Prioritizing Health and Oil Spill Preparedness

Houma-Terrebonne Civic Center
346 Civic Center Blvd, Houma, LA
December 4-5, 2018
8 am—5 pm CST

The National Academies/GoMRI/Sea Grant collaborative workshop series, “Regional priority setting for health, social, and economic disruption from spills,” will kick off December 4 with a two-day event in Houma, Louisiana. Participants will gather with other members of the community to learn from each other about physical, mental, social, economic, cultural, and spiritual impacts from oil spills in the Gulf of Mexico. Emergency responders will explain the existing framework for preparing and responding to oil and chemical spills, researchers will share their findings about public health impacts, and community representatives with share their experiences.

Participants will have the opportunity to engage in break-out discussions and contribute to the future well-being of Gulf coast communities by:

*Suggesting protocols to include in existing response and regulatory frameworks that address the topical issues,

*Identifying pilot project ideas,

*Identifying research and outreach priorities, and

*Identifying resources available to address local and regional public health and disaster issues.

To register: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/G3FNHLV

Agenda coming soon. Get the flyer here. To read the pre-workshop report, which goes into detail on the rationale behind the project, click here.

Featured photo: Louisiana Sea Grant College Program