The Center for Health Equity Research (CHER), in collaboration with the Arizona Biomedical Research Centre (ABRC), held the 4th Annual Yuma Forum: Resilient Communities and Sustainable Health Equity. Speakers included Daniel Derksen, MD, associate vice president for Health Equity, Outreach & Interprofessional Activities, University of Arizona; Regents’ Professor Julie A. Baldwin, PhD, director of CHER and professor in Northern Arizona University’s College of Health and Human Services; and Mary O’Reilly, PhD, Flinn Foundation, vice president of the Bioscience Research Program.
Special guest speaker, Jose Cruz Rivera, PhD, president of Northern Arizona University, presented on NAU’s strategic roadmap related to addressing workforce needs and health equity.
This workshop included three breakout discussions that had decision-makers, health officials, educators, and researchers and focused on reducing health inequities through collective community engagement and health research capacity in the Yuma/Sonora border region.
Breakout sessions included:
- Binational Working Group: Solutions to Social Determinants of Health
- Workforce Working Group
- Community Engagement & Research Working Group
You can download the 4th Annual Yuma Forum presentations through the CHER website, as well as access a recording of the Resilient Communities and Sustainable Health Equity workshop.
Following are photos from the breakout sessions.