The COMPASS Teams Project

COMPASS is a randomized controlled trial focused on studying home care workers' health and safety over time. All volunteers participate in three free health screenings over a 12 month period. Randomly selected individuals participate in COMPASS teams that meet monthly for social support and education on health and safety topics. 

COMPASS is based at the Oregon Healthy Workforce Center at Oregon Health & Science University. Investigators include Ryan Olson (Principal Investigator; Occupational Health and Behavioral Psychologist at OHSU), Jennifer Hess (Ergonomist at the University of Oregon), and Diane Elliot (Physician and Professor of Medicine at OHSU). Research staff include Brad Wipfli (Exercise Scientist at OHSU), Sharon Thompson (Research Associate and Registered Dietitian at OHSU), and Kristy Luther (Research Assistant at OHSU).

As part of the Oregon Healthy Workforce Center (OHWC), COMPASS is funded by the National Institute for Occupational Health and Safety (NIOSH).  

The OHWC is a collaborative effort between the Oregon Institute of Occupational Health Sciences (formerly CROET) and the Division of Health Promotion and Sports Medicine at OHSU; the Occupational Health Psychology program at Portland State University; the Center for Health Research at Kaiser Permanente; and the Labor Education and Research Center at the University of Oregon.

You can learn more by accessing our COMPASS Facebook page.