Community Evaluation Programs

A Division of the Office for Public Engagement and
Scholarship, a department of University Outreach
and Engagement


Research Partnership with Arab Community Center for Economic and Social Services (ACCESS)

The ACCESS-MSU partnership was formed in May of 2010 for the purpose of conducting research on the health of Arab/Chaldean Americans in Michigan. In March 2011, the partnership conducted a pilot study of the health of 89 Arabs/Chaldeans living in southeast Michigan using a modified version of the Behavioral Risk Factor Survey (BRFS). In 2013, in partnership with MDCH, the partnership conducted an Arab/Chaldean oversampling of the 2013 MiBRFS using an Arab surname sampling strategy, producing the first statewide probability sample of Arab/Chaldeans.

Partnership Coordinators: Miles McNall; Paul Shaheen
MSU Faculty: Harry Perlstadt, Stephanie Nawyn, Stephen Gasteyer, Larry Hembroff
Community Partners: Arab Community Center for Economic and Social Services (ACCESS), Michigan Department of Community Health