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.
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
Learn more about the Great Beginnings for Healthy Native Smiles project in our February 2021 newsletter:
COVID-19 may present opportunities for improving healthcare delivery. According to a recent Centers for Disease Control and Prevention report, telehealth visits with healthcare providers increased 154 percent between March 2019 and March 2020 primarily due to limitations of in-person interactions due to COVID-19.
To address these health care delivery shifts, and to discuss ways… Read more
American Indian, Latino and Black communities have been disproportionately affected by the COVID-19 pandemic throughout the United States, and Arizona has been no exception.
In response to the disparate pandemic spread, researchers from Northern Arizona University, University of Arizona, Arizona State University, Mayo Clinic and the Arizona Community Health Worker… Read more
Melinda Smith, doctoral student in Interdisciplinary Health and a graduate student with the Center for Health Equity Research, discussed her experience as a contact tracer with KNAU reporter Melissa Sevigny in a feature on Sept. 17.
Read or listen to the full interview …