1. Your Favorite Michigan Shop or Restaurant Might Close Forever. Help save it.

    Mark Rivett posted April 20, 2020

    Read full Article on Click On Detroit

    Vist Save MI Faves

    Those wanting to help small businesses in Southeast Michigan from the comfort of their homes now have another way to show their support.

    Save MI Faves, a one-stop-directory for buying gift cards, connects Michigan consumers with their favorite shopping spaces or eateries that have been closed or seriously impacted by the novel coronavirus.

  2. Grant program supports community-academic poverty research

    Mark Rivett posted January 30, 2020

    Read full story on The Record

    Can grocery delivery improve the health of pregnant women?

    Are neighborhood entrepreneurship programs increasing economic mobility for low-income Detroiters?

    What role could a modern greenhouse play in expanding the ancient African art of bead-making in Detroit?

    These are research questions three teams of community and academic partners will tackle this year with support from the Detroit Urban Research Center and Poverty Solutions at the University of Michigan. The grant program supports research projects focused on evaluating and strengthening interventions, programs, and policies that seek to prevent and alleviate poverty.

    Barbara Israel

    Professor, Health Behavior & Health Education
    Director, Detroit Community-Academic Urban Research Center

    “These community-academic partnerships build on the joint expertise and resources of the university and community organizations to address some of Detroit’s most pressing needs,” said Barbara Israel, director of the Detroit Urban Research Center and professor of health behavior and health education in the School of Public Health.

    The three research teams selected for this year’s community-academic grants each received $26,500, a portion of which will go directly to the community partners to support their involvement in the project.

    Read full story on The Record

  3. University Mental Health Program Expands to Detroit Public Schools Community District

    Mark Rivett posted January 23, 2020

    Read Full Story at The Michigan Daily

    The University of Michigan program “Transforming Research into Action to Improve the Lives of Students” finalized its partnership with Detroit Public Schools Community District last week to expand access to mental health care in schools, after successful implementation in Washtenaw County.

    TRAILS launched in 2013 when local Ann Arbor area high school community members expressed an overwhelming need for mental health support for students. The program began its partnership with the Ann Arbor Public School district in 2013, and has since expanded to 40 Washtenaw County schools.

    Andrew Nalepa, a school psychologist at Skyline High School, said he has seen the direct benefits from the TRAILS program in Ann Arbor.

    “The coaching model and having someone with us to help support us getting the program off the ground was vital to the long-term success,” Nalepa said. “Now we’re completely independent, and we’ve been running groups for six years now. We’re training any new staff that we have come in that wants to participate in delivering the TRAILS program.”

    Read Full Story at The Michigan Daily

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