Coronavirus Information

Until further notice, the University of Arizona, in accordance with the guidelines recommended by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, encourages all employees to work remotely. Our offices are closed to the public, but you can reach the Southwest Institute for Research on Women (SIROW), Monday–Friday 8am-5pm:

Get COVID-19 updates and information for the University of Arizona community. Also, see SBS resources for continuing instruction and learning.


A Message From Pima County Attorney Laura Conover

"Our efforts to expunge marijuana convictions throughout Pima County are underway. Beginning July 12, Courts across the state will begin accepting applications to have convictions for marijuana possession wiped clean, and our team will help those who are eligible, convicted out of our Office, to get it done – *at no cost*. We’re joining with Southern Arizona NORML and our local chapter of the American Friends Service Committee on community outreach to get the message to as many people as...

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Tue, 07/20/2021 - 10:40
Free HIV Testing Offered by SIROW's B-Well Project

Tue, 06/22/2021 - 08:30
SIROW in the News!

SIROW Associate Research Professor, Keith Bentele, and his “Housing Insecurity Indicators & Potential Homelessness Estimates for Arizona and Pima County“ Report was mentioned in the Arizona Daily Star over this past weekend.

Please take a moment to read the article by following the link below:

The most recent...

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Tue, 06/15/2021 - 09:37
Sign-Ups for Upcoming Spectrum Sessions Now Available!

Do you know a young person who could benefit from these services? Send them our way! Sign-ups for Spectrum's upcoming May and June virtual sessions are open to youth ages 13-24 across the state of Arizona. Spectrum welcomes youth of all identities, with a focus on those who are LGBTQ+. Learn more and sign up here:  

May 17-21, 3:30-5PM - registration closes May 9th June 21-25, 3:30-5PM - registration closes June 13th... Read more
Thu, 05/06/2021 - 12:05
SIROW In The News!

The work of SIROW researchers and their partners related to addressing the increasing opioid epidemic has been showcased recently in multiple news articles.  


Read this article (hyperlink “article” to about the current state of the epidemic, how it is impacting our Arizona community, and the impact of the pandemic on...

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Wed, 05/05/2021 - 12:48
National Youth HIV & AIDS Awareness Day April 10 Free Testing Event

April 10 is National Youth HIV & AIDS Awareness Day. #NYHAAD reminds us of the importance of investing in young people’s health and education. 1 in 5 new HIV diagnoses occurs in young people ages 13-24. This National Youth HIV & AIDS Awareness Day, SIROW’s B-Well Project in collaboration with the Pima County Health Department, will be offering free confidential HIV, STI, and pregnancy testing to anyone over the age of 13 outside of Goodwill Metro on 4th Ave between 12 and 4pm.

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Wed, 04/07/2021 - 13:32
SIROW in the News!


SIROW Associate Research Professor, Keith Bentele's, Housing Insecurity report was cited in an Arizona PBS article yesterday!

Feds extend eviction moratorium for 90 days to slow COVID-19 spread

Please take a moment to read the article here:

Tue, 03/30/2021 - 15:50
SIROW In The News!

SIROW is proud to share that Associate Research Professor, Keith Bentele's, report on Housing Insecurity was recently mentioned in the news!

Please take a moment to read the article here:





Media Mention:

Machelor, Patty.  “Tucson's housing crisis compounded by months...

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Fri, 03/12/2021 - 16:09
New SIROW Presentation! Forecasting Homeless in Arizona During the COVID-19 Crisis – Update

SIROW is proud to share a presentation by our own Researcher, Keith Bentele.

Please view the presentation HERE or take a moment to check it and others out on our Projects page HERE.

For questions about the presentation please contact Keith Bentele (

“Forecasting Homeless in Arizona During the COVID-19 Crisis – Update.” presentation to: Maricopa Regional Continuum of Care (Jan 2021), Phoenix Community Alliance (Feb 2021), Tucson Pima...

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Tue, 03/02/2021 - 09:33
SIROW Researcher Featured in SBS News

After recently being published in the International Journal of Drug Policy, SIROW Researcher, Beth Meyerson, has also been featured in SBS news.

The article is titled “I don’t even want to go to the doctor when I get sick now: Healthcare experiences and discrimination reported by people who use drugs, Arizona 2019.”

To view the SBS News, click here:

Tue, 02/09/2021 - 10:06