A tribal health care model that works
National Institutes of Health, Community Engagement Alliance
Spotlight | July 30, 2021
The way Samantha Sabo, Dr.P.H., M.P.H., sees it, community health workers in Arizona and community health representatives in tribal communities move mountains. Throughout the pandemic, they helped thousands of residents, including many American Indian community members, access health resources – including COVID-19 vaccines.
“To us, they are the center of the universe,” said Sabo, an associate professor in both the Department of Health Sciences and the Center for Health Equity Research at Northern Arizona University.