Nicolette Teufel-Shone, associate director of the Center for Health Equity Research and co-lead for the Southwest Health Equity Research Collaborative, recently collaborated with researchers from 18 of the 25 Research Centers for Minority Institutions (RCMI) in the US to publish Community Engagement Practices at Research Institutions: Priority Populations and Innovative… Read more
What are the root causes of health inequity and how do they affect the social determinants of health?
According to the recently released 2020 Regional Health Equity Survey Report (RHES), a key component to the root causes of health equity lies in the paths that create the problem — the unequal distribution of power… Read more
The Southwest Health Equity Research Collaborative’s (SHERC) Community Engagement Core has opened the sixth round of its Community-Campus Partnership Support (CCPS) applications for funds of up to $5,000 per year — funding is dedicated to developing partnerships between NAU faculty and community organizations.
Applications are due by May 15 at 5 p.m. Partners must spend the funding on… Read more
Learn more about the Great Beginnings for Healthy Native Smiles project in our February 2021 newsletter:
A mere six months before the pandemic, Amy Armstrong-Heimsoth, associate clinical professor, NAU Department of Occupational Therapy, and her community partner Shevaun Sullivan, director of group home relations for OCJ Kids or Opportunity, Community and Justice for Kids, in Phoenix, received funding from the Southwest Health Equity Research Collaborative’s Community-Campus Partnership Support (CCPS) for their project.
Their plan… 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… Read more