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Where have we been?

Where have we been?

Where are we now?

Phase 1 Phase 2 Phase 3

Phase 1 (2016)

We recruited stakeholders to analyze the problem, created a beginning set of system elements, and began considering a framework for a Detroit community development system.

Phase 2 (2017-2018)

We formed an Advisory Council, conducted extensive research resulting in a specific set of challenges and created Task Forces to respond to those challenges and develop test-projects for most of the elements.

Phase 3 (2019-2020)

Stakeholders will champion elements of the system, working closely with CDOs and GROs, by “test-piloting” project ideas:

  • Coordination of Capacity Building Services
  • Community Development Career Navigation Model
  • Neighborhood Vitality Success Framework
  • Neighborhood Voice and Advocacy Framework
  • At least two city-CDO funded partnerships

Simultaneously we will:

  • Activate the System Capitalization element
  • Establish a governance/oversight structure
  • Develop a process to resolve CDO coverage for all neighborhoods
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Community-Based Participatory Research Opportunities from Detroit URC

Wednesday, January 27

From Practice to Policy: Using a Community-Based Participatory Research Approach

Webinar // January 27th, 2021 // 12:00 — 1:30 pm EST

As we continue to witness and experience inequities and disparities across communities it is critical that we understand the role that research has in leveraging the political agenda to impact the well-being of communities. Community-based participatory research (CBPR) in particular is at the crux of bridging evidence and policy. To advance the progress of this translation we must examine the linkage between CBPR and policy, assess the current landscape, and highlight and replicate successful examples. This webinar seeks to develop a narrative to advocate for and push forward CBPR work that influences policy.

This webinar is facilitated by Al Richmond, MSW, Executive Director of Community-Campus Partnerships for Health (CCPH).

Featuring Guest Speakers:

  • Dr. Sacoby Wilson, Maryland Institute for Applied Environmental Health and Department of Epidemiology and Biostatistics in the University of Maryland
  • Peggy Shepard, WE ACT for Environmental Justice
  • Cailean Kok, Project for Public Spaces
  • Dr. Lori Carter-Edwards, Public Health Leadership Program, Epidemiology and Health Behavior at UNC Chapel Hill Gillings School of Global Public Health

Sponsored by the Detroit Urban Research Center in partnership with CCPH as part of the CBPR Partnership Academy. Funded by the National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences (NIEHS)

CBPR Partnership Academy Applications
Now Open!

Do you want to learn more about community-based participatory research (CBPR) –

a collaborative approach for improving health and equity?

If the answer is YES, then we invite you to apply for the CBPR Partnership Academy, a year-long, intensive training program in CBPR.

Apply by January 27, 2021

Help Change the Course of the Pandemic in Michigan!

We’re excited to announce Take the Mic,” a contest celebrating the everyday heroes in our community! Launched by Michigan Communities Conquering COVID (MI-CCC), Take the Mic wants to showcase your creativity to help save lives this winter.

  • Submit messages and media to inspire and support people in your community and work together to conquer COVID-19.
  • 2 categories for entries: Written Word or any Other Media.
  • Get creative! Take the Mic is looking for everything from poetry to graphic design to dances – whatever you think will have an impact on your community.
  • You can submit entries through January 25, 2021.
  • Get a $10 Visa gift card for your first entry in each category. Submit as many times as you want!
  • Judges will choose the top entries from each category, then the community will vote for the winners. The 1st place winners will receive $500!
  • Must be 18 or older to enter.

This is a great time to focus on what really matters. The choices and actions of every single person can change the course of the COVID-19 pandemic in Michigan.

Go to to learn more and submit your entries!


Wednesday, January 27

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