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AHEC Scholars participate in a wide variety of activities that promote workforce development and give them exposure to community service and research opportunities.

In 2021, three Scholars participated in CommuniVax, a national coalition of social scientists, public health experts, and community advocates who seek lasting solutions to serious problems. There are teams in Idaho, Alabama, California, Maryland and Virginia. 

These Scholars participated in research and analysis that led to a report and recommendations to improve: Vaccine Access and Acceptability among the Hispanic Population in Rural Southease Idaho.

Elizabeth Cartwright (co-PI, Idaho) PhD, Professor, Department of Anthropology, Idaho State University

Diana Schow (co-PI, Idaho) PhD, MHE, MA, Assistant Professor, Community and Public Health, Executive Director, Southeast Idaho AHEC, Idaho State University 

Tamara Bassett, MS, Associate Lecturer, Global Studies and Languages, Idaho State University 

Idaho CommuniVax is funded through the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health-Center for Health Security. 

Vaccine Access and Acceptability Among Hispanic Population cover page

This work is a product of CommuniVax (Monica Schoch-Spana and Emily K. Brunson Pls). 

Funding was provided by the Chan Zuckerberg Initiative, with additional support from the Rockefeller Foundation.