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Michigan: Year Two of CBPR Partnership Academy About to Get Underway

The Detroit Community-Academic Urban Research Center (URC) is partnering with U-M SPH for a second year to facilitate the CBPR (community-based participatory research) Partnership Academy. The Academy is a year-long program that brings together teams of community-academic pairs from all over the country to engage in mentored projects that promote collaborative and innovative CBPR methods that work towards health equity.

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Through a competitive application process, 12 partnerships have been selected to participate in the Academy this year. The program begins by bringing all 12 teams together with a one-week intensive course that takes place at SPH, and is continued throughout the year through various activities led either remotely or in-person by SPH and URC affiliates. Support and guidance is also provided to partnerships to help them with their ongoing research and other projects. After completion of the Academy, teams continue to get Detroit URC newsletters and are then eligible to apply for a development grant to realize their research ideas.

This year’s Academy program is scheduled to begin later this summer.

Read more about the Detroit URC and the CBPR Partnership Academy here: http://www.detroiturc.org/expertise-programs/cbpr-partnership-academy.html