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Southeast and Caribbean Climate Alliance

The Southeast and Caribbean Climate Alliance promotes health equity and builds resilience in coastal and rural communities.

The Southeast and Caribbean Climate Alliance brings together a diverse group of people to delineate the causes of, and develop solutions to, health disparities and inequities in coastal and rural communities in these regions.

Through a year-long stakeholder engagement process, the alliance will develop a shared vision and framework designed to improve community health, promote economic development and build climate resilience.

Get Involved

Find out about upcoming workshops or ways to get involved with the Southeast and Caribbean Climate Alliance by filling out this interest form. 

The alliance is made up of Sea Grant programs in Florida, Georgia, Mississippi-Alabama, and Puerto Rico as well as the University of Virgin Islands and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

In collaboration with community partners, the team will host a series of workshops to gather input that will inform policies, programs, and trainings needed to design community-led solutions to reduce health disparities and inequities in these regions.

The Southeast and Caribbean Climate Alliance is funded by NOAA’s Regional Integrated Sciences and Assessments Program.

Meet the Team

  • Mona Behl, associate director of Georgia Sea Grant, Marine Extension and Georgia Sea Grant
  • Mark Risse, director, Marine Extension and Georgia Sea Grant
  • Sherry Larkin, director, Florida Sea Grant
  • LaToya O’Neal, assistant professor and extension specialist, University of Florida
  • Ruperto Chaparro, director, Puerto Rico Sea Grant
  • Renee Collini, regional coastal climate resilience specialist, Mississippi-Alabama Sea Grant Consortium, Florida Sea Grant and Mississippi State University
  • Kristin Grimes, research assistant professor of Watershed Ecology and director of the Virgin Island Water Resources Research Institute, University of Virgin Islands
  • Shubhayu Saha, senior fellow, Climate and Health Program, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
  • Cirse Gonzales, Coastal Training Program Coordinator, Chesapeake Bay NERR, Virginia
  • Ashley Brooke Felt, Healthcare Coalition Facilitator, Northwest Health District, Georgia
  • Maria Mercedes Carruthers Ferrero, Knauss Fellow and Coastal Resilience Specialist, Federal Emergency Management Agency

 

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