WASHINGTON, DC- On Wednesday April 4th, the White House honors Frank McGhee as one of twelve leaders recognized for their work to prevent youth violence within their communities as part of the National Forum on Youth Violence Prevention (the Forum). Launched at the direction of President Obama in 2010, the National Forum on Youth Violence Prevention is a network of communities and federal agencies working together to share information and build local capacity to prevent and reduce youth violence. Mr. McGhee, along with the Forum’s Detroit team, reported on their progress at a national summit yesterday in Washington, D.C.
News & Updates
On March 20, 2012 from 3-4pm EST the Detroit URC presented a live webinar focusing on community-based participatory research (CBPR) in diabetes and chronic disease management. Speakers included Barbara Israel, PhD; Amy Schulz, PhD, Melissa Valerio Phd; Gloria Palmisano, MA; and Angela Reyes, MPH.
To hear a live recording of the webinar click here.
Detroit URC Board member, Dr. Kimberlydawn Wisdom, has been appointed by President Barack Obama to serve as a member of an advisory group on prevention, health promotion and integrative and public health.
Dr. Kimberlydawn Wisdom, serves as Senior Vice President of Community Health & Equity and the Chief Wellness officer at Henry Ford Health System. She was Michigan's surgeon general from 2003 to 2010 and will advise the president's cabinet on policy and give program recommendations in her appointed role.
Tuesday, February 21 at 2:00pm CST (3:00pm EST) This webinar will discuss how Wayne County is using the County Health Rankings to improve the health and well-being of its residents.
County Health Rankings have been used in Wayne County, MI, which includes the city of Detroit. The county has more than 1.8 million people, making it 15th largest in the country.
David Law, PhD, Executive Director of the Joy-Southfield Community Development Corporation in Detroit will be the guest speaker.
Under the direction of the Detroit URC Center Manager and working closely with Detroit URC faculty, staff and Detroit-based partners, the Intern(s) will assist the URC team with activities related to several Detroit URC programs and activities (NIH “Infrastructure Project”, Skillman Foundation “Neighborhoods Working in Partnership” and RWJ/Skillman/Kellogg Foundations “Neighborhoods Taking Action”) including: