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Consortium for Resilient Gulf Communities begins surveying community members in Lafourche and Plaquemines Parish
DRLA Graduate Research Assistants (GRA) are part of the team conducting surveys on the health, social, and economic well-being of community members living in the Gulf. The interviews will take place during the months of June and July with the goal to interview 300 residents. The GRAs selected to work on this project received extensive social research training.
More about the Consortium: The Consortium for Resilient Gulf Communities (CRGC) was established in 2015 with a three-year grant from the Gulf of Mexico Research Initiative (GOMRI) to assess and address the social, economic, and public health impacts of the 2010 Deepwater Horizon oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico region. CRGC’s research, outreach, and education goals are aimed at helping communities across the Gulf Coast to more effectively understand, withstand, and overcome the multiple stressors brought on by such disasters. CRGC is led by the RAND Gulf States Policy Institute in partnership with researchers at the Department of Sociology at Louisiana State University (LSU); the ByWater Institute, the Disaster Resilience Leadership Academy (DRLA), and the Department of Computer Science at Tulane University; the Coastal Resource and Resilience Center (CRRC) at the University of South Alabama; and the Louisiana Public Health Institute (LPHI).