The Community Engagement Core
The Community Engagement Core (CEC) aims to enhance and expand existing relationships between HERCULES and community partners to resolve environmental health issues in the community using exposome principles. We do this by:
By developing partnerships and building capacity among community members and scientists, the CEC aims to incorporate community concerns into the long-term research efforts of HERCULES investigators.
To achieve these aims, we use the following approaches:
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
Community Engagement Activities
The Proctor Creek Community Collaborative Health Survey was funded by the HERCULES Center in the spring of 2014. This pilot project is a strong example of academic and community collaboration. The...
As part of the EPA’s Urban Waters program, three Atlanta organizations received funding to promote the restoration of the Proctor Creek Watershed and support community improvements in the...