TOTAL WORKER HEALTH
NIOSH Centers of Excellence for Total Worker Health
NIOSH has funded Centers of Excellence to explore and research the concepts of Total Worker Health®. The Centers advance the overall safety, health, and well-being of the diverse population of workers in our nation. Centers accomplish this through multidisciplinary research, intervention, outreach and education, and evaluation activities. The Centers’ research examines the integration of occupational safety and health protection with workplace policies, programs, and practices to advance worker safety, health and well-being.
Efforts include pilot testing promising workplace policies and programs; developing and disseminating best practices and tool kits; developing strategies for overcoming barriers to organizational acceptance and adoption of integrated, coordinated work-based interventions; investigating costs and benefits associated with integrated programs; and promoting increased development and application of physiological and biological markers of stress, sleep, and depression and their use for worker protection or improved health outcomes.
The Centers focus on research, planning and evaluation, and outreach and education that integrate occupational safety and health protection with interventions that protect, preserve, and advance the overall well-being of workers, communicate knowledge and best practices, and develop effective partnerships with workers, organizations and employers, NIOSH scientists, communities, and other entities.
In 2011, NIOSH funded four Centers of Excellence for Total Worker Health. Centers are located at the University of Connecticut/University of Massachusetts in Lowell, MA; Harvard University in Boston, MA; Oregon Health and Science University in Portland, OR; and at the University of Iowa in Iowa City, IA.
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For further information about funding opportunities, visit the NIOSH Office of Extramural Programs.
- Page last reviewed: November 6, 2015
- Page last updated: November 13, 2015
- Content source:
- National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health Office of the Director
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