The 3 research projects at the heart of the OHWC, are:
- Health promotion intervention to reduce health risks among Correctional officers (Kerry Kuehl, PI)
Using a team-based peer-led approach and one-on-one health coaching with motivational interviewing to improve lifestyle (e.g., diet) choices in corrections workers.
- Creating health and safety “Communities of Practice” for Home Care workers (Ryan Olson, PI)
Using a peer-led curriculum to organize home care workers into neighborhood-based WorkLife teams that provide education and social support for improving lifestyle (e.g., diet, exercise) and safety behaviors.
- Team-based WorkLife and safety intervention for construction workers (Leslie Hammer, PI)
Training supervisors to use a team-based approach to support balance in employee’s work-family demands thus reducing stress and improving safety in City of Portland construction workers.
The 2 translational projects deliver proven training + added technology:
- Health promotion and health protection in young workers (Diane Rohlman, PI)
Using internet-delivered training to foster healthy lifestyle choices and safe work practices in young summer workers in a Parks and Recreation department, enhancing dissemination with social media
- Supervisor training to promote health/safety in construction (Latino+non-Latino) (Kent Anger PI)
Training supervisor skills supported by behavior tracking technology in Latino and non-Latino supervisors in construction to motivate their employees to adopt healthier lifestyle choices and safer work practices.
Pilot Funding Recipient:
- Be Active, Work Safe: A Novel Program for People with a Disability (Laurel Kincl and Simon Driver, PI)
Improve the health and safety of workers with a disability through the development, testing and dissemination of a web-based intervention that integrates basic occupational health and safety skills into an evidence-based health promotion model.