• Our Goals

    To improve the cultural competence of health-care service providers for Hispanic communities

  • Our Goals

    To enhance health research that serves the Hispanic population in the Southwest

  • Our Goals

    To increase the number of Hispanic health providers

The Arizona Hispanic Center of Excellence promotes the health of the community by meeting the needs of the state’s growing Hispanic population.

Message from the Director

It is my pleasure to welcome you to The University of Arizona Health Sciences - Hispanic Center of Excellence (UAHS-HCOE). Please take a moment to learn about our initiatives in support of students, faculty, and community members, geared to improving the health, health literacy, and health services for Hispanics in Arizona.
Learn about our goals, join our efforts, and share your ideas on how to best impact the needs of all Arizonans.

Francisco Moreno, MD
Assistant Vice-President, Diversity and Inclusion
University of Arizona Health Sciences


UA Health Sciences Community Health Talks are Reaching Out to Underserved Populations in Tucson

The UA Health Sciences Hispanic Center of Excellence has launched “Salud en la Comunidad – Health in the Community” interactive education and community-building health talks in Tucson.

HSHPS Graduate Fellowship Training Program - Application Deadline February 9th, 2018

The Hispanic Serving Health Professions Schools (HSHPS) Graduate Fellowship Training Program Overview (GFTP) provides paid and unpaid training opportunities for undergraduate students, graduate students and recent graduates. It is open to students interested in working on Hispanic health research. Fellows are placed throughout the United States within government agencies and academic institutions.

Breaking Barriers: Confronting Health Disparities in Arizona’s Latino Population with Outreach, Cultural Competence and Diversity

In observance of Binational Health Month, the UA Cancer Center is examining how Arizona can improve the health of the Latino population by addressing health disparities, strengthening cultural competence and increasing diversity.

Announcements and Events

Elementary Spanish for Healthcare Professionals

Elementary Spanish for Healthcare Professionals is an introductory, two-course sequence (Span 101-202) designed to help future healthcare professionals –with a beginner proficiency level-- increase their ability to communicate in Spanish in healthcare settings.

Medical Education Research Day 2018
1:30 pm to 4:00 pm
Academic Calendar


Advances in Aging Lecture
12:00 pm to 1:00 pm
Grand Rounds