Community health workers (CHWs) — also referred to as community health representatives and promotoras de salud — are frontline public health workers who are trusted and welcomed into the homes of their communities.
COVID-19 in Arizona
The impact of COVID-19 has challenged border communities who were already working to improve their region’s social determinants of health — conditions where people live, learn, work, and play that affect their health and quality of life.
On May 19, the one-day, online conference, “COVID-19 and Social Determinants of Health: Impact on the Border,” 8:30–11:30 a.m., will bring… Read more
Researchers in Northern Arizona University’s Center for Health Equity Research (CHER) and the Southwest Health Equity Research Collaborative (SHERC) recently received four grants totaling more than $1 million from the National Institutes of Health (NIH) for projects related to the COVID-19 pandemic.
NAU Regents’ Professor Julie Baldwin, director of CHER and the principal investigator for three of these projects explained… Read more
With COVID-19 spreading over the past six months, Dr. Heather Williamson, her community and her university collaborators are adjusting their community-based research projects to address the virus’ challenges, especially for people with intellectual and developmental disabilities (IDD).
In one of her current projects, Williamson is working to address the digital divide experienced by individuals with… Read more
KJZZ ‘The Show’ feature
July 24, 2020
By Mark Brodie
Published July 22, 2020––The Show on KJZZ 91.5
The Arizona Department of Health Services recorded another 1,926 new cases of COVID-19 on July 22, pushing the total number of cases over 150,000.
The state is also reported that 56 more Arizonans died due to the virus, meaning… Read more