Researchers from Northern Arizona University and the University of Arizona found pregnant women and mothers who are treated by community health workers have lower rates of low birthweight and preterm newborns than their peers without those providers.
Center for Health Equity Research
Northern Arizona University moved up five spots in the most recent National Science Foundation’s (NSF) national research rankings, moving to No. 191 with a fiscal year 2019 performance of $58.91 million.
Year after year, NAU has risen in these rankings, which takes research expenditures into account. NAU also… Read more
Despite concerted national efforts to create healthier, more equitable communities, health disparities and health inequities still “loom large” in the United States, particularly for people of color and rural communities.
According to the recently released 2020 Regional Health Equity Survey Report (RHES), a way to address health equity issues may lie in cross-sectoral collaboration between Arizona’s top community leaders — those whose individual work, when brought together, directly… Read more
When COVID-19 was declared a pandemic, K-12 schools were among the first operations to close in order to prevent community spread in the US.
As schools slowly begin to reopen for in-person classes throughout the country, there is still sparse information about COVID-19 mitigation strategy adherence, including physical distancing, mask wearing, and hand washing, among students in school.
Ricky Camplain and Nanette “Gigi” Lopez, both assistant professors with Northern Arizona University’s Read more
In Coconino County, individuals are admitted to jail twice as often per year as the national average, with about 3,093 per 100,000 people per year admitted to Coconino County Detention Facility (CCDF).
To address the incarceration rate, Northern Arizona University faculty members are collaborating with Coconino County Attorney’s Office to analyze the… Read more
In Native American tribes, community health representatives (CHRs) are unique and valued members of the health care system serving their communities. New research out of Northern Arizona University shows that despite their critical importance to the community, CHRs lack the support needed to do their work effectively.