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The Oregon Healthy Workforce Center (OHWC), a NIOSH Center of Excellence, is a collaboration of Oregon Health & Science University's (OHSU) Oregon Institute of Occupational Health Sciences (formerly CROET), Portland State University's (PSU) Occupational Health Psychology (OHP) program, the Center for Health Research, Kaiser Permanente (CHR) and the University of Oregon's Labor Education Research Center (LERC).
The OHWC’s theme is Intervention Effectiveness, focused on:
- team-based and technology-based interventions to promote and protect health, all crafted with attention to translating research to practice
- improved social support and reduced job stress--that will in turn produce improved lifestyle choices, safer work practices, and better psychological and physical health.
News and Upcoming Events
Have you seen our new Health Impacts Safety guides for safety and wellness meetings and toolbox talks?
Join us at the 2015 Oregon Governor's Occupational Safety and Health Conference on March 9-12 in Portland..
The 2014 National Symposium on Corrections Worker Health Summary Report is now available online.
A systematic review, "Effectiveness of Total Worker Health Interventions," by OHWC investigators was published last month in the Journal of Occupational Health Psychology. Access the article online.
NIOSH Total Worker Health™ Webinar Series, Access previously recorded and upcoming NIOSH-sponsored webinars on Total Worker Health (no cost).
NIOSH Total Worker Health™ Webinar Series: Intervening for Work Stress: Work-life Stress and Total Worker Health Approaches, presented by Leslie Hammer, Ph.D., Associate Director OHWC on Tuesday, August 19, 2014. (archived presentation available)
The 2014 National Symposium for Corrections Worker Health was held on July 15, 2014 in Portland. Visit the Corrections Worker Health Symposium webpage for more information.
The Occupational Health Psychology Summer Institute was held in Portland on July 16-18, 2014. Visit our OHP Summer Institute webpage for handouts and recorded webinars.
Our 2014 symposia (Sedentary and Stationary Work; Healthy Workplace Solutions) and previously recorded Occupational Health Sciences and OHWC webinars can be accessed here.
NIOSH releases Total Worker Health publication
The Research Compendium: The NIOSH Total Worker Health™ Program: Seminal Research Papers 2012