December 2013

     SCVOA ALERT  

 

  News from the Suffolk County Village Officials Association

 

 

Executive Board

 

President

Mayor Ralph A. Scordino
Village of Babylon

1st Vice President

Mayor Allan M. Dorman
Village of Islandia

2nd Vice President

Mayor Richard B. Smith
Village of Nissequogue

Treasurer/Secretary

  Mayor Thomas A. Brennan 
Village of Lindenhurst 

Past President

Mayor Paul V. Pontieri, Jr.
Village of Patchogue

 

Past President
Mayor Paul F. Rickenbach, Jr.
Village of East Hampton

 

President Emeritus 
Hon. Peter T. Imbert
Former Mayor,
Village of Amityville

Executive Director

Hon. Paul J. Tonna
Former Suffolk County Presiding Officer 

 

Counsel

Hon. Peter A. Bee, Esq.
Former Mayor,
Village of Garden City

Project Manager
Deborah Young 

 

 

  

SCVOA
Suffolk County Village Officials Association
69 Chichester Road
Huntington, NY 11743
631-327-7342 

 

 PARTICIPATE IN A NORTH SHORE-LIJ STUDY TO ASSESS THE PSYCHOLOGICAL IMPACT OF HURRICANE SANDY & PROVIDE HELP FOR VULNERABLE POPULATIONS

 

 To All Village Officials:

 

 

Emanuela Taioli, MD, PhD, and Rebecca Schwartz, PhD, will lead the research project, in conjunction with Lisa Murphy, commissioner of the Nassau County Department of Human Services. Using various psychological health measures, as well as analyzing health system Emergency Department data, investigators hope to both quantify the psychological impact of the hurricane and develop a profile to identify vulnerable populations and address their needs.

                                                                                                 

Drs. Taioli, Schwartz, and their research team will conduct a two-year epidemiologic study that includes administering mental health measures to consenting participants more than 18 years old across New York City and Long Island. The team will also analyze changes in emergency department mental health admissions prior to, during and after the hurricane. The combined results will enable the team to develop an understanding of populations most vulnerable to mental health difficulties due to natural disasters.

  

The research team is looking to recruit participants to complete study questionnaires throughout Suffolk County, in particular. Study recruitment can take place at community centers, health centers, health fairs, community fairs or any other similar type of venue. All participants will be reimbursed $15 for completion of the questionnaires. If you or anyone you know is interested in participating or having an organization in their village participate in this important study, please contact:

 

Rebecca Schwartz, PhD

Department of Population Health

Hofstra North Shore-LIJ School of Medicine

516.465.7926 

rschwartz3@nshs.edu