FY 2020 Extramural Research Program Highlights: Cooperative Agreements

Cooperative Agreements

Cooperative agreements allow NIOSH to partner with universities, state health departments, labor unions, and nonprofit organizations to address important public health problems. NIOSH funds a broad array of these agreements to develop knowledge in preventing job-related injuries, illnesses, and fatalities.

In FY 2020, NIOSH funded the state surveillance program to support states in monitoring occupational injuries, diseases, exposures, and deaths. Other cooperative agreements awarded in FY 2020 included funding for occupational safety and health surveillance collaboration, education, and translation; National Mesothelioma Virtual Bank funding; and the Commercial Fishing Occupational Safety Research and Training Program. Selected highlights from the state surveillance program are provided below.

You can also find the information on this page in the NIOSH Extramural Research and Training Program: Annual Report of Fiscal Year 2020.

State Surveillance Program

The state surveillance program helps expand the ability of states to monitor work-related health and safety issues. The program supports the role of states to conduct in-depth surveillance and follow-up investigations and interventions. These local state-based skills and abilities help NIOSH meet the mandate to ensure a safe workplace.

NIOSH Sponsored State Occupational Health & Safety Surveillance Program
Map - NIOSH Sponsored State Occupational Health and Safety Surveillance Program