WestON talks TWH

The 6th annual Western States Occupational Network (WestON) is being held in Golden, Colorado. Total Worker Health (TWH) was the topic of a session that featured three interesting presentations, described below along with links to valuable resources.

  • Brenda Schmidt and Eric Dinenberg of Viridian Health Management described CDC’s National Healthy Worksite project that they are leading. The project is described and toolkits are available at CDC’s National Healthy Worksite website.  Click to learn more about Viridian.
  • Chia Chia Chang of the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH) described the NIOSH TWH program.
  • Lili Tenney from the Center for Worker Health & Environment in the Colorado School of Public Health (U Colorado) described their Health Links program for small businesses.  Colorado businesses can complete a needs assessment, earn a Healthy Business Certification, find resources, and connect with businesses in the network.  Click HealthLinksColorado to learn about this innovative state program.

Click to learn more information about WestON. The opening session is pictured below. The conference concludes today.

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W. Kent Anger, PhD, is a Senior Scientist and Associate Director for Applied Research at OHSU's Center for Research on Occupational and Environmental Toxicology. Kent is also the Director of the Oregon Healthy Workforce Center, a NIOSH Center of Excellence in TWH.

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