New Funding Enhances Capacity for Community-Academic Partnerships to Examine and Address Health Inequities
The Detroit URC has been awarded an Administrative Supplement from the National Institute of General Medical Sciences (NIGMS) to enhance knowledge and skills in the use of innovative methodologies in the behavioral and social sciences, in partnership with the communities involved, to examine and address health inequities. This funding builds on the existing CBPR Partnership Academy, which has been conducted successfully since 2014. Participants from all cohorts of the CBPR Partnership Academy will be eligible to extend and augment their accomplishments, ensure career development, and foster sustainability.
The Administrative Supplement supports these academy participants through a number of activities, including:
- Up to $45,000 in Pilot Project grant funding
- Online learning forums, featuring topics identified by participants
- Mentoring activities and by-request consultation with national experts in CBPR
- CBPR Partnership Academy Symposium, featuring presentations from all three cohorts of the Partnership Academy in Michigan in May of 2019
- Widespread communication and dissemination efforts, including several dedicated e-newsletters and website features