The basics of this study are related to the geologic profile of the western United States, which has elevated levels of arsenic and uranium in the soil which contaminate the groundwater. The root cause of the heavy metels have to do with the sandstone and limestone bedrock which is typical of the Colorado Plateau.
The goal of this study is to formally evaluate if a community health worker intervention can effectively reduce workplace exposures in marginalized small businesses to hazardous chemicals. Through face-to-face encounters, this study will increase the capacity of workers with limited education, literacy & computer skills to understand workplace hazards and effective control options to reduce exposures and prevent occupational disease.
Cheyenne Grabiec – Addressing Environmental Health Concerns of Tribal Communities in the Southwest
A Student’s Journey: From Tribal College to University is a partnership between University of Arizona (UA) Southwest Environmental Health Sciences Center (SWEHSC) and the Tohono O’Odham Community College (TOCC). The co-leads on the project are Marti Lindsey (UA) and Daniel Sestiaga (TOCC).
The most common modality is with Information Walks – where environmental health information is disseminated at various stations using interactive approaches. Other walks teach