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New Frontiers in Workplace Health

Catching up with colleagues

Tuesday, August 15, 2017, at 1:00 p.m. (ET)

Work-related injuries and stress are increasing!

Each year, more than 4,500 deaths occur from work-related injuries and 10%–20% of all cardiovascular diseases among working-age people are work-related.  Work-related stress is the leading workplace health problem and a major occupational health risk, ranking above physical inactivity and obesity.

What can be done to protect worker health and stem rising healthcare costs? 

Many employers and employees understand workplace health and safety programs are opportunities to address these issues, but they lack resources to implement and improve them. As a one-stop website for reliable and easy to use resources, CDC is launching a “Workplace Health Resource Center,” with over 200 resources for employers and employees.

Learn more about how to make workplace health programs work!

Workplace health and safety programs could potentially reach more than 159 million workers across the United States. Join us for this session of Public Health Grand Rounds as experts discuss comprehensive integrated approaches, best practices, and the role state health departments have in the support of workplace health and safety.

Discover opportunities and new tailored programs for small employers. Learn about the new tools and resources CDC offers, and hear about the policy recommendations from the Partnership and Bipartisan Policy Center.


Beyond the Data – New Frontiers in Workplace Health

Dr. Phoebe Thorpe and Dr. Ron Goetzel discuss how workplace health promotion can protect the health and safety of workers for workplaces of all sizes. Tune in to hear about CDC’s newest resource, the CDC Workplace Health Resource Center, that helps both small and large workplaces protect their employees.

Continuing Education

This session is available for Continuing Education. Click here for more information.

Presented By:

Casey Chosewood, MD, MPH
Director, Office for Total Worker Health®
National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH)
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
“Exploring the Health and Safety Consequences of Modern Work”

Ron Z. Goetzel, PhD
Senior Scientist
Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health
Vice President, IBM Watson Health
President and CEO, The Health Project
“The Business Case for Investing in Workers’ Health and Well-Being”

Laura Linnan, ScD
Senior Associate Dean for Academic and Student Affairs, and
Professor, Department of Health Behavior, Gillings School of Global Public Health
University of North Carolina
Director, Carolina Collaborative for Research on Work and Health
National Survey of Workplace Health and Safety at State Health Departments”

Jason E. Lang, MPH, MS
Team Lead, Workplace Health Programs
Division of Population Health
National Center for Chronic Disease Prevention and Health Promotion
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
Introducing the New CDC Workplace Health Resource Center”

Facilitated By:

John Iskander, MD, MPH, Scientific Director, Public Health Grand Rounds
Phoebe Thorpe, MD, MPH, Deputy Scientific Director, Public Health Grand Rounds
Susan Laird, MSN, RN, Communications Director, Public Health Grand Rounds

Additional Resources

  • Page last reviewed: July 28, 2017
  • Page last updated: August 21, 2017
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