UF/IFAS Extension works with FDACS to help farmworkers stay safe from COVID

By Lourdes Rodriguez and Brad Buck UF/IFAS Extension experts are communicating with agricultural workers to connect them with COVID-19 free testing, safety information and training – a role they have been serving throughout the...
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Issue Guide: The Needs of Extension in the Southeast Region During the COVID-19 Pandemic

The Southeastern Coastal Center for Agricultural Health and Safety (SCCAHS) conducted research to identify the needs of Extension professionals in the Southeast region as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic.  Research findings indicated that extension professionals in the...
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Issue Guide: Adapting evaluation to serve the developmental needs of a newly funded multidisciplinary research center

Federal agencies fund research centers on a variety of topics, and an evaluation component is normally required. The Southeastern Coastal Center for Agricultural Health and Safety (SCCAHS) is working to define the vital role evaluation serves for federally-funded centers,...
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SCCAHS Provides Needed Support During the COVID-19 Pandemic

The Southeastern Coastal Center for Agricultural Health and Safety (SCCAHS) is providing needed support and resources to Florida’s farmworkers and fisheries workers during the COVID-19 pandemic. Joan Flocks, associate in law at the University of Florida’s Levin College of Law and...
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Past Webinar: Rurality, Social Networks and Mental Well-being in Rural Latinos (June 18, 2020)

When understanding the mental well-being of any community, it is vital to form a partnership based on trust and respect. That is exactly the way Dr. Jeanne-Marie Stacciarini approached her research to determine how rurality and social networks act as social health determinants in...
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Past Webinar: Stressors, Resilience Factors and Applicability of New Interventions for Substance Misuse (May 14, 2020)

In this month’s webinar, Dr. Robert Leeman will speak on his research about substance misuse and highlight applications for rural populations. Leeman studies relationships between various difficulties with self-control and addictive behaviors, particularly alcohol use, though he...
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Issue Guide: Knowledge and practices to avoid heat-related illness among Hispanic farmworkers along the Florida-Georgia line

Farmworkers who work outdoors and in field crops are at an increased risk of developing heat-related illness (HRI) unless proper preventative measures are taken. “Florida farmworkers work in hot and humid conditions, but do not have access to training in how to prevent...
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CSAB Member’s Organization Wins Agricultural Safety and Health Council of America Award

The Farmworker Association of Florida (FWAF) was recently recognized as a national safety leader in the agriculture industry by the Agricultural Safety and Health Council of America (ASHCA).  FWAF was among eight individuals and organizations to receive this prestigious...
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Past Webinar: Acute Psychological and Health Impacts of Hurricane Irma in UF/IFAS Extension Workers (March 12th, 10-11 am)

Hurricane Irma made landfall on the southwest coast of Florida in September of 2017 and moved north up the state bringing high winds, destructive tornadoes, and flooding. In conjunction with the physical damage, hurricane Irma left in its wake psychological impacts with the...
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Past Webinar: Heat Stress and Biomarkers of Renal Disease (Feb. 12th 10am-11am)

February 12th, 2019 from 10:00am to 11:00am Eastern Rising global temperatures have resulted in increases in health hazards for populations who work in hot environments, such as agricultural farmworkers. Chronic Kidney Disease is an epidemic in the Mesoamerican region and is...
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