OCCUPATIONAL HEALTH DISPARITIES
Workforce/Workplace Mismatch? Work, Family, Health, and Well-Being
June 16–18, 2003, Washington, D.C.
This conference was the first in a series of conferences and other activities that identified the best workplace policies and practices to improve health and well-being. The conference reviewed the “state of the science” pertaining to how different dimensions of work and family act independently and interact to affect the health and well-being of workers, families, children, communities, and workplaces from numerous disciplinary perspectives. Researchers in the areas of anthropology, business management, child development, demography, economics, occupational health, psychology, and sociology identified theories, methodologies, key concepts, and constructs addressing work, family, health, and well-being issues. The conference served to educate researchers across disciplines, NIH and other government staff, policymakers, work-life professionals, and employers about work and family research findings that are relevant to identifying the best workplace policies and programs to improve health and well-being.
Workplace Strategies and Interventions for Improving Health and Well-Being
April 13, 2004, Baltimore, Maryland
In this conference we will review the state of science pertaining to how different dimensions of work and family act independently and interact to affect the health and well-being of workers, families, children, communities and workplaces from numerous disciplinary perspectives. We will identify the theories, methodologies, key concepts, and constructs used in research across numerous disciplines. This conference is necessary to ensure that we incorporate all relevant domains of work, family, health, and well-being research in designing the model(s) to be used in the experimental protocols.
Methodological Issues in Workplace Studies of Worker and Family Health and Well-Being
July 22–23, 2004, Natcher Conference Center, National Institutes of Health, Bethesda, Maryland
This two-part workshop is designed to provide methodological assistance to potential applicants for the RFA, Developing Study Designs to Evaluate the Benefits of Workplace Policies and Practices. The first day will be devoted to presentations and discussions of relevant health outcomes and the current best scientific practices for measuring them. The second day will be spent considering the current best scientific practices in experimental and quasi-experimental designs for interdisciplinary social and behavioral research. The goal of this workshop is to help prepare potential applicants to submit competitive applications.
Symposium on Improving Immigrant Worker Safety and Health
September 27–29, 2004, University of Massachusetts, Lowell, Department of Work Environment
Co-Sponsored by the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health
- National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH)
- Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
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