Project SHARE (Students Helping Arizona Register Everyone)

The Center for Rural Health (CRH) recruits 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 2) learn to navigate the healthcare system, and 3) be a leader for health. Certificates provided by the Regional Center for Border Health, Inc.

Students Helping Arizonans Register Everyone

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.

This is an 8-month commitment with occasional, part-time hours from September to May. Fifteen hours of training plus flexible hours assisting and enrolling community members in health insurance coverage (a minimum of 20-hours total throughout the program year). 

2023-2024 application available summer 2023

Second-year UA College of Medicine-Phoenix student

Second-year UA College of Medicine – Phoenix student

SHARE Leader, Eric Lander

SHARE Leader, Eric Lander

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Per availability:

  • Medicine: CUP hours (Potential CUP Leadership roles) & CHIP hours (Potential CHIP Leadership roles) 

  • Pharmacy, Public Health, Nursing, Pre-Medicine, Pre-Pharmacy: Community Service Hours 

  • Certified Application Counselor (CAC) Certification/License
  • Health insurance trainings
  • Opportunities to network and connect with peers
  • Opportunities to practice classroom skills and knowledge in real life

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 and Spring and have a UA Net ID and password.
  • Participate in SHARE on an occasional, part-time basis (20-30) 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 Manager.
  • Complete all Certified Application Counselor online training (10-15 hours)
  • Be available for all mandatory training dates (see above).
  • 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.
  • Promote program opportunities to your college.
  • Abide by HIPAA regulations and keep all personally identifiable information secure.
  • Not have any Conflict of Interest with an insurance company as outlined HERE

White House Healthy Campus Challenge Winners

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.



Heather Kenning
UA Masters of Public Health Student
SHARE Coordinator

Sue Kim
UA Masters of Public Health Student
SHARE Outreach Coordinator

Catie Sikora
UA College of Medicine-Tucson Student
SHARE Education Coordinator