By The National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine
WASHINGTON — The Gulf Research Program (GRP) of the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine today announced grant awards totaling $8.6 million for 11 new projects supporting health equity and community resilience. These awards are targeted to vulnerable communities in the Gulf of Mexico region at risk from the impacts of climate hazards and other threats.
Acute shocks — such as hurricanes or oil spills — have a disproportionate impact on communities already burdened
by chronic stressors such as systemic or institutional racism, poverty, environmental degradation, and health disparities. The disruptive effects of climate hazards and other disasters have a compounding effect, weakening the ability of at-risk communities to prepare, respond to, or recover from future threats and disasters.