Summer Institute in Occupational Health Psychology & Total Worker Health®

Save the date: Tuesday, July 19, 2022 (online)

Total Worker Health® approaches in industry and academia: Key elements and implementation
Tuesday, July 19, 2022; 8:45am - 3pm PT
Registration link here.

The event is hosted by the Oregon Healthy Workforce Center and co-sponsored by Portland State University's OHP-TWH Program and Saint Mary’s University, CN Center for Occupational Health & Safety

Event Description: As research increasingly shows evidence for Total Worker Health® as an effective approach for worker well-being, we are faced with a growing need to educate and train students and industry professionals on Total Worker Health (TWH) concepts and implementation. Our 2022 Summer Institute is focused on Total Worker Health® approaches in industry and academia: Key elements and implementation. This one-day online event will highlight current opportunities to learn and implement TWH concepts and strategies. TWH is closely aligned with Occupational Health Psychology and also draws on traditional disciplines of Occupational Safety and Health. Thus, this year’s Summer Institute will target students, researchers, occupational safety and health practitioners, human resource professionals, and industry leaders. By the end of the event, our goal is for attendees from academia and industry to have an understanding of how to apply the TWH approach with the ultimate goal of improving workplace safety, health, and well-being, and to share their findings and concepts with students and emerging professionals.

Register here. 

PROGRAM

  • Welcome! 8:45 - 9:00am
     
  • Understanding the Total Worker Health® Approach (9am - 12pm)
    Led by Dede Montgomery, Oregon Institute of Occupational Health Sciences and Liz Hill, SAIF
    introduce key concepts related to the TWH approach using a modified course developed by the Oregon Total Worker Health Alliance, a first of its kind state-wide partnership. This Alliance has led the development and delivery of the Total Worker Health curriculum, the goal of which is to create and provide consistent and reproducible training that is research-based and supports current practice.  Learn from the “Fundamentals of Total Worker Health®  Approaches: Essential elements for advancing worker safety, health, and well-being.” (CDC/NIOSH Dec. 2016). Graduates of this course are invited to virtual quarterly meet ups. 
    Learning objectives:
    • Define terms and concepts essential to TWH
    • Identify the five defining elements of TWH
    • Discuss how organizations can effectively implement TWH
    • Share tools to envision “next steps” for your organization
       
  • Afternoon Session:  Implementing a Total Worker Health® Approach (12:30 - 3pm)
    Facilitated by Nichole Guilfoy & Leslie Hammer, Oregon Institute of Occupational Health Sciences
    The second part of the day is designed to offer an opportunity to work with others to practice integrating TWH concepts with an organizational partner. In this session, we will build on the concepts presented earlier in the day with tips and case studies to demonstrate strategies for identifying workforce needs and operationalizing supportive policies, practices, and procedures to meet those needs.
    Learning objectives: 
    • Gain insights into strategies for program integration, evaluation, and creating and sustaining a culture of safety, health, and well-being.
    • Hear from a panel of speakers from organizations engaged in various stages of implementing a TWH approach.
       
    • Case studies with panelists:
      • Shamai Larsen (Legacy Health Services; healthcare industry): example of kick-off including why, how and next steps
      • Mike Ellis (Apollo Mechanical Contractors; construction industry): example of mid-journey, including the path to beginning and narrowing focus based on highest priority (suicide prevention) and how that further develops other concepts/culture
      • Deborah Roy (LL Bean; retail): example of sustained implementation, including specific examples and lessons learned and tips
         
    • Facilitated Interactive Exercise and Discussion with Audience: Identifying the workplace factors that contribute to worker well-being is foundational to transforming workplaces into supportive and healthy environments that enhance well-being for workers, and the organization as a whole. Dr. Leslie Hammer will share her expert insights and important considerations for leaders and teams to guide their journey toward a sustainable culture of safety, health, and well-being.

    • Conclusion: Wrap-up, information and resources, event evaluation

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Meet the Director of OHP Summer Institute, Dr. Leslie Hammer

This is a picture of Dr. Leslie Hammer at the 2018 Summer Institute

Occupational Health Psychology Summer Institute: Building a Culture of Health, Safety, and Well-Being

Day 1

Day 2

Day 3

The OHP 2019 Summer Institute took place in Halifax, Nova Scotia. The theme this year was "Where do we go from here? Creating an agenda for safe and healthy work." Visit the St. Mary's University Occupational Health Psychology website for more details. 

Translation of Workplace Interventions: Dissemination and Implementation

How can researchers best share their evidence-based tools with the community? How can practitioners effectively implement these tools within their organization? What are some strategies to making a successful business case for best practices with organizational leaders? Our Summer Institute this year featured experts in academia and industry who helped answer some of these questions. Scroll for links to individual presentations and talk slides.

