Barbara Israel & Christine Jacobson: Lecture
Community engagement in policy making and planning: see talks from Barbara Israel, Professor in the Department of Health Behavior and Health Education at the University of Michigan, and Christine Jacobson, Senior Policy Analyst, Porirua City Council.
Prof Barbara Israel, DrPH, MPH, Professor Department of Health Behavior and Health Education, School of Public Health, University of Michigan has published widely in the areas of: the social and physical environmental determinants of health and health inequalities; the relationship among stress, social support, control and physical and mental health; community empowerment and health; and community-based participatory research (CBPR). She has extensive experience conducting community-based participatory research in collaboration with partners in diverse communities. Since 1995, she has worked together with academic and community partners to establish and maintain the Detroit Community-Academic Urban Research Center, initially funded by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Dr. Israel is actively involved in several of these CBPR projects examining and addressing, for example, the social and physical environmental determinants of cardiovascular disease, the environmental triggers of childhood asthma, access to food and physical activity spaces, diabetes management and prevention, and capacity building for and translating research findings into policy change.