The National Institute of Environment Health Sciences has highlighted Nicolette Teufel-Shone, Associate Director of CHER, as a featured grantee of funding. She is recognized for her effort to create meaningful community partnerships with Native communities. Working closely with these communities extends the reach of community engagement, data collection, and dissemination. As the director of the Community Engagement Core of the Center for Indigenous Environmental Health Research, she is working to grow health and wellness promotion in Native communities through collaborative relationships.Read… Read more
Emery Eaves and Lisa Hardy will be facilitating a workshop for healthcare providers focused on patients’ chronic pain and opioid use. An overdose prevention training, hosted by Eaves and Hardy, will be held for community members. This session includes recognizing and responding to opioid overdose and lessons on the administration of key medication.
Emery Eaves, PhD, Assistant Professor of Anthropology, has been approved for a $50,000 funding award by the Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute (PCORI) to support a project in collaboration with community partner and co-lead Cora Phillips, MSW, and Julie Baldwin, Director of NAU’s Center for Health Equity Research, entitled “Involving Native Stakeholders in Pain Research Efforts (INSPiRE).” Dr. Eaves and Ms. Phillips will use the funds provided through PCORI’s Pipeline to Proposal Awards program to build a partnership of individuals… Read more
The NARBHA Institute and Northern Arizona Healthcare Foundation approached CHER in 2016 to conduct a comprehensive regional needs and assets assessment of health in northern Arizona. CHER has compiled and analyzed existing data and met with community members, leaders, and healthcare providers to understand what their priorities are and what resources they feel are most impactful in improving health across the region. The assessment also documents existing community assets and strategies that are successfully tackling some of these issues… Read more
We are pleased to announce that the National Institute on Minority Health and Health Disparities has awarded Northern Arizona University and the Center for Health Equity Research $21.4 million to establish the Southwest Health Equity Research Collaborative (SHERC), which will focus on increasing NAU’s basic biomedical, clinical, and behavioral health research capacity to address health disparities among diverse populations of our region. SHERC will be led by PIs Julie Baldwin, CHER Director; and Diane Stearns, Associate VP for Research… Read more
CHER Assistant Research Professor, Dr. Kristan Elwell has been involved in establishing a new and much-needed pediatric surgery wing at the Queen Elizabeth Central Hospital in Blantyre, Malawi; it is the first center of its kind in the country. The Mercy James Institute for Pediatric Surgery and Intensive Care will help the hospital double the number of surgeries performed on children each year, and provides a four-bed intensive care unit. It will also become a training center of excellence… Read more