Week Two :) – Detroit Community-Engaged Research Program

Week Two :)

After this week, I can truly say that my community placement is a great fit for me. As I mentioned last week, I am partnered with Hope Village Revitalization, a community development organization working to improve health and quality of life in Detroit’s Hope Village while prioritizing sustainability and equity. My research project consists of a few parts. I am tasked with creating visual marketing materials for the Hope Village Farmers Market and other community events hosted by the organization, such as an upcoming Community Health and Wellness Fair. Each Wednesday at the Farmers Market, I gather sales data from each vendor and survey community members on market experience and satisfaction. At the end of the summer, I will compare 2022 market data to data from 2020 and 2021 to track market growth and create goals for 2023. I am also working on “Health Wisdom” content for the HVR website so that community members can find easily digestible information on health conditions such as asthma and diabetes. Thankfully, I really enjoy each part of my project! 

So far, the DCERP experience has been fun! It has been great getting to know everyone and learning about their passions and projects. I can’t believe week two is almost over- time is flying! 

3 thoughts on “Week Two :)”

  1. Jill, your site sounds like a perfect fit for your public health background! Farmers markets are so vital to the distribution of fresh produce and supporting small businesses. I’m so glad you’re enjoying your time so far and will look forward to hearing more throughout the summer!

  2. Hey, Jillian! I’m interested in what types of marketing materials you’ll be creating as part of your project for Hope Village Revitalization! Will they be flyer/pamphlet/image type materials? Or something else like audio/visual materials? Either way, best of luck with all aspects of your placement!

  3. Hi Jillian !! Your project sounds super interesting and you seem to be enjoying it very much. I think the data that you are collecting and the analysis will be helpful to understand the effectiveness of their farmer’s market better. I also think its cool how you will be making information to be more accessible to the community in order to spread health information!

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