Learn more about the Great Beginnings for Healthy Native Smiles project in our February 2021 newsletter:
Researchers at NAU join with Hopi and Crow tribes to tackle early childhood tooth decay
Early childhood caries (ECC), or tooth decay, has been linked to serious chronic health conditions like premature or low birth weight in infants, diabetes, cardiovascular diseases and stroke, according to the Arizona Healthy Smiles, Healthy Bodies Survey conducted by the Arizona Department of Health Services.
Researchers from Northern Arizona University’s Center for Health Equity Research (CHER) and other institutions are working to… Read more
Carly Camplain: November 2020 Spotlight
It’s not very often that you come across a person who has a juris doctorate, a bachelor’s in psychology, a bachelor’s in sociology with a minor in statistics, and who is now completing a master’s of public health and a doctoral degree in interdisciplinary health with an emphasis in health equity.
Yet Carolyn “Carly” Camplain not only… Read more
C. Camplain awarded scholarship to correctional health policy conference
Carolyn Camplain, doctoral candidate in Interdisciplinary Health and a program coordinator with the Center for Health Equity Research, was awarded the Warren J. Ferguson Scholarship to attend the 13th Annual Academic and Health Policy Conference on Correctional Health, April 2–3, in Raleigh, North Carolina.
Dr. Ferguson is the director of Academic Programs, Health and Criminal Justice Programs… Read more
Welcome CHER graduate students
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… Read more
Recently Funded Project, Great Beginnings for Healthy Native Smiles
Great Beginnings for Healthy Native Smiles: An Early Childhood Caries Prevention Program
American Indian children are four times more likely to suffer from untreated dental caries when compared to white children.1 High rates of Early Childhood Caries (ECC; one or more decayed, missing, or filled teeth in a child less than 6 years of age)2 in American Indian children impact the wellbeing of their families and communities because of the associated problems that result from untreated ECC such as infection,… Read more