NIOSH collaborators may be research partners; users of our technology and scientific findings; peer reviewers; recipients of research grants and contracts; or sources of equipment, technology, or knowledge for advancing research and practice.
International Expert Colloquia on Total Worker HealthTM
Annually, the NIOSH Office for Total Worker Health (TWH) convenes discussions with thought leaders to engage with NIOSH about current efforts and emerging issues related to the integration of health protection and health promotion in the workplace and beyond.
Invited experts include representatives from:
- Academia: American University School of Education, Teaching and Health; Geisel School of Medicine at Dartmouth; State University of New York (SUNY)-Downstate School of Public Health; University of California –Irvine, School of Social Ecology; University of Colorado School of Public Health and School of Medicine; University of Georgia School of Public Health; University of Michigan Health Management Research Center; University of North Carolina Gillings School of Public Health; University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center
- Health-related organizations: Change Agent Work Group; Center to Protect Workers' Rights; Clinton Foundation; Health Partners Research Foundation; Integrated Business Institute; National Business Group on Health; National Safety Council; Organizational Wellness Learning Systems; Pan-American Health Organization; Robert Wood Johnson Foundation; US Healthiest; Viridian Health Management
- Labor organizations: American Federation of Teachers; Communication Workers of America; Farmworker Justice; Kaiser Coalition of Kaiser Permanente Unions; Laborers' Health and Safety Fund; Service Employees International Union
- Private industry: Alcoa; Erickson Retirement Communities; General Electric; IBM; Kaiser Permanente; McCormick; Safeway; Sodexo, North America
- Professional associations: American Association of Occupational Health Nurses; American College of Occupational and Environmental Medicine; American Industrial Hygiene Association; American Psychological Association; Association for Corporate Health Risk Management; International Association for Worksite Health Promotion; Society for Occupational Health Psychology
- Public sector: Federal Occupational Health; Department of Health and Human Services; National Aeronautics and Space Administration; Centers for Disease Control and Prevention's National Center for Injury Prevention and Control and National Center for Chronic Disease Prevention and Health Promotion; National Institutes of Health; Office of Personnel Management; Ohio Bureau of Workers' Compensation; Veterans Health Administration
NIOSH works with diverse organizations to convene national and international conferences which bring together stakeholders to share research and practice. Below are a couple of examples:
American Psychological Association (APA): NIOSH partnered with APA and the Society for Occupational Health Psychology (SOHP) to sponsor the international conference Work, Stress and Health 2013: Protecting and Promoting Total Worker Health. Expert presentations and informal meetings with leading scientists and practitioners provided an exciting forum for learning about the latest developments in occupational health psychology.
Veterans Health Administration (VHA): The Office for TWH at NIOSH partnered with VHA to sponsor three Healthier Federal Workers conferences, featuring the Federal workplace's most influential thought leaders and policy makers, with ample time to network with counterparts in agencies across the Federal spectrum.
Knowledge and Research Translation Collaborators
Collaborators on knowledge and research translation participate in a diversity of activities, including professional presentations, pilot interventions, workshops, webinars, and publications.
The Office for TWH collaborates with the CDC National Healthy Worksite Program, which assists employers in implementing science and practice-based health protection and health promotion strategies that will lead to specific, measureable health outcomes to reduce chronic disease rates.
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