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Education and Outreach

OHWC in the Community

The OHWC has both outreach and educational components that build on existing programs at OHSU/Oregon Institute of Occupational Health Sciences (formerly CROET), Portland State University and the University of Oregon's Labor Education and Research Center (LERC). As part of our Education and Outreach mission, our goals are to:

  • Build a community of interest and a community of practice on Total Worker Health issues through innovative and participatory education programs
  • Connect the work of work-life researchers with practitioners in occupational health, health promotion, human resources, and labor relations
  • Promote regular interchange among researchers to optimize critical feedback and sharing of methods, experiences, and results
  • Identify new areas of cross-disciplinary collaboration of Center PIs and staff on all projects
  • Provide educational opportunities on both the overarching theoretical constructs that guide our work and the current policy issues surrounding health promotion and health protection
  • Include underserved populations in educational activities by designing programs to reach these groups in their own communities and through their own organizations
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Upcoming Educational and Outreach Events:


Spring Symposium: Sedentary, Stationary and Physically Demanding Work: Health Consequences and Workplace Solutions

June 5, 2014, Portland, Oregon.
Sponsored by the Oregon Institute of Occupational Health Sciences at OHSU, Oregon Healthy Workforce Center and Oregon Public Health Division
Learn more and register.

3nd Annual Occupational Health Psychology Summer Institute

This year's OHP Summer Institute will be held in Portland, Oregon on July 16-18, 2014. Learn more and register.

American Heart Association's Worksite Wellness Summit: Powering up with Total Worker Health

September 17, 2014, Oregon Convention Center, Portland Oregon
The Oregon Institute of Occupational Health Sciences at OHSU is the presenting sponsor for this event. Learn more.

 

Past Educational and Outreach Events:

2nd Annual Partner's Luncheon

Our annual partner's luncheon was held on Thursday, March 20. 2014 at the Red Lion Hotel on the River - Jantzen Beach, Portland. Learn more and view presentations.

March 7th, 2013 - Oregon Governor's Occupational Safety and Health (GOSH) Conference

This wellness course, co-sponsored by the Oregon Healthy Workforce Center, CROET, SAIF Corporation and the Portland Business Journal, was held March 7th, 2013. For more information and to view course materials, visit our GOSH information page

Partners' Luncheon - September 14th, 2012 - Portland, Oregon

The Oregon Healthy Workforce Partners' Luncheon provided an opportunity for stakeholder networking and discussion of topics of interest to partners. The luncheon speaker, Larry S.Chapman of the Chapman Institute, spoke about Return of Investment of Workplace Wellness programs. The recorded webinar of Mr. Chapman on "An Authoritative Look at the ROI of Worksite Wellness Programs" is now available. WATCH & LISTEN NOW

Occupational Health Psychology Summer Institute - July 16th-19th, 2012 - Portland, Oregon

The first annual OHP Summer Institute was a successful 4 days of education and idea exchange from a mix of academic researchers and practitioners from around the world. Topics ranged from safety climate, work organization, and stress, to employee health and the work family balance. The 2012 summer institute was presented by the Occupational Psychology Program at Portland State University, Oregon Institute of Occupational Health Sciences (formerly CROET), the Oregon Healthy WorkForce Center, and the Canadian Center for Occupational Health and Safety at St. Mary’s University.

 

The Outreach and Education program is led by Dede Montgomery (OHSU/CROET) and Steve Hecker (UO/LERC). OHWC Center Manager Kendra Evans is the point of contact for the Education and Outreach programs. Dan Austin supports the website and symposia.