The Community Engagement Core (CEC) of HERCULES is committed to developing partnerships with the Atlanta community to understand their environmental health concerns. Through building capacity among community members, scientists, and healthcare providers, the CEC aims to incorporate community concerns into the long-term research efforts of HERCULES investigators in the long-term.
Our community advisory board meets on a regular basis to oversee outreach and bring together community leaders, government agencies, other universities and Emory scientists.
Community Engagement Highlights
- Clarence “Shaheed” Dubois Community Grant Program highlighted in Emory’s Public Health Magazine
- Results of 2013/2014 Mini-Grant “Proctor Creek Watershed Watch: A Photovoice Project” presented at 2015 U.S. EPA Community Involvement Training Conference
- Proctor Creek Coalition January 2015 Meeting Updates
- Clarence “Shaheed” Dubois Community Grant Program
- CEC activities in the news!
- Atlanta Community Forum: Environment, Health and Action
Resources for Community Action
- HERCULES Community Resources
- Atlanta-area Environmental Health Resource Guide
- EPA’s EJSCREEN: Open access environmental justice screening and mapping tool
- Videos from January 2015 Workshop: Ethical, Legal and Social Implications of Citizen Science
- Roadmap to Community Engagement: Community-Focused Course Offerings
- Note: An updated list has not been released but this can serve as a guide. Please check the course catalogue for up to date listings.
- Check out the many resources available from the Atlanta Community Forum
Community Engagement Activities