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.
2nd Annual Yuma Forum: “Improving Health Equity Through Collective Community Action”
This year’s objectives are: (1) to Reduce Health Inequities through Collective Community Engagement and (2) to Develop Health Research Capacity in the Yuma/Sonora Border Region.
Morning Session: The morning session will address models of translating research into action in the Yuma County/SLRC Sonora border region. Speakers will include though leaders in the field of health policy, creating sustainable change, health equity, challenges and opportunities.
Afternoon Session: The afternoon session will be devoted to improving the delivery systems to reduce health inequities by addressing Social Determinants of Health (SDoH). Breakout sessions: (1) Binational Border Health, (2) Community Engagement, (3) Clinical/Research Based Agenda and (4) Workforce Development.
This workshop is funded and supported by the Arizona Biomedical Research Centre, the Center for Health Equity Research, Yuma Regional Medical Center, Campesinos Sin Fronteras, Yuma County, and the Regional Center for Border Health Inc.