Pictured above from L to R: Brian Smith, former Coordinator (meet our new Coordinator, Rochelle Chapman who is pictured below); Melissa Sargent-Cooper, Community Advisory Board Co-Chair; Peter Lichtenberg, Co-Director; Guy Williams, Community Advisory Board Co-Chair; Nick Schroeck, Co-Director; Carrie Leach, Program Manager; James Blessman, Program Leader.
Meet Rochelle, Our Community Outreach Coordinator
Rochelle is a native Detroiter and passionate about her community: "I'm coming to this new role to pair my event skills with my passion for community outreach and justice. In the past, I have worked as a Chaplain in several detention centers. I was also the Executive Director of a non-profit (New Beginnings Life Center) and led outreach efforts for the faith-based community and various causes including the Flint water crisis. I hope to be able to merge my event and outreach experience to build on and advance the great foundation that has already been laid here at CURES. My goals are to serve as a resource to the community, to collaborate, educate, and promote environmental justice. I look forward to the months ahead when I can actually get out and meet with groups. If you would like to get in contact with me or have questions, please call me at 313-577-5045 or email firstname.lastname@example.org."
Conversations with our Community Advisory Board: The Realities of Partnership and Impact
Carrie Leach talks with Dell Stubblefield, Detroit Resident and Activist and CURES Community Advisory Board member, in November 2020 to talk about, Community In-Reach: Leveraging Academic Connections for Community Protection, as part of our 2020 Community Engagement Symposium. Carrie is pictured with Dell at one of thier first experiences working together to plan the 2014 Environmental Health Chat that was held in Hope Village.
The Center for Urban Responses to Environmental Stressors (CURES) has a strong commitment to serving, informing, and learning from the community and fostering bi-directional communication between researchers and the public. The goals of the Community Engagement Core (CEC) are to:
- Foster collaborations and co-learning experiences for environmental health researchers and advocates, stakeholders, and individuals
- Serve as a resource for environmental health information, expertise, and advocacy
- Promote environmental health science awareness
- Advance the science of community engagement with research
An overview of our work is accessible in PowerPoint form here.
Computer, Tablet, and Internet Connection Help
We have received many requests for technology help and support. Here are some links to help you learn about your device so you can stay socially connected while physically distancing:
- Video tutorials on a variety of topics including how to use Zoom, Facebook, and connect your device to the internet, among others.
- Chromebook Made Easier Manual
- Do you need to connect to the internet? Call Human-I-T at 562-372-6925 to learn if you qualify to use the internet for free through something called a "hot-spot." There may also be low-cost internet plans available in your area with prices based on your income.
We have received many requests for information related to protection and prevention. In response we are creating a series of videos and fact sheets to provide you with information to protect your health.
If you have specific information needs or would like to sign up to recieve updates from us please contact Rochelle Chapman at 313-577-5045 or email email@example.com
- Fact Sheet: Preventing Spread and Disinfecting
- United Way for Southeast Michigan Town Hall Presentations
In response we are creating a series of videos and fact sheets to provide you with information to protect your health.
Environmental Health in Detroit Video
Our video showcases environmental stressors, our research and partners who we work with to address those issues. More about the video on the NIEHS website.
Environmental Health Videos & Mobile Outreach
We offer free mobile educational outreach events! You can choose to have one of our programs presented at a location of your choice by Rochelle Chapman, our Outreach Coordinator, who will bring the information about any of the topics below, lunch, resources, and answer any questions you and your group might have. Contact Rochelle Chapman at 313-577-5045 or email firstname.lastname@example.org. Topics include:
Understanding Lead Exposure
New Perspectives on Asthma & Allergies
Mental Health & Neighborhood Stressors
Environmental Health Fact Sheets (printable PDFs)
We offer resources for participating in the advocacy process including training for students or residents who want to know how to address local issues affecting their community. We also have information for scientists to know how best to communicate complex information so that their research can be used for decision making. Select from the options below to learn more:
Making Change: An Advocacy Primer
For Researchers: Communicating & Disseminating Science
See the work of our grant recipients addressing local environmental concerns --> View project summaries & resources
Guided Environmental Health Tours
Interested in learning first hand about environmental health in Detroit? --> Visit our tour page
We are grateful to the members of our Community Advisory Board for their leadership and their guidance in planning, communicating, and helping us formulate strategies to address Detroit's environmental health concerns.
We welcome inquiries and questions! Please contact
Rochelle Chapman at 313-577-5045 or email@example.com or Carrie Leach at firstname.lastname@example.org