The proposed Transdisciplinary Research Consortium for Gulf Resilience on Women's Health (GROWH) builds on strong partnerships among communities with health disparities in the Gulf Coast Region, frontline health practitioners and scientists engaged in transdisciplinary community-based participatory research. In collaboration with NIEHS, the Community Outreach and Dissemination Core anticipates achieving the following overall specific aims:
Specific Aims : 1) Develop tailored, system-driven research translation and dissemination strategies drawing from environmental health, disaster preparedness, social, behavioral, risk communication, and cognitive research. 2) Validate strategies to embed disaster preparedness as community resilience building blocks in vulnerable Gulf Coast communities. 3) Build a stronger local and Gulf Coast regional health network for responding to future disasters, natural or man-made by strengthening the knowledge and skills of health professionals serving pregnant women and women of reproductive age.

Public Health Relevance

Women of reproductive age living in Louisiana parishes affected by the Gulf of Mexico oil spill and previously Hurricanes Katrina, Rita and Gustav have increased stressors, are at continuous risk of natural and manmade disasters and have elevated concerns regarding adverse environmental and reproductive health outcomes. The goal of this project is to establish and maintain a Consortium to advance innovative, community-centered transdisciplinary research focusing on the social determinants of health

Agency
National Institute of Health (NIH)
Institute
National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences (NIEHS)
Type
Research Program--Cooperative Agreements (U19)
Project #
3U19ES020677-03S1
Application #
8727823
Study Section
Special Emphasis Panel (ZES1-LWJ-J (DW))
Program Officer
Thompson, Claudia L
Project Start
2011-06-27
Project End
2016-04-30
Budget Start
2013-05-01
Budget End
2014-04-30
Support Year
3
Fiscal Year
2013
Total Cost
$482,835
Indirect Cost
$162,014
Name
Tulane University
Department
Public Health & Prev Medicine
Type
Schools of Public Health
DUNS #
053785812
City
New Orleans
State
LA
Country
United States
Zip Code
70118
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