The Criminal Justice Coordinating Council (CJCC) pilot project is nearing the completion of qualitative and biological data collection. Individuals detained in the Coconino County Jail have participated in interviews and biological swab samples that are being tested for staph and cavity-causing bacteria. The collection of data has been supported by 7 student interns and a new CHER Project Coordinator Sr., Carly Camplain. Further data collection and analysis will include accessing and obtaining permissions to criminal justice information systems, local data… Read more
CHER Director, Julie Baldwin, is a member of the Committee on Accelerating Progress to Reduce Alcohol-Impaired Driving Fatalities. The committee authored the Consensus Study Report Getting to Zero Alcohol-Impaired Driving Fatalities: A Comprehensive Approach to a Persistent Problem, which was the topic of KNAU’s Melissa Sevigny’s interview with Julie Baldwin. The National Academy of Sciences, Engineering and Medicine report calls for stricter blood alcohol concentration laws in an effort to reduce impaired driving injuries and fatalities.
KNAU’s Melissa Sevigny’s interview with… Read more
CHER has been awarded funding for several projects from the Native American Research Centers for Health (NARCH), a program supported by the National Institute of General Medical Sciences and Indian Health Service. “The NARCH initiative supports partnerships between American Indian/Alaska Native (AI/AN) tribes or tribally-based organizations and institutions that conduct intensive academic-level biomedical research. NARCH provides opportunities for conducting research, research training, and faculty development to meet the needs of AI/AN communities. The NARCH program also provides opportunities for tribes and tribal organizations to… Read more
Ricky Camplain, a Postdoctoral Scholar at CHER, has been accepted as a Fellow in the Indigenous Substance Abuse, Medicines, and Health Research Training program. The program is affiliated with the Indigenous Wellness Research Institute, under the National Center of Excellence. It is a mentorship program that allows scholars of indigenous backgrounds to research in the areas of substance abuse, medicines and addictions within their indigenous communities.
Julie Baldwin (CHER Director) and Heather Williamson (CHER faculty and Assistant Professor of Occupational Therapy), are now serving on the committee of NAU’s new Interdisciplinary Health (IH) PhD Program. Faculty team members of CHER also look forward to opportunities to participate in this exciting new program. The program is a cross-disciplinary collaborative effort between the College of Social and Behavioral Sciences (SBS) and the College of Health and Human Services (HHS). This program is designed to educate and train the… Read more
PINE, the Alumni Magazine of Northern Arizona University has featured the Center for Health Equity Research in the Fall 2017 edition. The article reflects the center’s objective of addressing health disparities unique to Arizona’s rural and minority populations through research. This research emphasizes factors that contribute to health inequities like social, economic, and cultural factors. Public health based projects established during the center’s first year include an assessment of well-being in northern Arizona, a study of Arizona’s Health Start… Read more