A health study for oil spill clean-up workers and volunteers
Gulf Long-Term Follow-Up Study for Oil Spill Clean-Up
Workers and Volunteers
The Gulf Long-Term Follow-Up Study (GuLF STUDY) was developed to learn about possible health effects of the recent Deepwater Horizon oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico. The National Institutes of Health (NIH) is sponsoring this study. The National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences (NIEHS) is leading this research.
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Community Supporter Program
Community Supporters will receive the same information as Ambassadors via email updates and will not be asked to endorse the study in an official capacity. We ask that Community Supporters point people in the direction of the GuLF STUDY website and provide them with accurate information about the study, when the opportunity arises.
The GuLF STUDY Ambassador Program seeks to enlist community leaders from across the Gulf region to serve as Ambassadors who volunteer to inform the public about the importance of the GuLF STUDY and why the National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences (NIEHS) is taking a closer look at the health of cleanup workers and volunteers.
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Who is eligible for the study?
You are at least 21 years old.
You did oil spill cleanup work for at least 1 day.
You were not directly involved in oil spill clean-up but you supported the clean-up effort in some way or completed some oil spill worker training.
Scientific Advisory Board
A GuLF STUDY Scientific Advisory Board has been formed as a subcommittee of the NIEHS Board of Scientific Counselors (BSC). The Board will advise the BSC, the NIEHS Scientific and Institute Directors, and the study team on issues related to study implementation and the evaluation and dissemination of study findings.
Community Advisory Group
A Community Advisory Group has been formed to provide advice on recruitment, study implementation, retention, and outreach efforts. The group consists of leaders from organizations that represent worker and various occupational groups.
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