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
Chapman crowdcommunity event

Upcoming Educational and Outreach Events:

Occupational Health Sciences Spring Symposium: Temporary and Contingent Workers Safety and Health
       Thursday, May 28, 2015 at the Holiday Inn Portland South Wilsonville, Wilsonville, Oregon
The symposium aims to address safety and health provisions for temporary and contingent workers. Address best practices, as issued from OSHA and shared by staffing agencies, health and safety professionals, and employers. Discuss problems, limitations and strategies to provide all workers safe and healthy work places.

Past Educational and Outreach Events

  • American Heart Association's Worksite Wellness Summit: Powering up with Total Worker Health
    September 17, 2014
    , Oregon Convention Center, Portland Oregon
    OHSU's Oregon Institute of Occupational Health Sciences was presenting sponsor. Learn more.
  • 2014 National Symposium for Corrections Worker Health
    July 15, 2014, Portland, Oregon
    Sponsored by the Oregon Healthy Workforce Center. Learn More.
  • 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
    . View recorded webinar
  • Oregon Governor's Occupational Safety and Health (GOSH) Conference
    March 7, 2013

    This wellness course was co-sponsored by the Oregon Healthy Workforce Center, Oregon Institute of Occupational Health Sciences, SAIF Corporation, and the Portland Business Journal. GOSH information page.
  • Partners' Luncheon
    September 14, 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 webinar of Mr. Chapman on "An Authoritative Look at the ROI of Worksite Wellness Programs" is now available. Watch and listen now.