (10+hours).
  • Promote program opportunities to your college.
  • Abide by HIPAA regulations and keep all personally identifiable information secure.

Participants Receive:

  • Medicine: CUP hours (Potential CUP Leadership roles) & CHIP hours (Potential CHIP Leadership roles) 
  • Pharmacy, Public Health, Nursing, Pre-Medicine, Pre-Pharmacy: 1 unit Special Topics (Fall 2017 & Spring 2018)* & Community Service Hours

*1 Unit Special Topics requires 45 hours/semester and course registration permission. Contact Alyssa Padilla for more information, alydilla@email.arizona.edu.


For more information or to request a Health Insurance 101 presentation, contact: 

Alyssa Padilla, Special Projects Coordinator | 520-626-4439  | alydilla@email.arizona.edu

Ariel Hayes, SHARE Leader-Tucson | arielhayes@email.arizona.edu 

SHARE Program in the News:


Students and staff from the UA Mel and Enid Zuckerman College of Public Health attended Healthy Campus Challenge Day at the White House. From left, Alyssa Padilla; Nicole Lorona; Kristie Canegallo, former assistant to President Obama and deputy chief of staff for implementation, the White House; and Ariel Hayes.


Second-year UA College of Medicine – Phoenix student
and SHARE leader, Jaymus Ryan Lee