CIUA is a committed collaboration between the University of Arizona and the Hanban in China. By the end of 2011, there were 358 Confucius Institutes worldwide. CIUA is very proud to be one of a small number of Confucius Institutes situated in a top-ranked US research university, an extremely supportive community and in stunning natural surroundings.
Through the work of our Arizona Prevention Center, our College has developed curriculum for training community health workers in the areas of chronic disease prevention, including a family curriculum and a community curriculum, a mental health curriculum, and a leadership/advocacy curriculum. Our staff provides training to community health workers throughout Arizona as well as in Northern Mexico.
This project is a collaboration with the Center for Health Promotion in Northern Mexico at the Colegio de Sonora in Hermosillo, Sonora. The project has been adapting, piloting and evaluating Meta→Salud, a community intervention for the primary prevention of NCD.
This study is focused on identifying the essential characteristics of a model of health promoters to strengthen the health of migrant agricultural workers who are migrating from Southern Mexico to Northern Mexico to work in the large fruit and vegetable farms in Sonora.
The core research project focuses on the role of the community health worker, or promotora de salud, in health promotion and the control and prevention of chronic disease. In the last four years, the AzPRC has collaborated with border partners to explore the role of promotores in engaging community members to address policy and environmental change related to the social determinants of health.
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.
The global food crisis is having an important impact on food security in Sub-Saharan Africa, especially among those living in areas of marginal agricultural production. This program focuses on Solar Market Garden (SMG), which is a multisectoral, integrated approach to achieving food security in vulnerable populations. The goal of the program is to design, implement, monitor and evaluate the adoption of a SMG program to enhance the nutritional status of infants and young children and their mothers through the use of solar powered drip irrigation (PVDI) systems.