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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
The Criminal Justice Coordinating Council (CJCC) pilot project is nearing the completion of qualitative and biological data collection. Individuals detained in the Coconino County Jail have participated in interviews and biological swab samples that are being tested for staph and cavity-causing bacteria. The collection of data has been supported by 7 student interns and a new CHER Project Coordinator Sr., Carly Camplain. Further data collection and analysis will include accessing and obtaining permissions to criminal justice information systems, local data… Read more
CHER has been awarded funding for several projects from the Native American Research Centers for Health (NARCH), a program supported by the National Institute of General Medical Sciences and Indian Health Service. “The NARCH initiative supports partnerships between American Indian/Alaska Native (AI/AN) tribes or tribally-based organizations and institutions that conduct intensive academic-level biomedical research. NARCH provides opportunities for conducting research, research training, and faculty development to meet the needs of AI/AN communities. The NARCH program also provides opportunities for tribes and tribal organizations to… Read more
PINE, the Alumni Magazine of Northern Arizona University has featured the Center for Health Equity Research in the Fall 2017 edition. The article reflects the center’s objective of addressing health disparities unique to Arizona’s rural and minority populations through research. This research emphasizes factors that contribute to health inequities like social, economic, and cultural factors. Public health based projects established during the center’s first year include an assessment of well-being in northern Arizona, a study of Arizona’s Health Start… Read more