UA Collaborates to Bring Bikes to Ajo

From an Arizona Daily Wildcat story:

The UA Mel and Enid Zuckerman College of Public Health and the Department of Mexican American Studies are working with community partners to create a bicycle program in Ajo, Arizona.

The program’s partners provided bikes to Ajo, teach classes on bicycle safety and are working to implement a biking program at the local middle school in conjunction with the Ajo Unified School District. All this is done with a focus on chronic disease management and prevention as well as transportation, according to Martha Moore-Monroy, REACH program director and a health promotion sciences lecturer.

Ajo is designated a medically under-served area, according to Ada Wilkinson-Lee, an assistant professor in department of Mexican-American studies and the co-principal investigator and evaluation director for the grant funding the project.

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Published Date: 

10/06/2016 - 10:58am