Finding solutions to end health disparities regionally, nationally, and globally will involve new ways of engaging researchers, healthcare providers, and communities in research which is culturally relevant and respectful, and which provides solid information on which to base action.
Collaborate with communities to build foundations and environments that support health and wellbeing.
Be a trusted partner and leader in research and action to attain the highest level of health for all people.
Mutual respect and understanding are crucial to successful research in the communities in which health equity is an issue. Visit our Resources pages to find regional, statewide, and national support.
The Southwest Health Equity Research Collaborative is a new initiative working to increase NAU’s basic biomedical, clinical, and behavioral health research capacity to address health disparities among diverse populations of the Southwest region.
It is imperative that we build a stronger, more diverse health research workforce. CHER is working toward building this workforce through interactions with students and interns, graduate certificate programs, community/campus collaborative workshops, and events.
The primary focus of this workshop will be to offer tools for effective communication/partnership development, stakeholder engagement, facilitation methods, and applied evaluation techniques. This workshop provides attendees with skills for designing and improving community programs with an emphasis on engaging team members and partners to conduct effective evaluation, move projects forward and achieving meaningful results.
This conference will look beyond incarceration at the individual level and discuss the lifelong impact of incarceration at the systemic level.
Area of discussion include:
• Incarceration limits opportunities and exposes people to trauma, disease, chronic stress, social stigma and exclusion; once incarcerated, people can become trapped.
• Health impacts are intergenerational; having an incarcerated parent is recognized as a traumatic experience for the child and is linked to negative health outcomes throughout the child’s life.
• High incarceration rates impair community health.
• Cultural implications for incarcerated indigenous people.
This workshop will educate health‐related community organizations about the process of organizational strategic planning for collaborative health research, especially for
those entities that lack a clear plan or direction for their long‐term research programs. The workshop will benefit researchers and clinicians at Northern Arizona Healthcare and its two hospitals – Flagstaff Medical Center and Verde Valley Medical Center ‐ as well as those at other hospitals or non‐profits in the region that engage in some level of research. Since these organizations are not designated research institutions, they likely can benefit from leveraging regional infrastructure and collaborative expertise.