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Inputs: NIOSH Strategic Goals

The NIOSH Total Worker Health® Program is in the process of developing a strategic plan to guide our research, practice and partnership efforts over the next decade.

NIOSH Program Portfolio Approach

NIOSH has been organizing research, guidance, information, and service efforts into specific programs that can be readily communicated and strategically governed and evaluated. There are ten NORA Sector Programs representing industrial sectors and 24 Cross-Sector Programs are organized around adverse health outcomes, statutory programs, global efforts, and other cross-cutting issues of high priority.

The Sector Programs intersect with Cross-Sector Programs in a matrix-like fashion. For example, a goal of reducing injuries and fatalities due to falls in construction would likely be a shared goal between the Construction Sector and with the Traumatic Injury Cross-Sector Program and, if appropriate, would be adopted by both programs. This approach allows multiple programs to work together towards the accomplishment of intersecting goals.

NIOSH Total Worker Health® Program Goals for Intramural Research

  • Strategic Goal 1: Advance and conduct etiologic, surveillance, and intervention re­search that builds the evidence base for effectively integrating protection from work-related safety and health hazards with promotion of injury and illness prevention efforts to advance worker well-being.
  • Strategic Goal 2: Increase the implementation of evidence-based programs and prac­tices that integrate protection from work-related safety and health hazards with promotion of injury and illness prevention efforts to advance worker well-being.
  • Strategic Goal 3: Increase adoption of policies that integrate protection from work-re­lated safety and health hazards with promotion of injury and illness preven­tion efforts to advance worker well-being.
  • Strategic Goal 4: Build capacity to strengthen the TWH workforce and TWH field to support the development, growth, and maintenance of policies, programs and practices that integrate protection from work-related safety and health hazards with promotion of injury and illness prevention efforts to advance worker well-being.

NIOSH Total Worker Health® Program Priority Goals for Extramural Research

The NIOSH Total Worker Health® Program selected both strategic goals as priorities for extramural research during fiscal years 2017:

  • Strategic Goal 1: Advance and conduct etiologic, surveillance, and intervention re­search that builds the evidence base for effectively integrating protection from work-related safety and health hazards with promotion of injury and illness prevention efforts to advance worker well-being.
  • Strategic Goal 2: Increase the implementation of evidence-based programs and prac­tices that integrate protection from work-related safety and health hazards with promotion of injury and illness prevention efforts to advance worker well-being.

Those seeking NIOSH grants to conduct studies related to the Total Worker Health® Program can view the current funding opportunities.

NIOSH is interested in your opinions about the relevance and value of strategic goals for the Total Worker Health® Program. We encourage you to consider partnering with us on issues of interest to you and your organization.

 

Page last reviewed: March 28, 2018 (archived document)