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WORK ORGANIZATION AND STRESS-RELATED DISORDERS

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Inputs: NIOSH Strategic Goals

The NIOSH Work Organization and Stress-Related Disorders Cross-Sector Program is in the process of developing strategic goals to guide our research and partnership efforts over the next decade.


NIOSH Program Portfolio Approach

NIOSH has been organizing research, guidance, information, and service efforts into specific programs that can be readily communicated and strategically governed and evaluated. Ten Sector Programs represent industrial sectors, and twenty-four Cross-sector Programs are organized around adverse health outcomes, statutory programs and global efforts.

The Sector Programs intersect with Cross-Sector Programs in a matrix-like fashion. For example, an Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing Program goal of reducing farm-related deaths and injuries due to tractor rollovers and trucks would likely be a shared goal with the Transportation Program and if appropriate would be adopted by both programs. This approach provides an added advantage and will allow multiple Programs to work towards accomplishment of intersecting goals.

Each of the 34 programs in the NIOSH Program Portfolio has a Manager and Coordinator. Each of the 10 NIOSH Sector Programs facilitates the work of a NORA Sector Council to engage external stakeholders in the process of developing sector goals for the nation and methods to measure the short-term, intermediate and long-term outcomes arising from those goals. The NORA goals for the nation will be considered when choosing NIOSH sector program goals. Cross Sector programs have internal Steering Committees that develop program goals and monitor outcome measures.

These planning efforts will position NIOSH to align with the most current governmental approaches for evaluating program effectiveness, i.e., the Program Assessment Rating Tool (or PART). PART is a mechanism to hold governmental agencies accountable for accomplishing results. As part of our comprehensive approach to performance measurement, NIOSH has engaged the National Academies to independently evaluate our sector and cross-programs for relevance and impact.


Work Organization and Stress-Related Disorders Program Goals for Intramural Research


Overarching Goal
: Promote and protect the health and safety of people who work by preventing stress, illness, and injury related to the organization of work.

Strategic Goal 1: Improve the health and safety of working people through research and surveillance to better understand work organization exposures and their associations with health and safety outcomes.

Strategic Goal 2: Improve the health and safety of working people through intervention studies and guidance to improve the organization of work.

Strategic Goal 3: Improve the health and safety of working people through partnerships and capacity building to advance research and practice addressing the organization or work.


Work Organization and Stress-Related Disorders Program Priority Goals for Extramural Research

The NIOSH Work Organization and Stress-Related Disorders Program selected the following strategic goals as particularly suited for extramural research during fiscal years 2014-16:

Strategic Goal 1: Improve the health and safety of working people through research and surveillance to better understand work organization exposures and their associations with health and safety outcomes.

Strategic Goal 2: Improve the health and safety of working people through intervention studies and guidance to improve the organization of work.

Those seeking NIOSH grants to conduct studies related to the Work Organization and Stress-Related Disorders Program can view the current funding opportunities.

NIOSH is interested in your opinions about the relevance and value of strategic goals for the Work Organization and Stress-Related Disorders Program. We encourage you to consider partnering with us on issues of interest to you and your organization.

 

 
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  • Page last reviewed: September 25, 2013
  • Page last updated: September 25, 2013
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