Strengthening Resiliency in Communities of Color in Nevada and Arizona

June 30, 2021

The Guinn Center, in partnership with Morrison Institute at Arizona State University, is examining the impact of extreme heat during COVID-19 on Latino and Native American communities in Nevada and Arizona.  Specifically, our teams are asking: What heat-related challenges did COVID-19 expose or exacerbate?  What policies help address these challenges What are the gaps? How can policy help reduce negative impacts? This project is funded by the Walmart Foundation. As part of this project, our team conducted over 50 interviews with community leaders and members and designed and administered a survey.  This powerpoint summarizes our initial findings in Nevada. Our final report will be released in August 2021.