Community Engagement Core

The Community Engagement Core proposes to expand our existing close collaboration with the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services through a novel set of engagement activities that will listen to three Michigan communities affected by dioxins, empower them to make informed prevention decisions through health education interventions, and evaluate the impacts of those engagements. We will innovate on our previous work by leveraging the state of the science on trust, risk, and community engagement to optimally position the engagements to build trusting relationships between the Department and Michigan communities. We also propose to disseminate what we learn to our wider Center and the entire Superfund Research Program to better position them to build trust with the various individuals and groups impacted by their work.