Cover: Survey of Trauma, Resilience, and Opportunity Among Neighborhoods in the Gulf (STRONG)

Survey of Trauma, Resilience, and Opportunity Among Neighborhoods in the Gulf (STRONG)

Published in: Gulf of Mexico Research Initiative Information and Data Cooperative website (2018). DOI: 10.7266/N76971Z0

Posted on rand.org Feb 12, 2024

by Melissa L. Finucane, Matthew R. Lee, Rajeev Ramchand

The purpose of the Survey of Trauma, Resilience, and Opportunity among Neighborhoods in the Gulf (STRONG) was to assess the long term well-being of residents of Gulf coast communities. Respondents were asked about dimensions of well-being including mental health, physical health, health care utilization, traumatic experiences, oil spill exposure, and alcohol use. Additional questions were asked about participation in local organizations, sources of information, employment, resource networks, risk perceptions, and demographics. STRONG collection entailed telephone interviews that occurred from April to August 2016. The total sample comprised 2,520 respondents in 56 counties in five states (Louisiana, Texas, Florida, Alabama, and Mississippi) within close proximity to the Gulf of Mexico.

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