The Detroit URC: fostering health equity through 
community-based participatory research (CBPR)
for more than 20 years

Funding Source NIEHS, $2.4 million, 9/00-9/05: CONEH is funded through a separate grant but was part of CAAA intervention activities.
Goals & Objectives: To reduce exposure to physical and psychosocial environmental stressors associated with childhood asthma severity and exacerbation, and strengthen protective factors modifying the effect of these stressors.
Communities
Involved:
East side and southwest Detroit residents; African American and Hispanic; Detroit residents at-large.
Partners: CHASS, Detroit Hispanic Development Corporation, Detroiters Working for Environmental Justice, Friends of Parkside, Latino Family Services, United Community Housing Coalition, Warren/Conner Development Coalition, Detroit Health Department, Henry Ford HEalth System, Michigan Department of Agriculture-Pesticide and Plant Pest Management Division, UM School of Public Health
Intervention: Community organizers work with CBOs/environmental groups to lower environmental asthma triggers. Community mobilization; policy advocacy; networking.
Outcome Indicators: Asthma-related health status; changes in perception of neighborhood environment; changes in local/state environmental policies.
Methods & Analyses: Analysis will explore effect of neighborhood intervention on HH intervention. Qualitative data to assess change in perceptions/policy.
Results: Data not available.

 

The Detroit Community-Academic Urban Research Center
University of Michigan School of Public Health (U-M SPH)
1415 Washington Heights
Ann Arbor, MI 48109
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