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The Detroit Community-Academic Urban Research Center

A community-based participatory research partnership in Detroit


Welcome to the Detroit URC

Welcome to the Detroit Community-Academic Urban Research Center (Detroit URC), a community-based participatory research (CBPR) partnership conducting research and interventions to promote health equity in the city of Detroit.

This website contains news and updates, networking opportunities, CBPR tools, policy advocacy resources and more!


News and Updates

 Community and Academic Partners are invited: The Detroit Urban Research CenterCommunity-Based Participatory Research Partnership Development Program A year-long program including an all-expense paid weeklong intensive training on...
Earlier this month the Healthy Environments Partnership, an affiliated partnership of the Detroit URC, was featured in the Michigan Nightlight regarding their Active Living Detroit Mini-Grant Program, a collaborative effort with the...

Featured Resources


Our CBPR Tools includes:

  • Definitions
  • Partnership development strategies
  • Data collection methods
  • Dissemination guidelines
  • Benefits & challenges






Community-Academic Research Network

Connect with community organizations and academic researchers seeking to improve health in Detroit through collaborative research.


Featured research tools:

  • Partnership Evaluation Questionnaire
  • MCBPR Group Dynamics Evaluation Instrument

Meet our partners and find links to their organizations here.


Detroit URC Partners

Communities In Schools | Community Health and Social Services Center (CHASS) | Detroit Hispanic Development Corporation | Friends of Parkside

Detroiters Working for Environmental Justice | Latino Family Services | Neighborhood Service Organization

Warren-Conner Development Coalition

Institute for Population Health | Henry Ford Health System

The University of Michigan Schools of Public Health, Nursing, and Social Work


University of Michigan School of Public Health
1415 Washington Heights
Ann Arbor, MI 48109-2029

Phone: (734) 764-5171
Fax: (734) 763-7379