Welcome to Community Action to Promote Healthy Environments (CAPHE)
Community Action to Promote Healthy Environments (CAPHE) is a community-based participatory research partnership that includes community-based organizations, the health practice community, environmental organizations, and academic researchers. We are working together to develop and implement a public health action plan to improve air quality and health in Detroit.
Exposure & Health Risk Index
The Cumulative Risk Index identifies areas that are particularly vulnerable to adverse health effects of air pollutants, adapting a methodology developed by Rachel Morello-Frosch and colleagues (Morello-Frosch et al 2011; Sadd et al 2011).
CAPHE Public Health Action Plan
The CAPHE Public Health Action Plan includes evidence-based recommendations for short-, mid- and long-term strategies to reduce air pollution exposures and their adverse impacts on health in Detroit.
Air Quality in Detroit
Residents of Detroit have been and continue to be exposed to elevated levels of air pollutants. These pollutants have been linked to asthma, poor birth outcomes, and cardiovascular disease. Air pollution is one of the top public health priorities identified by Detroit community members and its leaders.
For the past 15 years we have collected data about the state of our air quality here in Detroit. This effort has been a long time coming and will benefit our communities for years to come.
Angela Reyes, Executive Director, Detroit Hispanic Development Corporation
This work is made possible by National Institute of Health and Environmental Sciences, RO1ES022616, and the Fred A. and Barbara M. Erb Family Foundation. Additional support was provided by the Michigan Center on Lifestage Environmental Exposures and Disease (M-LEEaD), #P30ES017885.