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 (FYCS) and the Florida State Agricultural Response Team (SART), this training was designed to provide emergency […]

Community Stakeholder Advisory Board Webinar Meeting

Dr. Tracy Irani, SCCAHS Outreach Core Director, hosted a meeting with colleague Dr. Tom Bernard from the University of South Florida’s NIOSH funded Sunshine Education & Research Center. They were pleased to share about several upcoming and past events, as well as affiliate faculty opportunities and a new webinar series. In addition, the center hosted its […]

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 and Safety (SCCAHS) brought together scientists from the University of Florida, Florida State University, University of South […]

Fall 2018 Seminar Featuring Jose Perez, The Wonderful Company

The senior manager for health and safety of the world’s largest grower of tree nuts was the featured speaker at the Southeastern Coastal Center for Agricultural Health and Safety’s (SCCAHS) fall seminar at the University of Florida campus on November 15th.  Jose Perez, senior manager for health and safety for The Wonderful Company, shared his […]

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 have been displaced, which can put all emergency response personnel, farm workers, and […]

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 representatives from across rural America to have a conversation, explore best practices, and learn from industry […]

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 National Our Community, Our Health town hall. The town hall will take place […]

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 contributed to improved safety throughout Florida. Her research and work live on through […]

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, was one of 16 recipients to receive the University-wide […]

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) industries. Projects may include basic/etiologic research, translational research, intervention studies, and/or surveillance. Our goal is to […]