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 rose… 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 affects… 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.
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 most… 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.
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… Read more