Healthy Work Design and Well-Being Cross-Sector Council

The NORA Healthy Work Design and Well-Being 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 in 2017 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

An Implementation Plan for Healthy Work Design and Worker Well-Being: Addressing and Advancing the National Occupational Research Agenda [PDF – 335 KB]

In January of 2020, the NORA Healthy Work Design and Well-Being (HWD) Council published its research agenda which focuses on furthering the most needed research and interventions to advance the safety, health and well-being of America’s workers through healthy work design approaches.  In 2022, the Council wrote an Implementation Plan with the goal of motivating action by researchers and interested parties to address the seven research objectives and associated gaps identified in the HWD research agenda.  The Plan identifies achievable next steps to prevent adverse worker health and safety outcomes and improve the work experience.

Cross-Sector Description

Seeks to improve the design of work, work enviroments, and management practices in order to advance worker safety, health, and well-being. Within the healthy work design framework, worker well-being encompasses positive physical, emotional, mental, and economic health, and how these aspects of health relate to work and worker experiences from a comprehensive and holistic perspective.

Information is available about the NIOSH Healthy Work Design and Well-Being Program, which facilitiates the work of the Council.