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ARSOBO

Dr. Burris "Duke" Duncan has brought together multiple partners to form ARSOBO, a nonprofit that builds low-cost wheelchairs, hearing aids and prosthetics. The central philosophy of ARSOBO, short for Arizona, Sonora and border – is to hire people who need or use a medical device. Those people then build them and are charged only the cost, or what they can afford. Families who need the devices but have limited means are aided by subsidies from private donations or grants.

Oyendo Bien

This NIH research is a collaborative effort of the Speech, Hearing and Language Department at the University of Arizona , the Arizona Prevention Research Center and Mariposa Community Health Center. This 5 year research project focuses on the development of an innovative community health worker model for eliminating the health disparities of people with hearing loss in the U.S.-Mexico border region.

Scistosomiasis and H&S in Mining Community, China

This study is to elucidate the impact that Schistosomiasis has on mine workers. Schistosomiasis is a known endemic parasitic disease impacting communities in Anhui Province, China. However, the impact that this disease has on Mine Workers and their families is not known. The study hypothesis is that Schistosomiasis infections in endemic regions reduce working-days per year in Anhui mine workers.

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

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.

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