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Centers of Excellence to Promote a Healthier Workforce


NIOSH has funded Centers of Excellence to explore and research the concepts of Total Worker Health™. The Centers' research examines the integration and cross-promotion of worker protection, worksite enhancement, and worker health promotion interventions. The effort strives to recognize the synergy in combining efforts to reduce personal health risk factors with traditional safety and psychosocial stress hazard reduction approaches in the workplace.

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 comprehensive, coordinated work-based health protection and promotion 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.

Geographic image of the location of the four Centers of Excellence to Promote a Healthier Workforce funded by NIOSH in 2011.  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. In 2011, NIOSH funded four Centers of Excellence to Promote a Healthier Workforce. 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.

Center for the Promotion of Health in the New England Workplace (CPH-NEW)

Harvard School of Public Health Center for Work, Health and Wellbeing

Oregon Healthy WorkForce Center (ORhwc)

University of Iowa Healthier Workforce Center for Excellence (HWCE)

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Center for the Promotion of Health in New England Workplace

Harvard Center Work, Health and Wellbeing

University of Iowa Healthier Workforce Center

Oregon Healthy WorkForce Center (ORhwc)

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For further information about funding opportunities, visit the NIOSH Office of Extramural Programs

 
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