Mihaljevic, an assistant professor in NAU’s School of Informatics, Computing and Cyber Systems (SICCS), will work with Crystal Hepp, assistant professor in SICCS and Benjamin Ruddell, director of SICCS, on the… Read more
Southwest Health Equity Research Collaborative
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
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
Northern Arizona University’s Southwest Health Equity Research Collaborative (SHERC) awarded research grants through its Pilot Project Program totaling $240,000 to four NAU faculty investigators conducting health equity research in the local community.
This year’s award recipients are NAU professors Emery Eaves, assistant professor in the Department of Anthropology, Catrin Edgeley, assistant professor in the School of Forestry, Regina Eddie, assistant professor… Read more
Nationally, rates of early childhood caries, or tooth decay, among Hispanic, American Indian, Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander children are almost double those of white children, making it the most prevalent chronic disease among these populations—occurring five times as frequently as asthma.
Researchers at Northern Arizona University have been working on a major study of… Read more
Sixteen million family members in the US are caregivers for the more than 6 million people living with Alzheimer’s Disease and Related Dementias (ADRD). For many caregivers in rural areas such as northern Arizona, health disparities prevent them from accessing the healthcare and support services they need. COVID-19-related isolation is adding… Read more