This is one of the questions included in the Regional Health Equity Survey (RHES) that addressed the social, environmental and economic conditions that impact the health and well-being of communities in Northern Arizona––the topic for Read more
SHERC National Institute on Minority Health and Health Disparities of the National Institutes of Health grant
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… Read more
More than 6 million people in the US live with Alzheimer’s Disease and Related Dementias (ADRD), and more than 16 million family members provide the bulk of their care. In rural areas, where caregivers already have difficulty accessing health and support services because of health disparities, COVID-19-related isolation is exacerbating the intense responsibilities of these unpaid caregivers and potentially contributing to their stress, anxiety, depression and physical health.
To address… Read more
Would you like to talk about your Alzheimer’s disease or dementia caregiving experience? Researchers from the Southwest Health Equity Research Collaborative (SHERC) are conducting a study that will identify the needs and assets of diverse caregivers of persons with Alzheimer’s and related dementias (ADRD) in northern Arizona.
The multi-disciplinary research team received a one-year, $374,906 administrative supplement… Read more
Family caregivers provide the bulk of care to individuals with Alzheimer’s and similar conditions. These intense responsibilities cause many caregivers to experience high rates of chronic stress, anxiety, depression, and physical health conditions. The symptoms intensify for caregivers of diverse and rural backgrounds who have fewer means to access health and support resources, according to past research.