COVID-19 Vaccine Town Hall

On January 26, from 1 p.m. – 2:30 p.m. EST, the Southeastern Coastal Center for Agricultural Health and Safety is hosting a virtual town hall event focusing on the COVID-19 vaccine. Dr. Glenn Morris, Center director and director of the University of Florida Emerging...
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Past Webinar: Development and Deployment of a Farmworker Housing Simulator for COVID-19 Risk Mitigation

Agriculture work sites present unique challenges for preventing and controlling the spread of COVID-19 to keep farmworkers safe during the pandemic. Shared worker housing, mostly for H-2A workers, can be especially concerning due to the increased duration of contact between those...
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Past Webinar- Adapting Agriculture in Florida during the COVID-19 Pandemic: COVID-19 testing for migrant workers in Florida and the Farm to You webpage (November 19 at 1 p.m. Eastern)

COVID-19 has altered the way many producers in Florida operate their businesses. Agricultural operations have had to implement new onsite protocols to keep farmers and farm workers safe, and there have been severe disruptions in the food supply chain. On November 19 at 1 p.m....
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Past Webinar: COVID-19 Training Toolkit for Extension in Agriculture (August 13, 1-2 p.m.)

This webinar will Introduce available resources to inform agricultural producers, crew leaders, and farmworkers about COVID-19 protection guidelines. Ricky Telg will present some of the available resources from the Southeastern Coastal Center for Agricultural Health and Safety to...
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Past Webinar: Impacts of COVID-19 on Extension

In response to the COVID-19 pandemic, the Evaluation Program team at the Southeastern Coastal Center for Agricultural Health and Safety (SCCAHS) initiated a collaborative group of the 11 NIOSH Ag Centers across the country.  This group developed and distributed an...
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Past Webinar: Preparing for the 2020 Hurricane Season in the Midst of a Pandemic (August 6, 2020)

While the 2020 hurricane season is predicted to be above average, communities across the southeastern U.S. will be preparing in the midst of a pandemic. On August 6, 2020 from 1 p.m. to 2 p.m. Eastern, the Southeastern Coastal Center for Agricultural Health and Safety will host a...
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Upcoming Webinar: Uncovering Patterns of Mental, Physical, and Occupational Health Issues Among Migrant Farmworkers with Different Socio-cultural Networks (April 22, 2020)

Migrant farmworkers in the U.S. experience a variety of stressors that affect their mental and physical health. Through a pilot project with SCCAHS, Dr. Gulcan Onel researched relationships between social networks/connectedness, mental health status, and physical health status of...
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Past Webinar- Death on the Farm: Characteristics and Contextual Factors in Farmer and Agricultural Worker Suicide in Georgia from 2008-2015 (March 5, 10-11am Eastern)

Farmers and agricultural workers in the United States have been shown to be at elevated risk of suicide. Recent stressors such as weather disasters, crop prices, and uncertain international tariffs, may be exacerbating risk of suicide in this population, and thus make this an...
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Past Webinar: Investigating Opioid and Alcohol Risk and Misuse Among Agricultural Workers

Farmers may be at higher risk for substance use disorders (SUDs) due to higher rates of injuries, stress, and lack of awareness of danger of SUDs. According the CDC, rates of drug overdoses are rising in rural areas, surpassing rates in urban areas. The January 2020 SCCAHS...
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Past Webinar: Heat-related Illness in a Changing Climate and Demography of Florida (November 6, 10-11am)

Assessing climate change impacts at a regional level is of great importance to local communities and industries as it helps in understanding and identifying ways in which people can adapt to meet the risks of that geographical area. A changing climate in Florida effects ambient...
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