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Upcoming SHERC events
To register for the following SHERC Research Infrastructure Core (RIC) Workshops, please visit the RIC workshop registration page.
January 26 | 1–5 p.m.
Regents’ Professor Robert T. Trotter II
This hands-on virtual workshop will be a pragmatic introduction to key design elements for conducting successful focus groups. Topics include exploring decision points for engaging focus group theory, methodology, staffing, sampling, recruitment, question development, data processing and management, analysis software, and successful analytical strategies
February 11 | 1–3 p.m.
Indrakshi Roy, Biostatistician
CHER and College of Health and Human Services
This workshop will discuss how to choose the appropriate quantitative research design for a study. We will talk about several different quantitative research designs — when and why a design is chosen — identify the design that is most appropriate for our research — justify why it is the best choice.
February 26 | 12–2 p.m.
Anita Antoninka, Assistant Research Professor
School of Forestry
In this two-hour workshop, Antoninka will use examples to present the principles and rules for SEM, demonstrate a few types of variables and models, as well as the strengths and weaknesses of an SEM approach. The last part of the workshop will be hands-on practice building simple models in SPSS AMOS. She will provide resources for learning more about SEM and for building models in R.
March 17| 1–2 p.m.
Brittany Blanchard and Pamela Buzzard, librarians
Are you required by your funder to submit a DMP but aren’t sure what is needed? In this workshop, Brittany Blanchard and Pamela Buzzard will cover the basics of data management, why it is important to create & follow a DMP, and ways the library can help. There will be a specific focus on NIH & NSF requirements
March 25 | 11 a.m.–1 p.m.
Indrakshi Roy, Biostatistician
Understanding the origin, structure and contents of Medicare data is essential to designing a successful research project. NAU’s CHER/SHERC has bought some of this data and it is an excellent opportunity for researchers to use this data for their studies. This workshop delivers an overview of Medicare program, describes available research files, and provides information on how to request data.
April 7 | 1–3 p.m.
Lisa J Hardy, associate professor
In this workshop, Hardy will discuss the foundational principles that underlie CBPR and other community engaged strategies through examples, lessons learned from failed CBPR efforts, and scenarios for participants to assess how a CBPR approach differs from other research strategies.
RIC Pre-recorded workshops
For a list of RIC pre-recorded workshops, please visit the RIC Pre-Recorded Workshops page.
Community Engagement Core
Creating a shared vision of health equity research
The Community Engagement Core (CEC) endeavors to cultivate and sustain productive collaborations and partnerships with community-based organizations and leaders in meaningful ways that foster awareness and participation in health equity research among diverse populations in Arizona. Guided by a four direction framework and in collaboration with our CEC Advisory Council, the CEC aims to effect change through: Dialogue, Knowledge, Action, and Reflection.
Our geographic focus includes the six Northern Arizona Counties of Apache, Coconino, Gila, Mojave, Navajo and Yavapai, including Yuma and the 15 Native Nations of Chemehuevi, Cocopah, Ft. Mojave, Havasupai, Hopi, Hualapai, Kaibab Paiute, Navajo, Quechan, San Carlos Apache, San Juan Southern Paiute, Tonto Apache, White Mountain Apache, Yavapai Apache, and Yavapai Prescott.
Health equity means that everyone has a fair and just opportunity to be healthier. This requires removing obstacles to health such as poverty, discrimination, and their consequences, including powerlessness and lack of access to good jobs with fair pay, quality education and housing, safe environments, and health care.
– Robert Wood Johnson Foundation
Community Engagement Core initiatives
Dialogue: Engages community and organizational leadership in a series of surveys and face to face workshops to :
- Develop a shared vision of health equity and health equity research among stakeholders representing various sectors of our communities
- Establish a shared set of measures to monitor, prioritize, and act on health equity research
- Identify and share local research, practice, and policy approaches to address health disparities
- Understand how to build productive and sustainable partnerships between communities, researchers, and other stakeholders
Knowledge: Creates and facilitates regular webinars, podcasts and other interactive web-based dialogue about successful community-university collaborations to promote health equity through research.
Action: Mobilizes public-private and community-based organizations to plan actionable health equity research projects that are community driven, evidenced informed and involve multiple sectors such as housing, education, economic development, justice, health systems, planning etc.
Reflection: Assesses the CEC ability to increase community and research capacity, resilience and readiness for collaborative health equity research. Key outcomes will be understanding of roles in and evolution of partnerships, promoters of health-related resilience such as community collective action and advocacy and willingness to invest in health equity research.
Community Engagement Core – Our team
Community Engagement Core Co-Lead
Associate Professor, Health Sciences
Social and political context of chronic disease, border health, indigenous community health, Community Health Workers, social determinants of health of vulnerable populations, community-based participatory research
Program Coordinator, Senior
Mental health, social and structural impacts of anti-immigration policies among Undocumented immigrants in the state of Arizona; Exploring the cultural and historical context in developing culturally sensitive nutrition interventions