Hurricane Michael & Health
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As you may know that hurricane Michael had a major impact on the physical landscape of Florida (FL). The University of Miami is conducting a study to assess Hurricane Michael's Effects on heaLth and their Persistence (HELP) over time. To assess these effects we are interviewing hundreds of Floridians, like yourself. The interview includes questions about changes in the environmental conditions that you witnessed and experienced first-hand, changes in your living conditions and food consumption pattern, and illness and/or diseases that you suffered after the hurricane. Data collected for this study can allow us to quantify the severity of the environmental impacts and their associated disease burden and duration of persistence of these impacts after the hurricane. These results can guide policy-makers to allocate resources needed for efficient recovery and restoration efforts in the aftermath of future natural disasters. Your participation in the study is completely voluntary, and does not involve any form of incentive or compensation. You can withdraw from the study any time you feel uncomfortable. It will take about 7-10 minutes of your time to complete the study. Your information will be kept confidential and will not be shared with anyone outside our team members. If you have any questions you can contact the University of Miami's HUMAN SUBJECTS RESEARCH OFFICE (HSRO), at 305-243-3195 or Principal Investigator, Dr. Naresh Kumar, PhD by email or phone 305-243-4854.

Thank you for your consideration. If you would like to take part in this study, please enter the first three characters of your last name and hit the YES button.

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