Bringing Total Worker Health to the Community

The Outreach Core consists of four components: 

  • Outreach Central
  • Education Launcher
  • Intervention Incubator
  • Dissemination Engine
To learn more about outreach in the Oregon Healthy Workforce Center, watch the short film. Make sure to check out our upcoming events below!

Connect With Us

Our Outreach Core Aims:

  • Create sustainable partnerships and outreach networks throughout Oregon and beyond with employers, associations and unions, and community-based organizations.
  • Facilitate effective translation of research to practice, and create packaged toolkits resulting from OHWC research interventions to be disseminated among partners, stakeholders, and supporters.
  • Leverage current contacts to expand our reach to include new community-based organizations, small businesses, and vulnerable work sectors.
  • Develop and provide educational opportunities on new and relevant topics pertaining to Total Worker Health.
  • Expand our digital strategy to help deliver our products and services in an accessible way.

Outreach Events

Upcoming and Past Outreach Events

  • We are holding a public health movie night and screening of A Day's Work, co-sponsored by our Institute and the OHSU/PSU School of Public Health on Wed., November 8, 2017 from 4 to 6pm at OHSU's Collaborative Life Sciences Building (CLSB 1A001) to watch this impactful 2015 documentary, and join us for a discussion with producer Dave DeSario. RSVP now on Facebook.

  • Join us for our Fall 2017 Symposium "Navigating Mental Health in the Workplace: What do we know and where do we go?" taking place on November 30, 2017. Registration opens in September.

  • Missed our Spring 2017 symposium? Access recordings and handouts from previous trainings.

  • Oregon Institute of Occupational Health Sciences (where OHWC is housed), Oregon OSHA, and SAIF Corporation  have signed an alliance to join efforts to expand the knowledge and efforts of Total Worker Health®.
  • Our center was selected for continued funding by NIOSH. We look forward to an exciting next 5 years (2016 - 2021) of Total Worker Health® efforts!

Outreach Central

Led by Dede Montgomery, CIH
Stimulates & broadens regional impact of Total Worker Health®
Outreach Central fosters the essence of our communication with our partners and stakeholders, while channeling a flow of contacts and connections to the other arms of the Outreach Core. Our component programs aim to create sustainable partnerships, help translate our packaged evidence-based products to stakeholders, expand our reach to include new industry partners, educate audiences on Total Worker Health (TWH) topics, expand our digital strategy to unify products and services, and maximize their reach, utilization, and effectiveness.

Outreach Central key activities:

  • Blogs and newsletters
  • Social media
  • Websites and online resources
  • Face-to-face contact
  • Partnerships

Intervention Incubator

Led by Ryan Olson, PhD
Foster exchange of ideas; develop steady stream of Total Worker Health® interventions

Intervention Incubator is a new component of the Outreach Core. The aim of this effort is to intensively and purposefully generate new intervention tactics, research directions, and partnerships within the Oregon Healthy Workforce Center. Our programs address the Outreach Core’s aims to engage our current partners and outreach networks to help generate and test new intervention ideas from stakeholder groups and respond with evidence-based products for dissemination and translation. In doing so, we will also expand our reach to include new work sectors.

Intervention Incubator key activities include:
  • Science-Industry Meet-ups
  • Partners’ Luncheons
  • Student-Scholar Projects
  • The “Change Makers” speaker series

Dissemination Engine


Led by Leslie Hammer, PhD
Activates dissemination channels through collaborative efforts between OHWC & Industry partners

The Outreach Core’s new component, Dissemination Engine, will disseminate and translate the evidence-based trainings, tools, and approaches developed and evaluated by OHWC researchers. The purpose of the Dissemination Engine is to activate channels for sharing our intervention work with the goal of maximizing the Center's THW impact. These efforts coordinated by Dissemination Liaison, Helen Schuckers, MPH will aim to activate collaborative learning and experience between OHWC researchers and the regional occupational safety and health community through human resources connections and top leadership buy-in. 

While publishing in the academic and practitioner-related arena remains a focus of the dissemination engine, our multifaceted approach will create sustainable community partnerships to help identify dissemination avenues, translate and disseminate our packaged evidence-based tools and toolkits within the community. We will measure our reach, utilization, and effectiveness in practice to further expand our regional reach and impact.

Dissemination engine key activities:

  • Trainings, tools, and toolkit dissemination through collaborative efforts with regional community partners, national level dissemination and translation systems, and professional groups
  • Dissemination Forums
  • Dissemination guidance from the Center’s External Advisory Committee

Education Launcher

Led by Anjali Rameshbabu, PhD
Stimulates opportunities for Total Worker Health® education & research within interdisciplinary field; training Total Worker Health (TWH) practitioners and champions 

The Education Launcher focuses on widening our reach and impact through TWH education. Education Launcher will help further the Outreach Core’s goals to enhance TWH interventions, disseminate and translate them within the community, and in turn, serve to expand our TWH education reach, and impact.  Reflecting the overarching aims of the Outreach Core, Education Launcher programs will provide opportunities for TWH education and intervention research expertise in the community by leveraging our existing networks, partnerships, and connections. In conjunction with the other components.

Education Launcher key activities:

  • Summer Institute
  • Science Seminars
  • Biannual Symposia
  • Video Education Series
  • Total Worker Health infusion into Conferences
  • Summer Internships & Dissertation Awards

Testimonials & Awards

Exciting news! OHWC received the Safety and Health Advocate (Team) Award by the Oregon Governor's Occupational Safety and Health Conference 2017!

GOSH 2017 Award OHWC

OHWC Testimonial