Community Organizing Network for Environmental Health (CONEH)

Funding Source:
  • NIEHS, $2.4 million, 9/00-9/05
  • CONEH is funded through a separate grant but was part of CAAA intervention activities.
Goals & Objectives:
To reduce exposure to physical and psychosocial environmental stressors associated with childhood asthma severity and exacerbation, and strengthen protective factors modifying the effect of these stressors.
  • East side and southwest Detroit residents
  • African American and Hispanic
  • Detroit residents at-large
  • Detroit Hispanic Development Corporation
  • Detroiters Working for Environmental Justice
  • Friends of Parkside
  • Latino Family Services
  • United Community Housing Coalition
  • Warren/Conner Development Coalition
  • Detroit Health Department
  • Henry Ford Health System
  • Michigan Department of Agriculture-Pesticide and Plant Pest Management Division
  • University of Michigan School of Public Health
Community organizers work with CBOs/environmental groups to lower environmental asthma triggers. Community mobilization; policy advocacy; networking.
Outcome Indicators:
  • Asthma-related health status
  • Changes in perception of neighborhood environment
  • Changes in local/state environmental policies
Methods & Analyses:
  • Analysis will explore effect of neighborhood intervention on HH intervention.
  • Qualitative data to assess change in perceptions/policy.
Data not available.