Cancer, Reproductive, Cardiovascular, and Other Chronic Disease Prevention Program


Program Impact

NIOSH is strongly committed to program evaluation as a way to maximize its contributions to improved occupational safety and health. Regular review of program activities, outputs, and outcomes is essential to demonstrating program performance. The CRC conducts reviews and shares program impact in a variety of ways.

Program Performance One-pager

Program Performance One-Pagers (PPOPs) are a snapshot of NIOSH programs’ priorities, strategies used to make progress towards priorities, recent accomplishments, and upcoming work.

CRC Program Performance One-pager

Impact Sheets

Impact Sheets briefly describe an occupational safety or health hazard, the specific NIOSH or NIOSH-funded research activity that was conducted to address the hazard, the resulting impact or recommendations, and relevant statistics. Selected NIOSH Impact Sheets relevant to the CRC Program are listed here:

Other Impacts

  • NIOSH commissioned RAND to conduct an analysis of the economic benefit of NIOSH researchexternal icon RAND found the economic benefit the reductions in morbidity and mortality from the NIOSH firefighter cancer research were estimated to provide $71M/year.
  • Based on our findings that Firefighters have an increased risk of cancer, on July 9, 2018 the President signed legislation “The Firefighter Cancer Registry Act of 2018external icon” requiring that NIOSH establish a registry of firefighters to track their incidence of cancer.
  • National Fire Protection Association used results from our firefighter studies to recommend protective measures.
  • International Agency for Research on Cancer used the findings of our study of cancer among styrene exposed workers in upgrading styrene’s classification from Group 2B “Possibly carcinogenic to humans” to Group 2A “Probably carcinogenic to humans.”
  • The California EPA-Healthy Nail Salon Recognition Program Guidelinesexternal icon used our research in setting chemical exposure levels.
Page last reviewed: September 24, 2019