July 10-12, 2018, Portland State University, Portland, OR

DAY 1

  • Ken Matos, Ph.D., Lead People Scientist, CultureAmp
    From Research to Action: Using Data to Drive Leadership Decisions (keynote)
    View Ken Matos abstract 
    Webinar Recording not available

DAY 2

  • Casey Chosewood, M.D., M.P.H., Director, Office for Total Worker Health®National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
    From Good Idea to Great Impact: Exploring the Total Worker Health® Model for Healthier Work (Keynote)
    View Casey Chosewood abstract
    Download handout
    Watch Webinar
     
  • Helen Schuckers, M.P.H. & Dede Montgomery, M.S., C.I.H., Oregon Healthy Workforce Center, Oregon Institute of Occupational Health Sciences, OHSU
    How to Promote and Expand Your Reach: Strategies to Effectively Promote Your Resources, Develop Networks, and Reach your Target Audiences
    View presentation abstract
    Download handout
    Watch Webinar
     
  • Ryan Olson, Ph.D., Oregon Healthy Workforce Center, Oregon Institute of Occupational Health Sciences, OHSU
    Supportive Groups for Isolated Home Care Workers: A Successful State-University Dissemination Effort 
    View Ryan Olson Abstract
    Download Handout
    Watch Webinar

DAY 3

  • Lisa Brosseau, Sc.D., C.I.H., Professor of Environmental & Occupational Health Sciences, University of Illinois at Chicago (retired)
    Lessons Learned about Translation and Dissemination of Workplace Health and Safety Interventions for Small Businesses (Keynote)
    View Lisa Brosseau abstract
    Download handout
    Watch Webinar
     
  • Anna Meiners, M.A., Director of Account Services at Cascade Centers Inc.
    Focus on Mental Health Bolsters Workplace Wellness 
    View Anna Meiners abstract
    Download handout
    Watch Webinar 
     
  • Amy Beacom, Ed.D., Center for Parental Leave Leadership
    Implementing the RETAIN Program for Parental Leave Support in the Workplace: Lessons Learned  
    View Amy Beacom abstract 
    Webinar recording  and handout not available
     
  • Steve Hunt, Ph.D. & Autumn Krauss, Ph.D., SAP Success Factors
    Using Technology to Implement Research-Based Well-Being Strategies at Work: Building Supportive, Inclusive, and Healthy Cultures
    View Steve Hunt abstract
    Download handout
    Watch Webinar
     
  • Translation to Practice Panel Discussion
    Casey Chosewood, Ken Matos, Lisa Brosseau, Anna Meiners, Amy Beacom, Steve Hunt, Autumn Krauss, Helen Schuckers, Dede Montgomery, Anjali Rameshbabu
    Watch Webinar

The OHP 2017 Summer Institute took place in Halifax, Nova Scotia. Visit the St. Mary's University Occupational Health Psychology website for more details. 

2016 Occupational Health Psychology Summer Institute: OHP Innovation and Creative Strategies Leading to Total Worker Health

July 12-14, 2016
Portland State University, Portland, OR
Co-sponsored by the Oregon State Association of Occupational Health Nurses. 
 

DAY 1

  • Arnold Bakker, PhD, Erasmus University Rotterdam, The Netherlands
    Keynote: Creative Approaches to Employee Work Engagement
    View presentation abstract
    Webinar Recording not available
     

DAY 2

  • Glorian Sorensen, PhD, MPH, Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health and Dana-Farber Cancer Institute, Boston, Massachusetts  
    Keynote: Work and Health: Evidence on the Pathways to Implementing Total Worker Health
    View presentation abstract
    Download handout
    Watch Webinar
     

DAY 3

The OHP 2015 Summer Institute took place in Halifax, Nova Scotia. Download the OHP 2015 Announcement. Visit the St. Mary's University Occupational Health Psychology website for more details.

2014 Occupational Health Psychology Summer Institute: Advancing Theory and Practice in the Context of Total Worker Health

July 16-18, 2014, Portland State University, Portland, Oregon

This 3-day institute featured regional, national, and international researchers and practitioners in occupational health psychology, total worker health, and safety research and practice.
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Institute Program

Day 1: Occupational Health Psychology - Scholarly Work Advancing Theory

Welcome and Introduction of OHP Summer Institute
Leslie Hammer, Ph.D., Director, Occupational Health Psychology Program, Portland State University; Co-Director, Oregon Healthy Workforce Center (OHWC)*
Bio & Summary

Featured Speaker:

OHP in the Aging Workforce: Theoretical and Empirical Advancements
Mo Wang, Ph.D., University of Florida, National Science Foundation
President, Society for Occupational Health Psychology
Bio & Summary
Slides Unavailable

