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Inputs: Partnerships & Stakeholders

The following are examples of our diverse partners and collaborations with them:

Ohio Bureau of Workers' Compensation (OBWC)

Through a partnership with OBWC, NIOSH is assessing the cost-effectiveness of occupational safety and health programs in the wholesale and retail trade sector.

National Council on Compensation Insurance (NCCI)

NCCI, which manages and analyzes the largest U.S. database of workers' compensation insurance information, co-sponsored the first Workers' Compensation Workshop convened by NIOSH. We are now collaboratively planning a second workshop, with additional partners that include the Bureau of Labor Statistics , Safety and Health Assessment and Research for Prevention ( SHARP ), and the International Association of Industrial Accident Boards and Commissions ( IAIABC ). In addition, several NIOSH projects are utilizing NCCI data and NIOSH has been supporting the NCCI Annual Issues Symposium .

Integrated Benefits Institute (IBI)

As an organization that provides employers and their supplier partners with resources for demonstrating the business value of health, IBI supports NIOSH efforts that relate to its Economics , Total Worker Health , and Work Organization and Health Programs. Recent collaborations include IBI research presentations at Work, Stress, and Health 2011 and WorkLife 2007

Health Insurers

Highmark Inc., headquartered in Pittsburgh and Camp Hill, Pennsylvania
Independence Blue Cross, headquartered in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Both insurers have received support from NIOSH and

collaborated with NIOSH to build the capability to calculate rates of individual diseases and medical claim costs among employees classified by industry sector, detailed industry, and employer. The goal is to develop information that points to health priorities for industries and employers and that may indicate the possible presence of occupationally related conditions.
Xavier University, Williams College of Business

Through a partnership between Xavier University, the National Safety Council ( NSC ), and NIOSH, a course was developed to introduce master's level students at the Williams College of Business to the business value of safety and health. Building on the success of this course, NIOSH is in the process of developing modules on this general topic that can be incorporated in other courses, schools, and departments. In addition NIOSH supported a recent related conference at Xavier.

CDC Health Economics Research Group (HERG)

HERG was formed in 2001 to support the diverse interests of economists in the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). Economists throughout CDC, including those in NIOSH, continue to make significant contributions to public health research.