Community-Academic Partnership

  1. Barbara Israel awarded 2024 ASPPH Practice Excellence Award

    The ASPPH Practice Excellence Award is a testament to Barbara Israel’s effective approach and influence on public health as a scholar, educator and a practitioner. Her dedication not only raises the bar for public health work but demonstrates a passion for community well-being and impactful change.

  2. Air pollution continues to be focus of community coalition to promote a healthy environment in Detroit

    Community Action to Promote Healthy Environments at the University of Michigan School of Public Health is a research partnership that includes community-based and health organizations, representatives from governmental organizations along with academic partners working to develop and implement components of a public health action plan to improve air quality and health in Detroit.

  3. Partner Profile: Southwest Detroit Environmental Vision responds to climate change, pollution impact

    “Having partnerships like this allows more people to be involved in environmental work without feeling like you need to be a scientist and have the training. You can have your life experience and have partners who can help you with the data and the research and the connections.”
    ~ Raquel Garcia, executive director of Southwest Detroit Environmental Vision

  4. U-M’s Poverty Solutions takes an evidence-based approach to improving life in Detroit and beyond

    “We’ve done a great deal with housing and revitalization. We’ve worked a great deal with workforce development and with public health. So a lot of how we live out our mission happens in the city of Detroit.”
    ~ Luke Shaefer, director of Poverty Solutions

  5. Saturdays in the D — Summer camp and adult skills enrichment experience are back

    In partnership with University of Michigan and the Detroit Public Schools Community District, the city of Detroit is bringing back Saturdays in the D. It’s a free program that provides fun, enriching activities for 75-100 Detroit youth (middle and high school) and 100 adults.

  6. U-M team to evaluate success of Children’s Savings Account program grants

    To evaluate the impact of these projects and document lessons learned along the way,  CEDAM has partnered with Trina Shanks, University of Michigan social work professor, and her team at the Center for Equitable Family and Community Well-Being. The team will gather and analyze data from network member programs to improve understanding of the impact of student participation in these savings accounts.

  7. Partner Profile: Southwest Economic Solutions integrates housing, workforce, financial services for economic success

    “We appreciated U-M’s focus on equity and neighborhood development. I envision we’ll continue to work with them on a regular basis. The need is so great, the opportunity is there, and there’s alignment with our work. I can’t think of a better partner.”
    ~ Hector Hernandez, executive director of Southwest Economic Solutions

  8. Partner Profile: CHASS provides comprehensive primary care services to the southwest Detroit community

    “Working with good researchers who aren’t only here for the research but engage with the community and understand participants’ culture and language to help achieve meaningful data is really important to us.”

    ~ Dr. Richard Bryce

  9. From garden to growth: This urban garden cultivates young leaders

    Cadillac Urban Gardens doesn’t just grow produce. It grow leaders and environmental stewards, says U-M alumna Sarah Clark, who founded the garden. Clark started working with Dolores Perales in 2013 when she was a sophomore at Detroit Cristo Rey High School. Perales went on to earn dual master’s degrees from U-M.