NIOSH Program Portfolio


NIOSH is involved in a range of occupational safety and health activities including surveillance, research and technology transfer. NIOSH has organized its portfolio activities into specific programmatic categories that can be readily communicated and strategically governed and evaluated. The NIOSH Program Portfolio focuses on relevance, quality and impact. This is achieved through strong involvement of partners and stakeholders throughout the entire research continuum (conceiving, planning, conducting, translating, disseminating and evaluating research). NIOSH programmatic and support structures provide a foundation for NIOSH staff to carry out the Institute’s mission to provide national and world leadership to prevent work-related illnesses and injuries.

The NIOSH Program Portfolio has been organized into Sector Programs that represent industrial sectors and seven health and safety Cross-Sector Programs organized around health outcomes based on the National Occupational Research Agenda (NORA). NIOSH also has Core and Specialty Programs that represent core activities, mandates, special emphasis areas, and methodological approaches.

NIOSH has assigned Managers, Coordinators and Assistant Coordinators to each of the program within the portfolio. Steering committees have been formed to participate in planning, implementing, transferring and evaluating program activities leading to reductions in occupational fatalities, injuries and hazards.

Detailed information is available for each program as well as a listing of priority goals for extramural research.

Page last reviewed: March 28, 2018