Through a grant from the National Institutes of Health, a research team from the Navajo Native American Research Center for Health (NARCH) Partnership will be working with Diné College public health… Read more
CHER & SHERC news
Community health workers (CHWs)—also known as community health representatives (CHRs) and promotoras—know their community best. Unlike most other healthcare providers during the COVID-19 pandemic, CHWs have delivered essential support to their clients, often in their clients’ homes.
Since CHWs work in remote locations throughout the state, the Arizona Community Engagement Alliance (AzCEAL) Against COVID-19 Disparities created a seven-part video training series on COVID-19 vaccines for their continuing… Read more
The Southwest Health Equity Research Collaborative (SHERC) awarded three NAU researchers grants totaling $150,000 for health equity research in the local community through the Pilot Project Program (PPP).
The PPP awarded grants to: Davis Henderson, assistant professor in the Department of Communication Sciences and Disorders, for his project “Navajo Children with and without Speech Sound Disorders; Amanda Hunter, postdoctoral scholar, Center for Health Equity… Read more
Carmenlita Chief and Alexandra Samarron Longorio have devoted their careers to ensuring that every person, especially the most underrepresented and underserved, has a fair and just opportunity to be as healthy as possible.
It was this commitment to health equity that sparked the senior research coordinators at the Southwest Health Equity Research Collaborative’s Community Engagement Core to create their recently released Fairness First Campaign.
Through… Read more
Creating an effective maternal and child health (MCH) podcast on the Navajo Nation requires more than just important health information—it involves having compelling hosts, effective guests, excellent editing and a style to which the audience can relate.
Wildfires and health equity with Catrin Edgeley
Assistant Professor, School of Forestry
A. I research how human communities can become “fire adapted” (i.e., live with fire while minimizing impacts and losses) before, during, and after wildfires. This involves using a suite of social science… Read more