The differences in health status and disease burden (e.g., lower quality of life, financial costs, and death) exist among specific populations based on social or demographic factors such as race and income.
Social Determinants of Health
The conditions in which people are born, grow, live, work and age (e.g., air quality, schools, parks, jobs, housing conditions, etc.).
Health equity is when every person has a fair and equal opportunity to be as healthy as possible and no one is… Read more
Each year in Arizona, family members spend about 357 million unpaid hours caring for family members with Alzheimer’s disease and related dementias (ADRD). Before now, each caregiver in rural northern Arizona had to scramble and search for relevant resources for their loved one, often overlooking their own support and… Read more
What are the root causes of health inequity and how do they affect the social determinants of health?
According to the recently released 2020 Regional Health Equity Survey Report (RHES), a key component to the root causes of health equity lies in the paths that create the problem — the unequal… Read more
Researchers from Northern Arizona University’s Southwest Health Equity Research Collaborative (SHERC) team recently won the 2020 Rural and Environmental Research Award for the American Public Health Association’s (APHA) Aging & Public Health Section for their work with family caregivers of individuals with Alzheimer’s disease and related dementias.
Would you like to talk about your Alzheimer’s disease or dementia caregiving experience? Researchers from the Southwest Health Equity Research Collaborative (SHERC) are conducting a study that will identify the needs and assets of diverse caregivers of persons with Alzheimer’s and related dementias (ADRD) in northern Arizona.
The multi-disciplinary research team received a one-year, $374,906 administrative supplement… Read more