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4th Annual Health Equity Conference

4th Annual Arizona Health Equity Conference

Save-the-Date(HealthEquity_SavetheDate2017.pdf) for the next Arizona Health Equity Conference on Thursday, October 12, 2017 at Glendale Civic Center. More details to come soon. This past year’s 2016 conference was a great success! This statewide conference has attracted over 300 attendees each year, including physicians, nurses, researchers, clinicians, public health professionals, community health workers, social workers, and non-profit partners. Mayo Clinic has led a 14 non-profit membered Planning Committee, showing its commitment to reducing health disparities and promotion of health equity in our state. The leadership has now transitioned to Mercy Maricopa Integrated Care, who will lead the Planning Committee for the next three years, while Mayo Clinic remains on the Planning Committee with the other members who continue to demonstrate their own leadership in Arizona through their participation and involvement. With over 30 speakers, 15 exhibitors, and a new scientific poster sessions, every year continues to attract incredible participants highlighting the intersection between research, clinical care, prevention, and policy.  We hope to see you this year!

 

For questions : Chara Chamie (chamie.chara@mayo.edu) & Farhia Omar (omar.farhia@mayo.edu)

 

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Arizona Projects

Dec 10, 2014

Somali Tobacco Outreach & Research Initiative (STORI)

By OHDR Admin @ohdradmin
Scott J. Leischow, Ph.D. Senior Associate Consultant II, Hematology/Oncology Mayo Clinic’s campus in Scottsdale, Arizona Abstract Somalis are the fourth largest refugee population in the United States. [...]
Somali Tobacco Outreach & Research Initiative (STORI)
Oct 7, 2014

Race/Ethnicity and Insurance-Based Disparities in Financial Burden After Hematopoietic Cell Transplantation (HCT)

By OHDR Admin @ohdradmin
Researchers Nandita Khera, Ph.D., M.P.H. Sunny Kim, Ph.D. Julie McNulty, Ph.D. Edna Ramos Summary Financial health is emerging as an important component of cancer survivorship. [...]
Oct 7, 2014

Physical Activity and Healthy Weight for Latina Breast Cancer Survivors

By OHDR Admin @ohdradmin
Researchers Linda Larkey, Ph.D. Donald W. Northfelt, M.D. Rebecca Lee Summary Testing effects of Latin Dance vs. Meditative Movement with breast cancer survivors (compared to control group).
Oct 7, 2014

Navigation from Community to Clinic to Promote CRC Screening in Underserved Populations

By OHDR Admin @ohdradmin
Researchers Linda Larkey, Ph.D. Usha Menon, Ph.D., R.N. Mignonne Guy, Ph.D. Summary The purpose of this study is to test effectiveness of community group education plus tailored navigation, versus community group education only, in increasing clinic attendance among low-income, multicultural Arizona residents, aged 50 to 75 years.
Sep 3, 2014

NATO CAP: Networks Among Tribal Organizations for Clean Air Policies

By OHDR Admin @ohdradmin
Researchers Scott J. Leischow, Ph.D. Patricia Nez Henderson, M.D. Samantha Sabo, Ph.D. Thomas Valente, Ph.D. Partner Navajo Nation [...]
Sep 3, 2014

Supportive Care Needs & Resource Assessment in Cancer Patients

By OHDR Admin @ohdradmin
Researchers Scott J. Leischow, Ph.D. Julie McNulty, Ph.D. (Arizona State University) Sunny Kim, Ph.D. (Arizona State University) Edna Ramos [...]
Sep 3, 2014

Community-based Diabetes Prevention for Obese Latino Youth

By OHDR Admin @ohdradmin
Researchers Gabriel Shaibi, Ph.D. Colleen Keller, Ph.D. Darya McClain, Ph.D. Felipe Castro, Ph.D. Yolanda Konopken Partners St. Vincent de Paul Medical and Dental Clinic Lincoln Family YMCA [...]
Sep 3, 2014

Mammography Study

By OHDR Admin @ohdradmin
Researchers Celine M. Vachon, Ph.D. Carmen Radecki Breitkopf, Ph.D. Site Mountain Park Health Center - Baseline Clinic [...]

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May 11, 2016

Somali Tobacco Outreach and Research Initiative

By Sumedha Penheiter @sumedhapenheiter
Researchers study tobacco use in Somali community where 36 percent smoke cigarettes. In a pilot project funded by the Office of Health Disparities Research, Arizona researchers have gathered baseline data on tobacco use in the Somali refugee community, with the ultimate goal of reducing tobacco-related health disparities. A team led by [...]
Somali Tobacco Outreach and Research Initiative
Apr 19, 2016

Researchers Partner with Navajo Nation on Smoke-Free Policies

By Sumedha Penheiter @sumedhapenheiter
Since the 1970s, exposure to secondhand smoke has decreased dramatically in the U.S. with implementation of smoke-free policies in many states and communities. However, these protections do not apply on tribal lands, where secondhand smoke continues to pose a health risk in indoor environments like workplaces and casinos. Mayo researcher Scott [...]
Researchers Partner with Navajo Nation on Smoke-Free Policies
Mar 1, 2016

NIH Commits $3.1M Grant to Support Groundbreaking Research to Prevent Diabetes in Latino Youth

By Sumedha Penheiter @sumedhapenheiter
A transdisciplinary team of Arizona researchers, including Gabriel Shaibi, Ph.D. (Mayo affiliate researcher in Health Science Research and member of the OHDR-Arizona Internal Advisory Team), who will serve as principal investigator, has been awarded a five-year, $3.1 million grant from the National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases [...]
NIH Commits $3.1M Grant to Support Groundbreaking Research to Prevent Diabetes in Latino Youth
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