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Gulf Region Health Outreach Program

Gulf Region Health Outreach Program

Environmental Health Capacity and Literacy Project

Building social capital and engaging Gulf Coast communities in leadership development is the foundation for the Environmental Health Capacity and Literacy Project (EHCLP). The EHCLP will strengthen the resilience of vulnerable Gulf Coast communities by: building environmental health capacity to deliver coordinated specialty medical care; integrating the roles of community health workers, including environmental health navigators, as a viable and sustainable component of the health system; expanding maternal and child health services to strengthen family resilience in communities experiencing repeated didasters and environmental stressors; and strenghthening environmental health literacy in high schools and universities. more »
Baton Rouge Area Foundation

Baton Rouge Area Foundation

Risk and Resilience in Environmental Health

The overall goal of the project is to implement a rapidly deployable community-based research, outreach, and education program addressing risk and resilience in the context of environmental disasters. Through scientific, intervention implementation research, the Tulane team is 1) examining real or perceived risk to the health of fisher folk families along the Gulf Coast associated with two persistent exposure pathways of concern to them: seafood consumption and air, and 2) building sustained environmental health capacity in the Gulf Coast through a regional network of informed primary care providers & a community-based interventionist and navigation network. more »
National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences

National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences

Transdisciplinary Research Consortium for Gulf Resilience on Women’s Health

In 2010, NIEHS lead a trans-NIH effort to create a network of community and university partnerships seeking to identify individual and community health effects potentially stemming from the Deepwater Horizon oil spill and to enhance community resiliency to potential disasters. The five-year program supports population-based and laboratory research to develop the scientific evidence base needed to promote health and well-being for people living along the Gulf Coast who are at greatest risk for potential adverse physical, psychological and behavioral health effects. In addition, research will seek to develop new strategies to enhance capacity to respond to future disasters and prevent or minimize disaster-related adverse health effects. Ultimately, research findings from the Deepwater Horizon Research Consortia should contribute to the evidence base needed to improve preparedness and response aimed at minimizing disaster-related health impacts. In contrast to the NIEHS worker-focused Gulf Long-term Follow-up Study (GuLF STUDY) these studies will concentrate on the range of potential acute and long-term health effects in the general public. more »


Participate in a Study to Determine the Effects of the Oil Spill on Pregnant Women (3/26/2014)
Pregnant and non-pregnant women between the ages of 18-45 years living in Orleans, Jefferson, St. Bernard, Plaquemines, Terrrebonne and Lafourche parishes may be eligible to participate in a study on the effects of the Deepwater Horizon oil spill on pregnant women. more »
National Public Health Week Events, April 7-11, 2014 (3/26/2014)
The Center has organized a series of events for National Public Health Week, April 7-11, 2014 in New Orleans, Belle Chasse, and Thibodaux, LA. Events cover healthy eating, women's wellness, emergency preparedness, infant parenting, and domestic violence. Please join us! more »
Benefits & Risks of Seafood Consumption Enduring Material (1/23/2014)
The Association of Occupational and Environmental Clinics (AOEC), in collaboration with the Center for Gulf Coast Environmental Health Research, Leadership, and Strategic Initiatives, is developing educational materials related to health concerns in the Gulf Coast region. The first module, Benefits & Risks of Seafood Consumption Enduring Material, has received continuing medical education credits (CME) by Tulane University. more »
Maureen Lichtveld Honored (1/23/2014)
Center Director Maureen Lichtveld was recognized by the 2013 Women of the Year program. Women of the Year recognizes 50 women from the area whose successes in business and contributions to the community have made them movers and shakers in the region. Honorees are innovative leaders who are making waves with their energy, ideas, achievements and commitment to excellence in the area. more »