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Fireground Injuries: An International Evaluation of Causes and Best Practices

This study had three specific aims: 1) Compare fireground injury rates by department; 2) Evaluate the relationship between training and following standard operating procedures among injured firefighters; and 3) Determine standard operating procedures best practices.

Injury rates vary substantially across fire departments, suggesting that substantial improvements could result from adoption of more optimal health and safety approaches.

Impacts of Development and Oil Production to Wildlife and Community Health in the Albertine Rift Valley, Uganda

Researchers from Conservation & Ecosystem Health Alliance (CEHA) of Kampala, Uganda; Makerere University, Kampala, Uganda; and The University of Arizona, Tucson, Arizona, USA traveled through the Albertine Rift Valley (Valley) of western Uganda from April 11 -20, 2012. The research trip initiated at the Murchison National Park, continuing south through the Valley to the Queen Elizabeth National Park.

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.

Solar Market Gardens in Benin

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.

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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