Understanding Health Impacts

The Aliso Canyon well blowout was the largest uncontrolled release from a natural gas storage facility in U.S. history, and some residents continue to report health problems. The $25 Million Aliso Canyon Disaster Health Research Study will evaluate the public health impacts of the Southern California Gas Company’s Aliso Canyon Blowout and Disaster on people living in the surrounding communities.

Los Angeles County Department of Public Health (Public Health) is coordinating the Health Research Study with guidance from a Scientific Oversight Committee (SOC) and a Community Advisory Group (CAG). Through the CAG and other opportunities, Public Health will facilitate community input on the health concerns and ideas for the Health Research Study. Public Health values community feedback throughout the Health Research Study process.

With input from the community, the Scientific Oversight Committee will help define the goals of the Health Research Study. Public Health anticipates releasing a Request for Proposals in Spring or Summer 2021 for independent researchers to bring their best and most innovative research projects forward.

This website provides information about the components and process for the Aliso Canyon Disaster Health Research Study, how to give feedback and background materials on the Blowout, Disaster and Response.

Upcoming Events

Community Advisory Group Meeting
Date: Monday, October 26th, 2020
Time: 4:00-6:30 pm PST
Toll number: +1 323-776-6996
Conference ID: 302 122 953#

Project Status

Health Concerns

  1. Health priority concerns identified by community and experts
  2. Health Research goals and priorities being finalized by Scientific Oversight Committee

  1. Public Health releases Request for Proposal (RFP)
  2. Proposals evaluated by Rating Panel
  3. Public Health awards research funds

  1. Research undertaken
  2. Research progress and findings reviewed by Scientific Oversight Commitee
  3. Communicate findings to the public

  1. Scientific Oversight Committee conducts an evaluation of the Health Study's progress and determines if the Health Study continues beyond three years

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