“Partnership for Maternal and Infant Health Equity in Substance Abuse Recovery Treatment”
NAU Academic Partner: Emery Eaves, PhD; Assistant Professor, Anthropology Department
Community Partner: Marca McCallie, LPC, NCC, MA; Founder and Therapist, Sage Home (non-profit treatment facility in Flagstaff)
Goal of Partnership: Develop, implement, and evaluate evidence-based interventions for mothers and their families experiencing substance use disorders in Northern Arizona.
“Plan for Developing Evaluation Methods to Define and Measure Successful Treatment Outcomes and to Determine Predicting Factors for Success in the SENSE Program”
NAU Academic Partner:Laura Karnitschnig, DNP, RN, CPNP; Assistant Professor, College of Nursing
Community Partner: Sue Smith, M.Ed; Statewide Prevention Coordinator, Arizona Department of Child Safety (Maricopa County)
Goal of Partnership: Yield a plan for developing evaluation methods to define and measure successful treatment outcomes and to determine predicting factors for success in the program. Promote program improvement in order to decrease the disparities for families engaged in foster care system, SENSE (Substance Exposed Newborn Safe Environment) program.
“Healthy Retail in Golden Valley, Arizona”
NAU Academic Partner: NAU Sustainable Communities Program
Community Partner: Melissa Palmer, MA; Nutrition & Health Promotion Manager, Mohave County Department of Public Health
Goal of Partnership: Increasing the amount of fresh fruit and vegetables being purchased and consumed in Golden Valley by 10%. Alleviating insufficient access to fresh fruits and vegetables by partnering with a local convenience store to incorporate the sale of fresh fruits and vegetables.
“Service-Learning to Promote Community Inclusion, Personal Development, and Health Equity Among Youth with Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities”
NAU Academic Partner:Heather Williamson, DrPH, MBA, OTR/L, CPH, Department of Occupational Therapy
Community Partner: Russ Randall, M.Ed; Founding Member and Leader, Northern Arizona Community of Practice Transition Team
Goal of Partnership: Identify best practices for service learning for youth with intellectual and/or development disabilities (IDD) in order to develop a stronger network of available service learning opportunities for youth with IDD.