The National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH) announced the awards on September 14. The proposal submitted by multiple-principal investigators, Curtis Cude (Oregon Health Authority) and Ryan Olson, PhD (Oregon Institute of Occupational Health Sciences ) to NIOSH for a five-year (2015-2020) grant was fully funded. With this funding there is a new level of partnership.
The overarching goal of the partnership that began in 2002 is to provide quality surveillance data and intervention recommendations to reduce work-related illness and injury. The multiple-principal investigators proposed to accomplish reduction in work-related injury and illness through an innovative strategy with the following specific aims:
- Implement an expanded vision and strategic plan to advance occupational public health surveillance, research, and outreach in Oregon;
- Support the success and growth of existing state-level occupational health initiatives and programs;
- Invest in innovative areas for future occupational health surveillance research through speaker series and conference panels; and
- Develop and implement surveillance and outreach innovations in Occupational Health Indicators (OHI) and Oregon Fatality Assessment and Control Evaluation (OR-FACE) sub-projects.