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Inputs: Partners

Partnerships are integral to the NIOSH Surveillance Program. Input from customers and stakeholder groups who have inherent knowledge and concern about the safety and health of workers in the sector helps in setting research priorities. Collaborative research with our partners may include in-kind contributions that help to leverage NIOSH research dollars. Partners also add expertise or specialized experience to the research team, which benefits the research, analysis, interpretation, and communication of the results.

For information about partnering with the NIOSH Surveillance Program, contact the Surveillance Program coordinator . For general information about partnerships with NIOSH, contact the NIOSH Office of Research and Technology Transfer .

Surveillance Partnerships

The goals of the NIOSH Surveillance Strategic Plan cannot be achieved without strengthening NIOSH partnerships with other Federal, State, and nongovernment organizations. The goals also cannot be achieved fully without developing national and State-based capacity to develop and maintain ongoing illness, injury, fatality, hazard, and exposure surveillance programs.

At the Federal level, NIOSH continues to be opportunistic in its surveillance program, fostering collaboration and pooling resources with other Federal agencies. At the State level, NIOSH continues to partner with health and labor agencies to develop and expand surveillance capacity for disease, exposures, fatalities, and high-risk and vulnerable populations. NIOSH State-base programs are complemented by in-State partnerships with colleagues from academia and other nongovernment agencies. These in-State efforts ensure that State-based occupational safety and health surveillance is integrated into the overall public health surveillance system.

Through a comprehensive strategy, NIOSH and its partners can fully participate in widespread efforts to build a comprehensive, integrated, electronic public health surveillance system operational at the local, State, and national levels.


  • University of Connecticut, Occupational and Environmental Health Center
  • Michigan State University, Division of Occupational and Environmental Medicine
  • Oregon Health and Science University, Center for Research on Environmental and Occupational Toxicology
  • University of Kentucky, Kentucky Injury Prevention and Research Center, Kentucky Occupation Safety and Health Surveillance Program
  • University of New Mexico Health, Sciences Center’s (UNM/HSC) Program in Occupational and Environmental Health, New Mexico Occupational Health Surveillance
  • Wayne State University


  • Alaska Department of Health and Social Services, Division of Public Health, Occupational Injury Prevention Program
  • Arizona Division of Public health Services, Office of Environmental Health Adult Lead Poisoning
  • California Department of Health Services, California Occupational Health Branch
  • CDC's National Center for Health Statistics
  • Connecticut Department of Public Health, Environmental and Occupational Health Assessment Program
  • Florida Department of Health, Division of Environmental Health, Bureau of Community Environmental Health, Pesticide Exposure Surveillance Program
  • Illinois Department of Public Health, Division of Epidemiologic Studies, Occupational Disease Registry
  • Indiana Department of Health, Lead Program
  • Iowa Department of Public Health
  • Louisiana Center for Environmental Health, Environmental Epidemiology/Toxicology, Occupational Health Surveillance
  • Maine Bureau of Health Occupational Disease Reporting Program
  • Massachusetts Department of Public Health, Occupational Health Surveillance Program
  • Michigan Department of Community Health, Occupational Health
  • Minnesota Department of Health, Center for Occupational Health and Safety
  • Nebraska Department of Labor, FACE Program
  • New Jersey Department of Health and Senior Services, Occupational Health Surveillance Program
  • New York State Department of Health, Bureau of Occupational Health
  • North Carolina Division of Public Health, Occupational and Environmental Epidemiology Branch, Occupational Health Surveillance Unit
  • Ohio Department of Health, Adult Blood Lead Epidemiology and Surveillance (ABLES)
  • Oklahoma State Department of Health, Injury Prevention Service
  • Oregon Department of Human Services, Environmental and Occupational Epidemiology Program
  • Pan American Health Organization – Emerging Issues in Occupational HIV Prevention
  • South Carolina Department of Health and Environmental Control, Lead Poisoning Prevention Program
  • Texas Department of Health Services, Environmental & Injury Epidemiology and Toxicology
  • U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission
  • U.S. Department of Agriculture, National Agricultural Statistics Service
  • U.S. Department of Labor, Bureau of Labor Statistics, Office of Compensation and Working Conditions
  • U.S. Department of Labor, Employment and Training Administration
  • U.S. Department of Labor, Occupational Safety and Health Administration, Office of Statistics
  • Washington State Department of Health, Division of Environmental Health, Pesticide Program
  • Washington State Department of Labor and Industries, Safety & Health Assessment & Research for Prevention (SHARP)
  • World Health Organization – Emerging Issues in Occupational HIV Prevention

Professional Associations

  • Council of State and Territorial Epidemiology
  • Association of Occupational & Environmental Clinics