Project SHARE (Students Helping Arizona Register Everyone)

The Center for Rural Health (CRH) recruits Tucson health professional students to participate in SHARE. This is an opportunity for healthcare and public health students to 1) learn to navigate the healthcare system and 2) become a leader for health. 

SHARE provides Health Insurance 101 Trainings and attends Outreach Fairs to reach the uninsured and under-insured. SHARE helps consumers understand health insurance coverage at events held across Pima County and refer consumers to Certified Assisters to help them obtain coverage. 

If you are interested in learning more information, requesting a Health Insurance 101 Training or Project SHARE attending your outreach event, please contact our Program Coordinator, Estefania, at

View and download our Health Insurance 101 Training Flyer, here. Feel free to distribute! 

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

Per availability:

  • Medicine: CUP hours (Potential CUP Leadership roles)

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

  • Health insurance trainings
  • Opportunities to network and connect with peers
  • Opportunities to practice classroom skills and knowledge in real life

Ideal Applicant must:

  • 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) 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 online training (10-15 hours). 
  • Be available for all mandatory training dates (see above).
  • Submit appropriate fingerprinting and Arizona Department of Insurance licensing paperwork.
  • Participate in enrollment, outreach and education events. 
  • Promote program opportunities to your college.
  • Abide by HIPAA regulations and keep all personally identifiable information secure.

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.



Estefania Mendivil
SHARE Coordinator 

Adela Diaz
SHARE Education Coordinator 

Kanishka Chinnaraj
SHARE Outreach Coordinator