In response to shifts supporting the integration of the Community Health Worker (CHW) workforce into public health and health care systems, the Center for Health Equity Research at Northern Arizona University interviewed leadership of all Arizona Health Care Cost Containment System (AHCCCS) contracted health plans to assess innovations in CHW workforce integration and financing. Read the full report for more information.
CHER & SHERC news
Of the 850,000 youth in the U.S. juvenile justice system, youth of color account for about 68 percent according to the Children’s Defense fund—numbers that a national gathering of juvenile justice experts is addressing and hopes to eliminate in the future.
The Center for Health Equity Research (CHER) at Northern Arizona University is partnering with the Roundtable on the Promotion of Health Equity of the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine (NASEM) and The NARBHA Institute to host a… Read more
Congratulations to Dr. Ricky Camplain, who was recently named as an assistant professor for Health Science and for the Center for Health Equity Research. Dr. Camplain is an epidemiologist interested in methodology, and she is now teaching Principles of Biostatistics at NAU.
“My favorite thing about conducting research and teaching at the Center for Health Equity Research and all of Northern Arizona University is the sense of community,” Dr. Camplain… Read more
In the 2019-29 year, CHER has unprecedented number of graduate students in its master’s and doctorate programs.
Meet our 14 graduate students (and 1 undergrad) and learn why they chose NAU!
Hometown: Naschitti, NM
What is your program of study? Master of Public Health– Indigenous Health
When will you graduate? Fall 2020
The American population is aging, and conditions such as diabetes and cardiovascular disease are on the rise. With those factors in place, the medical community has growing concerns about wound treatment. According to the American Professional Wound Care Association, about 15 percent of Medicare recipients suffer chronic, nonhealing wounds with an annual cost of about $30 billion.
One challenge physicians repeatedly face in treating wounds is the threat of bacterial infection. Closing the wound helps reduce the risk, but if… Read more
Congratulations to Samantha Sabo who was honored with a special recognition award for her commitment to the Community Health Representative (CHR) workforce and policy efforts in the state. The Community Health Representative Policy and Planning Committee presented Dr. Sabo with the recognition award at the “CHR Summit V… Read more