Respiratory Health Cross-Sector Council
The NORA Respiratory Health Cross-Sector Council brings together individuals and organizations to share information, form partnerships, and promote adoption and dissemination of solutions that work. It was formed in 2016 for the third decade of NORA. The Council seeks to facilitate the most important research, understand the most effective intervention strategies, and learn how to implement those strategies to achieve sustained improvements in workplace practice. Contact the Co-Chair or NORA Coordinator with any questions, comments, or to volunteer.
Meetings and News
The Respiratory Health; Transportation, Warehousing, and Utilities (TWU); and Cancer, Reproductive, Cardiovascular, and Other Chronic Disease Prevention (CRC) Councils are holding a joint virtual meeting on July 24 1-3:30 pm ET on the value, challenges, and opportunities for medical claims analyses to advance the health of TWU workers. To attend, contact NORACoordinator@cdc.gov
The NORA Respiratory Health Cross-Sector advances primary and secondary prevention addressing a range of hazardous exposures and their adverse respiratory health effects including lower airways diseases (e.g., asthma, chronic obstructive lung disease); upper airways diseases (e.g., rhinosinusitis); interstitial lung diseases (e.g., coal workers’ pneumoconiosis, asbestosis, silicosis); respiratory infectious diseases (e.g., tuberculosis, influenza, anthrax, emerging infectious diseases); respiratory tract and pleural malignancies (e.g., lung cancer, mesothelioma); and emerging exposures and related diseases (e.g., engineered nanomaterials, World Trade Center dust, flavoring chemicals). In addition to preventing work-related respiratory disease, seeks to improve workers’ respiratory health.
Information is available about the NIOSH Respiratory Health Program, which facilitates the work of the Council
- Page last reviewed: July 2, 2018
- Page last updated: July 2, 2018
- Content source:
- National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH) Office of Policy, Planning, and Evaluation