SCCAHS uses survey data to understand Extension needs during public health crisis

GAINESVILLE, FL – Earlier this year, the Southeastern Coastal Center for Agricultural Health and Safety (SCCAHS) launched a series of surveys aimed at understanding Florida Extension professionals’ experiences through the COVID-19 pandemic.  These most recent findings...
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Past Webinar: Fighting Coronavirus with Corona Discharge

Join the Southeastern Coastal Center for Agricultural Health and Safety on March 31 at 1 p.m. Eastern for this webinar as Dr. Sarah (Ying) Zhong covers a new disinfection technology that can efficiently and rapidly sterilized N95 masks to help resolve the massive PPE shortage...
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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: 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. SCCAHS researchers recently conducted a study that aimed to train crew leaders to use the Occupational Safety and...
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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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Issue Guide: Analyzing Media Coverage of Agricultural Health and Safety Issues

The risks associated with the agriculture industry are very diverse. Developing and disseminating safety communication materials is a challenge faced by agricultural communicators.  Researchers from the University of Florida recently conducted a study to describe...
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UF/IFAS Experts Help Farmers Cope with Mental Stress

When some people think of a farmer, they conjure an image of a stoic, tough-as-nails figure – one who can cope with any hardship. But that’s not always the case, particularly when cold, heat, drought, disease or a natural disaster strikes their crop or cattle. Sometimes, when a...
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