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5/23/2014 - $20 Home Depot Gift Card for Participating in UCONN Hurricane Sandy Focus Group

Did you help people who were hurt by Hurricane Sandy or did you do work in/on coastal properties damaged by Hurricane Sandy?

The Center for Indoor Environments and Health at the UCONN Health Center would like to learn about your Hurricane Sandy experience, especially about hazards you may have faced and how you protected yourself from becoming ill after your response and clean-up work.  We want to know about what training you may have had, what information about mold exposure you may know, what you used to prepare for and protect yourself while working.

We would like to talk with you about participating in a focus group.   The focus group will be an opportunity for a group discussion where we will ask about your experience and listen to your opinions. We expect each meeting to take no more than one hour and a half (90 minutes).The meetings will be held at a convenient location in Fairfield.  To thank you, each person who attends a focus group will receive a $20 Home Depot gift card.

Currently the date we are looking at for the focus group is Thursday, June 26th in either the afternoon or early evening (or potentially both if enough interest)

This information will be used to help UCONN develop trainings and guidance to protect workers, volunteers, home owners and renters who have to enter properties after hurricanes have damaged them.   (The effort is supported by a cooperative agreement 1U01OH010627-01 from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH). This description is solely the responsibility of the authors and do not necessarily represent the official views of NIOSH.)

To register to participate complete the survey at:


Thank you for considering this request.

Sands Cleary


Principal Investigator:

Paula Schenck, MPH

Center for Indoor Environments and Health

Division of Occupational and Environmental Medicine

University of Connecticut Health Center

The Exchange, Suite 262;   270 Farmington Avenue

Farmington, Connecticut  06032         860-679-2368