Cancer, Reproductive, Cardiovascular, and Other Chronic Disease Prevention (CRC) Cross-Sector Council

The NORA Cancer, Reproductive, Cardiovascular, and Other Chronic Disease Prevention (CRC) Cross-Sector Council brings together individuals and organizations to share information, form partnerships, and promote adoption and dissemination of solutions that work. It was formed 2016 for the third decade of NORA. The Council seeks to facilitate the most important research, understand the most effective intervention strategies, and learn how to implement those strategies to achieve sustained improvements in workplace practice. Contact the Co-chair or NORA Coordinator with any questions, comments, or to volunteer.

Meetings and News

On Tuesday, July 24, 2018 three NORA Councils held a joint meeting: Transportation, Warehousing and Utilities (TWU); Cancer, Reproductive, Cardiovascular and other Chronic Disease Prevention (CRC); and, Respiratory Health (RH). Highlights of the meeting were presentations about the potential to use medical claims data to advance the health of workers and discussions about the importance of engaging with companies and other stakeholders.

Cross-Sector Description

The CRC Cross-Sector addresses many types of health outcomes, including occupational cancers, adverse reproductive outcomes, and cardiovascular disease among workers well as the evolving areas of occupational neurological and renal disease. Workers across many industry sectors are exposed to agents and workplace factors that may be carcinogens or contribute to adverse reproductive outcomes like birth defects, developmental disorders, spontaneous abortion, low birth weight, preterm birth. Occupational risks for cardiovascular disease are not well understood yet, but evidence suggests that some toxins and non-chemical workplace factors such as physical exertion, shift work, and psychosocial factors (e.g. job strain and other job stressors) may all contribute.

Information is available about the NIOSH CRC Program, which facilitates the work of the Council.

Page last reviewed: May 26, 2017