NIOSH Centers of Excellence for Total Worker Health®
Due to the comprehensive nature of the Total Worker Health (TWH) approach, innovative thinking is necessary to design integrative approaches and inform current policies, programs, and practices that advance worker well-being. To inspire innovation in our field, NIOSH funds six academic Centers of Excellence for Total Worker Health® (Centers). The Centers are hubs for TWH-related research and practice that build the scientific evidence base necessary to develop new solutions for complex occupational safety and health problems. The research conducted at the Centers generates new knowledge and offers practical solutions that keep workers safe and healthy and help employers build and retain a productive workforce.
The Centers use multidisciplinary research projects, including intervention-focused research, outreach and education, and evaluation activities to improve our understanding of which solutions work. Their novel research has the potential to improve the safety and health of workers, employers, and communities.
There are a variety of important issues relevant to the TWH approach and to the future of work that the Centers are addressing. To learn more about the work being conducted at the Centers, visit their websites:
- Center for Health, Work & Environmentexternal icon
- Center for the Promotion of Health in the New England Workplaceexternal icon
- Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health Center for Work, Health and Well-beingexternal icon
- Healthier Workforce Center of the Midwestexternal icon
- Oregon Healthy Workforce Centerexternal icon
- University of Illinois at Chicago Center for Healthy Workexternal icon
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