• 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’ ‘Project Taking Charge’ Benefits Students and Patients

Deploying an interdisciplinary, team-based outreach model for delivery of care, the University of Arizona Health Sciences’ “Project Taking Charge” works to improve health in Tucson’s most underserved communities through patient self-management.

Working to Ensure Diversity in Health Care, UA Health Sciences’ Summer Programs Begin June 4

The mentorship-based, highly competitive programs work to recruit and ultimately graduate a more diverse student body dedicated to serving Arizona and the nation’s most at-risk and underserved populations.

New Medical Spanish Program to Develop Certified Bilingual Physicians

A new medical Spanish program at the UA College of Medicine – Tucson will train residents and fellows to be culturally sensitive, linguistically appropriate physicians to enhance the physician-patient relationship.

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.

UAHS LGBTQ+ National Symposium & Community Health Fair
10:00 am to 4:00 pm Conference or Symposium

BIO5 Inspiring Women in STEM
5:30 pm to 8:30 pm Lecture or Seminar

Tucson CME Conference 2020
7:00 am to 5:30 pm Conference or Symposium

2020 BIO5 Research to Innovation Showcase
2:30 pm to 5:00 pm Other Event

2020 Colorectal Cancer Awareness Luncheon – Tucson
10:00 am to 2:00 pm Conference or Symposium

Discover BIO5 Open House
5:00 pm to 8:00 pm Other Event

National DNA Day Volunteers
8:00 am to 5:00 pm Other Event