Welcome to The Healthy Environments Partnership

detroit_skylineThe Healthy Environment Partnership (HEP) is a community-based participatory research partnership with a focus on understanding and promoting heart health in Detroit neighborhoods. We examine and develop interventions to address aspects of the social and physical environment that contribute to racial and socioeconomic disparities in cardiovascular disease. Established in 2000, we are a partnership among: Detroit community organizations, including Detroit Hispanic Development Corporation, Friends of Parkside, Detroit Neighborhood Partnership East- Warren/Conner Development Coalition; the Institute for Population Health; Henry Ford Health System; community-members-at-large; and the University of Michigan School of Public Health.We are an affiliated project of the Detroit Community-Academic Urban Research Center (Detroit URC).


Join Us for the American Heart Association Heart Walk!
Saturday, May 3 at 9:00am (Kick of at Ford Field at 9:30am)

Attend this free training. Learn how to start your own Walking Group. Network with others that are also interested in building a walking movement in Detroit!
Dates: May 13th through May 22nd (Tuesdays, Thursdays)
Time: 5:50pm-8:30pm

The Active Living Detroit Mini-Grant  Program awards mini-grants of up to $1000 to Detroiters developing sustainable projects and activities aimed at promoting physical activity and environments that support active living. Apply today!
Application deadline: April 25, 2014

Announcing Community Action to Promote Healthy Environments (CA-PHE)

Over the next 5 years, leaders from the University of Michigan School of Public Health and Detroit community-based organizations will embark on a new initiative to improve air quality in Detroit. Data will be gathered to understand the factors influencing air quality and findings will be used to create an action plan and policy recommendations aimed at reducing the effects of air pollution on residents' health.

Press Release: Community Approaches to Cardiovascular Health - Dissemination (CATCH-D)

We have been awarded a Community-Based Participatory Research Initiative grant by the National Institute on Minority Health and Health Disparities. CATCH-D aims to integrate and share results from the Walk Your Heart to Health intervention. Over the next 3 years, we will work with community-based, faith-based and health services organizations in Detroit to expand the walking group initiative and enhance neighborhood environments to promote heart health. Read the full story by clicking on the title above.

The Healthy Environments Partnership
School of Public Health-University of Michigan
109 Observatory Street
Ann Arbor, Michigan 48109

Detroit: 313-593-0908 Ann Arbor: 734-615-2695  Fax: 734-763-7379