Education, Outreach, Dissemination & Translation

OHWC in the Community

OHWC outreach and engagement builds on existing programs at Oregon Institute of Occupational Health Sciences, Portland State University and the University of Oregon's LERC. Our goals are to:

  • Build communities of interest and practice on Total Worker Health
  • Connect our research with practitioners in occupational health, health promotion, human resources, and labor relations
  • Promote interchange among researchers to optimize critical feedback and sharing
  • Identify new areas of cross-disciplinary collaboration of Center PIs and staff
  • Provide educational opportunities on both overarching theoretical constructs and current policy issues
  • Include underserved populations in educational activities
Chapman crowdcommunity event


Upcoming Educational and Outreach Events:

Mindfulness and Total Worker Health
Friday, November 20, 2015
University Place Conference Center, Portland OR
Speakers include: Dr. Autumn Krauss, Sentis; Rich Goerhling, Hillsboro Police Department; Suzy Reiner, Alaska Tanker; Dr. Rob Roeser, PSU. Check back in September for program details and registration information. This event available for in person and live webinar attendance.

Archived Education and Outreach Events

  • NIOSH's National Center for Productive Aging and Work invited Fellowship applications in June 2015. See announcement here.

  • Occupational Health Sciences Spring Symposium: Temporary and Contingent Workers Safety and Health Thursday, May 28, 2015. Access recorded webinar and handouts.
  • The 2015 Oregon Governor's Occupational Safety and Health Conference was held on March 9-12 in Portland. Learn more.

  • Fall Symposium -  Healthy Workplace Solutions: From Research to Practice
    November 7, 2014. Access recorded webinar and handouts.
  • NIOSH Total Worker Health Webinar Series: Intervening for Work Stress: Work-Life Stress and Total Worker Health Approaches (2014), presented by Leslie Hammer, Ph.D., Associate Director, OHWC. Archived presentation available.
  • 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.