Today, the University of Michigan Poverty Solutions initiative announced the first projects to receive funding for academic/community partnerships aimed at preventing and alleviating poverty in Michigan and around the world.
IHPI and its partners in Detroit will receive one of the grants, which will fund the initial work of an effort that aims to develop a new model for using community health workers to serve low-income individuals and neighborhoods.
Read more about the project at http://poverty.umich.edu/research-projects/projects/
In a Facebook Live event hosted by U-M President Mark Schlissel, IHPI member Michele Heisler, M.D., M.P.H., discussed the project along with Dr. Joneigh Khaldun, medical director of the Detroit Health Department, and David Law, director of the Joy-Southfield Community Development Corporation. They were joined by Luke Schaefer, who leads the U-M Poverty Solutions effort, and Trina Shanks, an associate professor at the U-M School of Social Work who's helping lead a youth employment effort that also received funding through the initiative.