Regional Studies of

Significant health disparities in Arizona are related to the state’s rural nature, widespread poverty and cultural differences between diverse populations. More than 20 percent of Arizonans live in poverty and 13 out of 15 counties in the state are rural. Arizona’s rated of uninsured individuals in one of the three highest in the country.Julie Baldwin, Director of NAU’s Center for Health Equity Research (CHER), was awarded $773,000 from the Northern Arizona Regional Behavioral Health Authority Institute to advance knowledge on well-being strategies for populations in Northern Arizona..