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Detection of Latent TB among Migrant Farmworkers

One-third of the world’s population is infected with latent TB (LTBI). Along the Mexico-Arizona border, LTBI is diagnosed using the tuberculin skin test (TST). Cross reactive responses due to BCG vaccination or environmental mycobacteria can lead to false positive results, leading to unnecessary follow-up. New methods of detection more specific than TST have been developed, such as Quantiferon TB gold In-Tube (QFT-GIT). Our objective is to demonstrate utility and feasibility of the QFT-GIT test to detect LTBI among border populations.

Refugee Primary Care Work Group

The University of Arizona Health Sciences Library and Colleges of : Public Health, Nursing, Pharmacy; Pima County Health Department; Pima County Public Libraries; International Rescue Committee of Tucson, Center for Well Being; Refugee Focus; Arizona Dept. of Health Services, Office of Refugee Health; University Health Plans; Urgent Care Associates of Tucson; El Rio Community Health Center; Marana Healthcare; Tucson Family Advocacy Center (College of Medicine); and more

Arizona Prevention Research Center

Beginning with our Arizona Prevention Research Center, we have partnered with communities since 1995 to improve the health and well-being of people living in U.S.-Mexico Border communities through research, training, advocacy and policy change. With leadership provided by Scott Carvajal and Maia Ingram, the Center houses diverse programs and activities that use community-based participatory action research to focus on the prevention of chronic disease in the border region.

Profile of Refugee Primary Care Access and Delivery Needs in Pima County

This was a 1 yr assessment of health care system navigation challenges faced by refugees recently resettled to Tucson, and by primary care providers serving this population. It included an interdisciplinary work group The Refugee Primary Care Work Group with academic, health care, resettlement, library and community representatives, a team of students from public health, nursing, and library studies.

Global Health Inaugural Conference: New Frontiers in Global Health Leadership Forum: Building Strong Health Systems to Respond to Non-Communicable Diseases

The forum aimed to share global, bi-cultural, border region, and indigenous health models in response to non-communicable diseases through health systems strengthening and quality improvement. The four day program featured presentations by global experts and case studies of global and local models for NCD prevention and health systems strengthening; including quality assurance, health work force development, integration and health information systems & referral.

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