Our Center evaluation plan involves the systematic tracking and evaluation of our many activities. Below is our "How-are-we-doing" scorecard that presents top-level measures of interest to our target audiences; the underlying detail is below that.
Our goal is to assess the quality, utility, feasibility, impact, and value of
our research, outreach and education activities, translation to practice and
dissemination efforts. Gathered via quantitative (e.g., surveys/
evaluation metrics) and qualitative methods (e.g., interviews, focus groups discussions),
our program evaluation will help track our path from inputs through activities,
to outcome achievement (see the OHWC logic model at the bottom of the page). Through
a continually evolving process, our program evaluation strategy is to amalgamate
the data across various indicators.
Oregon Healthy Workforce Center's Impact
Click the table below to read more on the effectiveness of our interventions during our 2011 to 2016 funding cycle.
View our complete list of publications.
- Peer-reviewed publications from OHWC-funded projects: 15
- Number of social media mentions (based on Altmetrics): 36 with potential secondary follower reach of 506,913
- Associated publications by OHWC researchers (peer-reviewed & others): 53
[Updated January 2017]
As part of our continuing efforts to translate research to practice, we proudly feature our Tool and Toolkits kiosk.
Supervisors play a crucial role in the safety, health and well-being of their employees.
Young workers need Total Worker Health too! An adaptation of the PUSH training was implemented by the Bureau of Labor and Industries.
Total Worker Health for construction workers.
Health Impacts Safety guides. These guides offer information and active strategies for various health topics pertinent to the workplace, and a popular tool at our conference tables.
All outreach and education outcomes reflect a composite effort of the Oregon Institute of Occupational Health Sciences and the Oregon Healthy Workforce Center.
Since 2011 (birth of OHWC):
Symposia (twice a year)
-Average attendance per event: 92 (plus 10-15 via webinar)
-Average event rating by attendees: 4.4 out of 5
-# visits to Symposia webpage: 3760*
-# session handouts downloaded via webpage: 223*
-# recorded sessions viewed: 109*
Health Psychology Summer Institute (every other year)
-Average attendance per event: 93
-Average event rating by attendees: 4.5 out of 5
Impact of our events:
- Talks given by OHWC
members on Total Worker Health: 212
All social media traffic reflects a composite of the Oregon Institute of Occupational Health Sciences (home of OHWC) as well as the Oregon Healthy Workforce Center.
Oregon and the Workplace Blog: 5428 views
Number of Total Worker Health posts: 4
Twitter: 729 followers
Facebook: 322 likes
- OHWC YouTube channel: 51 views
- Health Impacts Safety guides: 964 views, 445 downloads
- Toolkit Kiosk: 2262 views, 725 downloads (SHIP -585, PUSH -94, Be Super -50)
- OccHealthSci Resource Directory: 15554 views
[Last Updated, 2017 Quarter 3]
"...I think of myself personally as a caregiver - I may focus on my consumer employer's needs more than my own needs, and so [COMPASS] really did bring an awareness that if my needs, you know my health…my mental health and everything, if I'm balanced, then I feel that I'm a better caregiver"
"The content in the PUSH training helps us ensure that our staff is prepared to work safely and provides information about their rights as workers and encourages them to speak up when they have questions…""…we believe that using PUSH as a standard training for new hires is a wise investment in our employees. Not only does it enhance the training that we require for all workers, but the online format allows us to save time and money that we would otherwise need to spend on in-person training."
"…It made me more aware of being a good role model to fellow coworkers and to also always be a good safety representative…I especially enjoyed the weekly meetings and the camaraderie shared by our team…"