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Developing and Maintaining a

Partnership for Community and


Environmental Health UNC Wilmington Model

General Framework of Our


Strategic Efforts
How the Partnership developed between all entities

US EPA

Town of Navassa

UNCW

Identification of the players and their roles


Adhering to the EPAs CUPP guidelines

Community Engagement and


Student Involvement
Town of Navassa needs matched with UNCW community
engagement strengths

Designation as a UNCW Signature Partnership


Identify Applied Learning opportunities for students via faculty
directed efforts

Key Partnership Personnel


Mike Burns US EPA, Region 4 (CUPP)
Mayor Eulis Willis Town of Navassa
Navassa Town Council
Bill Kawczynski UNCW Community Engagement Coordinator
Roger Shew Department of Geography & Geology, Environmental Studies
Stephanie Smith College of Health and Human Services
Angela Medina College of Health and Human Services
Lenis Chen-Edinboro College of Health and Human Services
Jennifer Biddle Public and International Affairs
Troy Alphin Center for Marine Science
Aswani Volety Dean, College of Arts & Sciences
Martin Posey Assoc. VC, Dean of Undergraduate Studies
Lori Messinger Assoc. VC, External Programs
Jess Boersma Director of ETEAL

Community Stakeholders

Biotic Impacts: Direct & Indirect


Consequences
Address impacts of Superfund Site (contamination of biotic
environments); Geographic extent

Establishing Storm Water Runoff Planning and Projects


Monitoring sites along affected areas
Projects for mitigation/restoration

Areas of Concern

Areas of Concern

Areas of Concern

Biotic Impacts:

Biotic Impacts: Storm water

Community Health & Wellness


Building Trust and Relationships
Identification of health issues throughout the Town of Navassa
Establishing programs/ efforts with partners (Navassa, UNCW
and NCDHHS) to affect change

Community Platform: web-based tool that promotes


community collaborations via resources and assets

ENGAGE Southeast North Carolina Community Platform

Restoration Projects &


Environmental Sustainability
Match community wants with established needs regarding
restoration of local ecosystems leading to environmental
sustainability, education and economic development

Connect restoration projects to the historically significant


aspects of the area such as the Gullah Geechee Heritage
Corridor (part of National Park Service)

Restoration Projects &


Environmental Sustainability
Map of potential projects for restoration areas

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Buffers/Preservation

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Include proposals for restoration areas.

Marsh

Eagle Island

Environmental & Social Justice


Provide applied learning opportunities for our students to
engage in dealing with identified health disparities and related
areas of environmental justice

Reduce health disparities in community and seek paths to


enhance environmental and community health outcomes

Applied Learning Via Public Administration


Coordinate with the Masters in Public Administration program
to involve graduate students in applied learning opportunities
with the Town of Navassa

Work on Long Range Plans to improve CAMA Land Use Plans


and address policy goals and objectives

Applied Learning Via Public Administration

Applied Learning Via Public Administration

The Way Forward


Complete short-term projects and assistance
Seek/apply for grants to increase assistance for future efforts
Be flexible with ever changing needs and resources
Use this Template for new partnerships throughout region,
and to share with other sister institutions regarding
engagement