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


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September 2019

This issue features an interview with Kimberlydawn Wisdom, MD, MS, Senior Vice President of Community Health and Equity, and Chief Wellness and Diversity Officer at Detroit’s Henry Ford Health System (HFHS).  Also included are an interview with Enrique Neblett, the new Associate Director of the Detroit URC, notification of available Poverty Solutions - Detroit URC and MICHR grants, and a recap of the Intersections in Engaged Research event and of the CBPR Symposium keynote speakers. Additionally, there is an introduction to the new Detroit URC graduate student research assistants and a summary of partners in the news. 

June 2019

This issue features an interview with Gwedolyn Daniels, Chief Executive Officer of the Institute for Population Health.  Also included are a story on Latino Family Services new food pantry, Barbara Israel receiving the Outstanding Service Award from U-M Detroit Center, as well as highlights from the Networking Social, CBPR Symposium and um3detroit.  In addition, there are also event updates and announcements and partners in the news. 

March 2019

This issue includes an interview with Zachary Rowe, Executive Director of Friends of Parkside. The Trans Sistas of Color Project-Detroit and an announcement about the Tenth Round of Small Planning Grant Awards are featured, along with event announcements and several updates from our partners, affiliates, and friends in the news.

January 2019

This issue includes an interview with Joneigh Khaldun, Director of the Detroit Health Department. The national capacity building training program, CBPR Partnership Academy, is featured, along with important grant award announcements and several articles featuring past grant recipients. APHA presentations are featured, and several updates from our partners, affiliates, and friends in the news.

October 2018

This issue includes an interview with Suzanne Cleage, Director of Neighborhood Growth, Eastside Community Network (ECN).  Important upcoming grant deadlines are also featured along with Board members in the news, namely Angela Reyes who served on a U-M panel discussion on engagement and inclusion as well as Joneigh Khaldun and Kimberlydawn Wisdom who were featured in a Catalyst Event on the Essentials of High-Performing Organizations. Also included are updates on the on-line CBPR course, MAPS, APHA and more.  


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July 2018

This issue includes an interview with Lidia Reyes-Flores, Executive Director of Latino Family Services. New funding enhances capacity for community-academic partnerships to examine and address health inequities. Insure Detroit, an affiliated partnership of the Detroit URC, has just launched a new interactive website designed to increase capacity for health insurance navigation. The Detroit URC Networking Social creates opportunities for new connections. Our student researcher shares her experience working with the MAPS project. 

May 2018

This issue includes an interview with Guy O. Williams, President and CEO of Detroiters Working for Environmental Justice. A newly updated online course on community-based participatory research is featured. We um3detroit and look forward to Beyond the Ivory Tower. This issue also includes links to upcoming events and our partners in the news.

April 2018

This issue includes an interview with Sheilah Clay, President and CEO of Neighborhood Service Organization. The Healthy Environments Partnership is featured, with links to newly-published research. We recap "Social Work Research Advances Social Justice: Our School's Contributions and Future Inspirations" and look forward to a summer course on methods in CBPR. This issue also includes links to upcoming events and our partners in the news.

February 2018  

This issue launches a new series highlighting the work of our Board, starting with the Detroit Hispanic Development Corporation. We take a look back at CBPR presentations at the American Public Health Association annual meeting, and announce the winners of two grant opportunites. This issue also includes links to upcoming events, funding opportunities, and our partners in the news.


Summer 2017

This issue includes an in-depth interview with retired Detroit URC board member and U-M SPH Professor Richard Lichtenstein; an outline of Detroit URC and affiliated partnership presentations scheduled for the APHA conference in Atlanta; an announcement of those selected to receive small planning grants focused on improving air quality in Detroit, and more. 

Spring 2017

The first newsletter of 2017, this issue highlights the lifetime career accomplishments of Emeritus Board Member J. Ricardo Guzman, talks about an important Public Health Action Plan for Detroit, introduces the third cohort of the CBPR Partnership Academy, and more. 

Winter 2016

This issue introduces several items, including the first community-academic research teams awarded grants through our collaborative program with U-M Poverty Solutions; Detroit URC small planning grant recipients; and a new Detroit URC Educational Opportunities catalog. There are also photos from the 2016 Holiday Party. 

Fall 2016

This autumn 2016 issue is chock full of announcements, including a request for proposals for a new poverty solutions grant, news about partnership presentations scheduled for the American Public Health Association meeting in Denver, a health coach job posting for the Chandler Park Healthy Neighborhood Initiative, and more! 

Spring/Summer 2016

The first issue of 2016, this e-newsletter recaps the Detroit URC's 20th Anniversary Symposium, with a link to a photo gallery from the event, as well as to a video archive of Dr. David Satcher's keynote address. The newsletter also welcomes new members of the Community-Academic Research Network (CAR-Net), and informs readers of new funding opportunities. 


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