Girasole documentary: Facing the Sun

Researchers at Emory University partnered with the Farmworker Association of Florida to conduct collaborative research on heat related illness. This documentary, Facing the Sun, documents the problem of heat illness, the research addressing it, and the goal of working with...
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SCCAHS to host 2019 Community Stakeholder Advisory Board Meeting

The Southeastern Coastal Center for Agricultural Health and Safety’s Community Stakeholder Advisory Board will meet to provide feedback on the future of the center. The annual board meeting will be March 14, 2019 at the UF/IFAS Mid-Florida Research and Education Center in Apopka,...
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Mental health workshops to prepare for disaster recovery

Disasters are undisputed stressful events for many people throughout the world, and the impact of psychological distress can be seen in impacted communities as well as in emergency responders. Presented by the UF/IFAS PIE Center, UF/IFAS Family Youth & Community Sciences...
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Expert researchers discuss the latest science related to heat stress at SCCAHS’s inaugural State of the Science Meeting

Researchers representing disciplines such as the military, agriculture and sports medicine met in late October to discuss the latest advances in science and technology related to occupational heat stress in the Southeast. The Southeastern Coastal Center for Agricultural Health...
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Hurricane Florence: Farm flood health threats

Floods can heighten the risk of health threats, such as mold, tetanus bacteria, contaminated well water, heat illness, and high stress. This is especially true on farms and ranches where inherent farm hazards, such as machinery and equipment, livestock, agriculture chemicals that...
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University of Georgia to host discussion on rural stress

Rural America faces many challenges: challenging economies, rising suicide rates ad the growing opioid epidemic. Land-grant institutions are uniquely positioned to impact community wellness in rural American at the local level. The University of Georgia invites you to join...
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SCCAHS affiliates to take part in town hall

SCCAHS researchers Joan Flocks and Joe Grzywacz and SCCAHS community stakeholder advisory board member Jeannie Economos will be joined by Jeff Bronstein, Director of the Movement Disorders Program at UCLA, to discuss the impacts of pesticide exposure on health at the 19th...
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Professor Emeritus and contributor to agricultural safety Carol Lehtola passes

The SCCAHS was saddened to hear of the recent passing of Dr. Carol Lehtola. Dr. Lehtola was a Professor Emeritus in the Agriculture and Biological Engineering Department at the University of Florida.  She had a dedicated program focused on agricultural safety where she...
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SCCAHS Researcher Receives University of Florida Office of Research Award

Gulcan Onel, a Principal Investigator of an SCCAHS Pilot Award, was recently named a recipient of the 2018 Research Opportunity Seed Fund Awards, a grant funded by the UF Office of Research. Onel, an assistant professor of food and resource economics at the University of Florida,...
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SCCAHS announces its Pilot/Feasibility Program Call for Proposals

The Southeastern Coastal Center for Agricultural Health is announcing a call for proposals for its Pilot/Feasibility Program. This program will provide seed funds to stimulate original projects relevant to health and safety in the agricultural, forestry, and fishery (AFF)...
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