Working together to make a difference
The Southwest Health Equity Research Collaborative (SHERC) SHERC is a National Institute on Minority Health and Health Disparities (NIMHD) grant-funded cooperative agreement through the National Institutes of Health (NIH #U54MD012388) within the Center for Health Equity Research at Northern Arizona University.
SHERC is part of the NIMHD’s Research Centers in Minority Institutions Program.
Overall goal of the Southwest Health Equity Research Collaborative (SHERC)
To increase basic biomedical, clinical, and behavioral research at Northern Arizona University (NAU) to address health disparities and advance health equity among diverse populations of the southwestern United States.
In the next five years, we will increase research capacity especially in the areas of clinical and translational research with a focus on team science and diversity, equity, inclusion, and justice (DEIJ).
Community partner collaborations through team science and translational research
SHERC works closely with community partners to expand their capacity to address health disparities in chronic and infectious diseases, as well as high-priority behavioral health conditions, as determined by community partners. We take a team science and translational research approach within a diversity, equity, inclusion, and justice framework.
We work with schools, hospitals, community-based organizations, federally qualified health centers, the U.S. Indian Health Service, tribal public health authorities, and tribal and border health programs in Arizona to develop biomedical, clinical, and behavioral interventions aimed at increasing health equity.
By the numbers
8Funded Research Projects
20Funded Pilot Projects
17Funded Community-Campus Projects
8Funded Administrative Supplements
1Funded Diversity Supplement
Research reported in this publication was supported by the National Institute on Minority Health and Health Disparities of the National Institutes of Health under Award Number U54MD012388. The content is solely the responsibility of the authors and does not necessarily represent the official views of the National Institutes of Health.