Tuesday, February 23, 2016

Feb. 29 webinar to focus on effects of oil and gas development on communities

The Center for Environmental Health is hosting a webinar, "Community and Psychosocial Effects of Oil & Gas Development" Feb. 29 from 2 to 3:30 p.m. EST.

The webinar, the first in a series, will consist of three talks: "An Overview of Community Impacts" will focus on the range of impacts experienced by communities and individuals near areas of oil and gas extraction; "Changes to Social & Community Norms" will provide an overview of place-based collaborative ethnography as an applied social science practice and community health assessment tool for understanding the psycho-social impacts of unconventional oil and gas development; and "Health Concerns From the Community Perspective" will describe the findings of focus group interviews regarding health concerns of community members living in a county in northeastern Pennsylvania that is undergoing the industrialization of unconventional natural gas development.

Follow-up webinars will be held March 7 ("Clinicians’ Perspectives: Symptoms, & Approaches to Diagnosing and Treatment") and March 14 ("Researchers’ Perspectives: community research and data to inform policy outcomes.") For more information or to register for the webinars click here.

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