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Don Cesar

3400 Gulf Blvd

St. Pete Beach, FL 33706

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Those who work in agriculture face many stressors, including financial uncertainty, family and relationships issues, social isolation, disaster, accidental injury, and acute and chronic diseases, that can affect their mental health. While some mental health issues, such as the high rate of farmer suicides, have been discussed widely, other mental health stressors that affect agriculture workers in vulnerable rural communities have not been discussed as broadly. Research, strategies, and policies from across disciplines are needed 1) to identify the mental health issues that farmworkers, farm operators, farm owners and others in these communities face; 2) address the social, environmental and built-environment associations with mental health in rural communities; and 3) understand the inequities in farmworker/fishery/forestry community mental health (depressive or substance use disorder rates) and how we might close these gaps to encourage individual, family, and community-level resilience.


To address this need, the Southeastern Coastal Center for Agricultural Health and Safety (SCCAHS) is organizing a State of the Science meeting, focusing on Stress and Resilience Among Agricultural Workers in Vulnerable Rural Communities. The meeting will be held September 26-27, 2019, in St. Petersburg, Florida. The State of the Science meeting will include a poster session featuring research on Thursday evening, followed by Friday’s one-day meeting with a crosscutting slate of researchers from various fields to present current findings and to begin the process of developing future research collaborations on stress and resilience in vulnerable rural communities.


For more meeting information, including confirmed speakers and the agenda, click here.


Hotel Reservations

The Don CeDar hotel has reserved a group block for presenters and attendees at a rate of $239 per night. The deadline for reserving with the hotel block is August 15. Rooms can be reserved by online or phone.

Online: Reservation link

Phone: Call 1-800-282-1116 and speak to any Reservation Agent. Ask for the “State of the Science Meeting 2019” group or use the code SCCAHS.

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