The Community Engagement Core
The Community Engagement Core (CEC) collaborates with community partners using an exposome approach to seek environmental justice and improve health in the metro Atlanta area.
Guided by a commitment to anti-racism, we aim to:
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
Read our Community Engagement Core publications here.
- 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
Under the direction of HERCULES Stakeholder Advisory Board member, Garry Harris, the Center for Sustainable Communities (SMART Academy Center of Excellence) recently received a NASA grant for...
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...