Community and Environmental Innovation Core

In 2021, a newly created Community and Environmental Innovation Core (CEIC) will allow unprecedented neighborhood-level geospatial characterization of individuals in Northeast Ohio. The CEIC includes the Addressing Cardiometabolic Health Inequities by Early PreVEntion in the Great LakEs Region (ACHIEVE GreatER) initiative, a $18.2M National Institute of Health grant, a multi-institution partnership among University Hospitals Cleveland Medical Center, Case Western Reserve University, Wayne State University and Cleveland Metropolitan Housing Authority to address health outcomes in the Cleveland and Detroit metropolitan areas.

To enable these efforts, a Specialized Program in Integrated Fine Scale Cartographic Enabled Socio-Environmental Phenotyping as Drivers of Cardiometabolic Risk (SPICES), a collaboration of experts at University Hospitals Cleveland Medical Center and Case Western Reserve University, is being envisioned to allow unprecedented fine-scale mapping of individual physical environments. This unique venture will combine precision environmental mapping with other phenomapping approaches, including genomic analysis, to allow new personalized tools to assess cardiometabolic and cancer risk.

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