What Should we Actually DO for Older Workers? Identifying the research gaps in organizational practice and interventions
Donald Truxillo, Ph.D., Portland State University
Bio & Summary
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Economic Stress: A Primer for Occupational Health Researchers
Robert Sinclair, Ph.D., Clemson University
Bio & Summary
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Work-Life Boundary Control and Identity Management: A New Frontier for Occupational Health
Ellen E. Kossek, Ph.D., Purdue University
Bio & Summary
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Letting Go: Research on Recovery from Work Stress and Employee Well-being
Charlotte Fritz, Ph.D., Portland State University
Bio & Summary
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Day 2: Intersection of Theory & Practice: Total Worker Health

Institute Keynote Speaker:
TWH in the Context of Occupational Health Psychology: Integration of Health Protection and Health Promotion
Laura Punnett, Ph.D., Director, Center for the Promotion of Health in the New England Workplace (CPH-NEW) *
Bio & Summary
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So you want to improve TWH? Critical principles and tactics for creating organizational and behavior change
Ryan Olson, Ph.D., Project Principal Investigator, OHWC*
Bio & Summary
Slides Unavailable

PHLAME: An example of a complete TWH intervention program from conception to ROI
Kerry Kuehl, MD and Diane Elliot, MD - Project Principal Investigator/ISC Chair, OHWC*
Bio & Summary
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Panel Discussion: Building a TWH Center: From Nuts and Bolts to Politics
Laura Punnett, Ph.D., Director, CPH-NEW*
Kent Anger, Ph.D., Director, OHWC*
Jack Dennerlein, Ph.D., Associate Director, Harvard School of Public Health Center for Work, Health and Wellbeing *
Diane Rohlman, Ph.D., University of Iowa Healthier Workforce Center for Excellence (HWCE)*
Bio & Summary

What TWH Means to Early Adopting Organizations: The Practitioners Perspective
Dede Montgomery, MS, CIH, Education co-PI, OHWC*
Bio & Summary
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Evidence-Based TWH Programs: What Does the Evidence Tell Us?
Kent Anger, Ph.D., Director, OHWC*
Bio & Summary
Slides Unavailable

*NIOSH-Funded Total Worker Health Center of Excellence (COE)

Day 3: Practical Interventions in the Workplace

Day 3 will be available soon below as a recorded webinar.

Featured Speaker:
Disseminating and Implementing Evidence-based Prevention in the Workplace
Jeffrey Harris, MD, MPH, MBA., University of Washington
Bio & Summary
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Mental Health Awareness Intervention
Kevin Kelloway, Ph.D., Saint Mary's University
Bio & Summary
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Self Monitoring and Self Management
Brad Wipfli, Ph.D., Oregon Institute of Occupational Health Sciences, OHSU *
Bio & Summary
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Work, Life & Stress - Reflections of an Occupational Medicine Physician
Carol Gunn, MD, CIH, Occupational Medicine, Portland, Oregon
Bio & Summary
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The Aging Workforce: An Ideal Application of TWH. So Why is it so Difficult?
Steven Hecker, MSPH, Co-Director Education Core, OHWC*
Bio & Summary
View Slides
Watch Webinar

The OHP 2013 Summer Institute took place in Halifax, Nova Scotia. Visit the St. Mary's University Occupational Health Psychology website for more details. 

The first annual Occupational Health Psychology Summer Institute: Improving Worker Safety, Health and Well-being, was held on July 16 - 19, 2012. This event was presented by the Occupational Psychology Program at Portland State UniversityOregon Institute of Occupational Health Sciences, the Oregon Healthy WorkForce Center, and the Canadian Center for Occupational Health and Safety at St. Mary’s University.

Speakers included:

  • Joseph Hurrell, PhD, NIOSH (ret.), Editor, Journal of Occupational Health Psychology
  • Dr. Yueng-hsiang (Emily) Huang, Liberty Mutual Research Institute for Safety
  • Nanette Yragui, PhD, Occupational Health Research Psychologist
  • David Cadiz, MBA, PhD, Research Associate, Oregon Nurses Foundation
  • Arla Day, PhD, Saint Mary’s University
  • Deborah Fell-Carlson, SAIF Corporation, Dede Montgomery, CROET
  • Bing Lin, M.S., Doctoral Student Industrial/Organizational and Occupational Health Psychology Training Program, Portland State University
  • Leslie Hammer, PhD, Portland State University, Occupational Health Psychology
  • Dov Zohar, PhD, Technion, Haifa, Israel
  • Natalie Schwatka, M.S., AEP, Doctoral Student, Ergonomics & Human Factors Training Program, Department of Environmental & Radiological Health Services, Colorado State University
  • Krista Hoffmeister, M.S., Doctoral Student Industrial/Organizational Psychology Training Program, Colorado State University
  • Tony Barsotti, Safety Manager, Temp Control Mechanical, Portland