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Healthy Environments Partnership

Healthy Environments PartnershipHealthy Environments Partnership (HEP) was founded in 2000. We are a community-based participatory research (CBPR) parthership with a focus on
understanding and promoting heart health in Detroit neighborhoods.

Our partnership includes Brightmoor Community Center, Detroit Hispanic Development Corporation, Friends of Parkside, and Rebuilding Communities Incorporated; the Detroit Department of Health and Wellness Promotion; Henry Ford Health System; a community-member-at-large; and the University of Michigan School of Public Health.

Through our research we have examined the relationship between heart health in Detroit and:
1) Stressful social and economic conditions in Detroit neighborhoods;
2) the built environments (e.g. neighborhood walkability);
3) food environments (e.g. location of grocery stores, access to healthy foods); and
4) air quality.

Start/End: January 2000

Term: On-going


Project Lead: Sharon Sand

Significant UM Partners: School of Public Health

Significant Community Partners:
Brightmoor Community Center
Detroit Hispanic Development Corporation
Friends of Parkside
Rebuilding Communities
Detroit Department of Health and Wellness Promotion
Henry Ford Health System

Focus Area: Health & Healthcare