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What Does Equity Mean to You?

Anna Zamora-Kapoor is quoted in this op ed. By Bo John Brusco for the Lynwood (Wash.) Times On Wednesday, October 6, the Lynnwood Times facilitated an interview forum with several candidates running for Mayoral, City Council, and School District positions in Lynnwood and Mukilteo. It was an insightful experience listening to each candidates’ response and […]

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As the delta variant grips Washington state, Latino population faces steep COVID risk

HERC Community Liaison Anna Zamora-Kapoor is quoted in this article.   By Ryan Blethen, Manuel Villa and Daisy Zavala Seattle Times staff reporters MALAGA, CHELAN COUNTY — Teresa Bendito-Zepeda and a few companions went door to door during a summer morning last month, coaxing the farmworkers at this migrant housing complex to a pop-up COVID-19 vaccination clinic […]

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Kratom a danger for older adults

By Addy Hatch, WSU College of Nursing Older adults are using kratom, often as an alternative to opioids for pain relief. As the plant-based substance’s popularity has grown, however, so have calls to poison centers, often with severe consequences for older adults. “It functions a lot like an opioid but it’s not regulated,” explained Janessa […]

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La Patrona radio interview – Vaccination for the Latinx community

Anna Zamora-Kapoor, Assistant Professor in WSU’s Departments of Sociology and Medical Education and Clinical Sciences and Community Liaison with WSU’s Health Equity Research Center, spoke with La Patrona 1680 AM radio about COVID and vaccinations for Latinx community members. Watch the 8-minute interview here. Listen to a 1-minute spotlight here.

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COVID-19 Meeting with Anna Zamora-Kapoor and Faith Leaders

𝐂𝐎𝐕𝐈𝐃-𝟏𝟗 𝐙𝐨𝐨𝐦 𝐌𝐞𝐞𝐭𝐢𝐧𝐠 𝐰𝐢𝐭𝐡 𝐅𝐚𝐢𝐭𝐡 𝐋𝐞𝐚𝐝𝐞𝐫𝐬 | Hosted by La Patrona 1680 AM & the Washington State Department of Health Join us on March 18th for a free VIRTUAL event to discuss the impact of the COVID-19 vaccine, and church guidelines for gatherings. This event is exclusive for community faith leaders. About the Guest Speaker We are pleased to announce Anna Zamora-Kapoor, […]

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Breastfeeding mothers produce COVID-19 antibodies

From WSU INSIDER, Feb. 10, 2021 Breastfeeding women who have COVID-19 transfer milk-borne antibodies to their babies without passing along the SARS-CoV-2 virus, according to a new study. Researchers analyzed 37 milk samples submitted by 18 women diagnosed with COVID-19. None of the milk samples were found to contain the virus, but nearly two-thirds of […]

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Cougarosities: Women’s Invisible Labor

The COVID-19 pandemic led to the release of a new phrase—“essential worker.” Ranging from grocery store clerks to health care professionals, this workforce continued to report to work in the midst of a global outbreak. Not only do women make up the majority of essential workers, they also take on the majority of caregiving roles—childcare, […]

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Native American scholar Dr. Cheryl Ellenwood to expand the Tribal Nation Building Leadership programs at Washington State University

30 November 2020 Dr. Ellenwood will join WSU’s Center for Native American Research and Collaboration (CNRC) and the Institute for Research and Education to Advance Community Health (IREACH) tasked with the mission of expanding Tribal Nation Building Leadership programs aimed at developing Native American students’ leadership skills and knowledge based on tribal principles and values. […]

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Risk Factors in Adolescence for the Development of Elevated Blood Pressure and Hypertension in American Indian and Alaskan Native Adults

Journal of Immigrant and Minority Health (2020) | 28 November 2020 Anna Zamora-Kapoor, Luciana E. Hebert, Morgan Montañez, Dedra Buchwald & Ka’imi Sinclair Abstract To examine risk factors for elevated blood pressure and hypertension in American Indians and Alaska Natives (AI/ANs), compared to three other ethnic groups in the US. Weighted relative risk regression models, stratified by race/ethnicity, were used […]

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