Outreach

The Outreach Team provides knowledge transfer support for the Research Core and Pilot/Feasibility Program through educational and extension activities, culturally competent communication, and information dissemination to stakeholders in the southeast. This team works to disseminate relevant risk reduction interventions and research findings to stakeholders and industry professionals in the six-state region by promoting the adoption of best practices in the agricultural and fishery workplaces.  

Communication efforts are directed towards families, laborers, supervisors, and company owners in an effort to disseminate important points about workplace safety. The Outreach Team also hosts monthly webinars intended to draw on SCCAHS research as well as external speakers. Past webinars can be found here.  

The Outreach core hosts yearly Community Stakeholder Advisory Board (CSAB) and State of the Science (SOS) meetings to communicate relevant research to the Center’s stakeholders and the community at large. These meetings include representatives from Extension, industry, public agencies, academia, and advocacy organizations. Learn more about CSAB and SOS here.

Key Personnel

Tracy Irani
Principal Investigator
Tracy Irani
University of Florida
Ricky Telg
Co- Investigator
Ricky Telg
University of Florida
Lisa Lundy
Co- Investigator
Lisa Lundy
University of Florida
Ashley McLeod-Morin
Associate Director of Strategic Communications
Ashley McLeod-Morin
University of Florida
Angela B. Lindsey
Co- Investigator
Angela B. Lindsey
University of Florida
Martie Gillen
Co- Investigator
Martie Gillen
University of Florida

Community Stakeholder Advisory Board

The Southeastern Coastal Center for Agricultural Health and Safety (SCCAHS) is committed to stakeholder involvement. The Outreach Core prioritizes community-based participatory research and has included representatives from Extension, industry, public agencies, regulatory agencies, academia, advocacy organizations, and medicine on our Center’s Community Stakeholder Advisory Board. A high-functioning CSAB allows our Center to better engage stakeholders in receiving input on research findings, educational and communications materials, and message testing to make our work accessible to the community at large.

Communications

The Outreach Core prioritizes a connection with center leadership to develop messages for farm families, laborers, supervisors, and company owners (all the stakeholders) to communicate important points about workplace safety. These messages are developed with different frames to ascertain which frame will be most effective. SCCAHS seminars/webinars in agricultural safety and health/occupational health have proven reach to all stakeholders and academic partners. The seminar/webinar series adds to the library of outreach materials and is intended to draw on SCCAHS investigators as well as external speakers. Seminars are webcast and archived on the SCCAHS website to facilitate the inclusion of investigators at collaborating institutions.

State of the Science Meeting

Hosted by the Southeastern Coastal Center for Agricultural Health and Safety (SCCAHS) headquartered at the University of Florida in Gainesville, FL, the annual State of the Science Meetings combine esteemed speakers to present research relevant to occupational safety and health needs of people working in agriculture, fishing, and forestry in Alabama, Florida, Georgia, Mississippi, North Carolina, South Carolina, Puerto Rico, and the U.S. Virgin Islands. State of the Science 2020 featured researchers and scientists from various fields from across the United States, who presented their findings on COVID-19 and its impact on agricultural workers and farmers and paved the way for future research collaborations

SCCAHS Region

Email: sccagsafety@gmail.com
Outreach: ashleynmcleod@ufl.edu

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