Education and Outreach

OHWC in the Community

The OHWC has both outreach and educational components that build on existing programs at OHSU/Oregon Institute of Occupational Health Sciences (formerly CROET), Portland State University and the University of Oregon's Labor Education and Research Center (LERC). As part of our Education and Outreach mission, our goals are to:

  • Build a community of interest and a community of practice on Total Worker Health issues through innovative and participatory education programs
  • Connect the work of work-life researchers with practitioners in occupational health, health promotion, human resources, and labor relations
  • Promote regular interchange among researchers to optimize critical feedback and sharing of methods, experiences, and results
  • Identify new areas of cross-disciplinary collaboration of Center PIs and staff on all projects
  • Provide educational opportunities on both the overarching theoretical constructs that guide our work and the current policy issues surrounding health promotion and health protection
  • Include underserved populations in educational activities by designing programs to reach these groups in their own communities and through their own organizations
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Upcoming Educational and Outreach Events:


Stay tuned for details on 2015 events.

Past Educational and Outreach Events


Fall Symposium -  Healthy Workplace Solutions: From Research to Practice

Friday, November 7, 2014. Access recorded webinar and handouts.


1st International Symposium on Total Worker Health

American Heart Association's Worksite Wellness Summit: Powering up with Total Worker Health

September 17, 2014, Oregon Convention Center, Portland Oregon
The Oregon Institute of Occupational Health Sciences at OHSU is the presenting sponsor for this event. Learn more.

3rd Annual Occupational Health Psychology Summer Institute

This year's OHP Summer Institute will be held in Portland, Oregon on July 16-18, 2014. Learn More and view presentations.

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

2nd Annual Partner's Luncheon

Our annual partner's luncheon was held on Thursday, March 20. 2014 at the Red Lion Hotel on the River - Jantzen Beach, Portland. Learn more and view presentations.

March 7th, 2013 - Oregon Governor's Occupational Safety and Health (GOSH) Conference

This wellness course, co-sponsored by the Oregon Healthy Workforce Center, CROET, SAIF Corporation and the Portland Business Journal, was held March 7th, 2013. For more information and to view course materials, visit our GOSH information page.

Partners' Luncheon - September 14th, 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 recorded webinar of Mr. Chapman on "An Authoritative Look at the ROI of Worksite Wellness Programs" is now available. Watch and listen now.

Occupational Health Psychology Summer Institute - July 16th-19th, 2012 - Portland, Oregon

The first annual OHP Summer Institute was a successful 4 days of education and idea exchange from a mix of academic researchers and practitioners from around the world. Topics ranged from safety climate, work organization, and stress, to employee health and the work family balance. The 2012 summer institute was presented by the Occupational Psychology Program at Portland State University, Oregon Institute of Occupational Health Sciences (formerly CROET), the Oregon Healthy WorkForce Center, and the Canadian Center for Occupational Health and Safety at St. Mary’s University.

The Outreach and Education program is led by Dede Montgomery (OHSU/Oregon Institute of Occupational Health Sciences). Dan Austin supports the website and symposia.

The OHWC Pilot program advertisement for 2014-2015 is available.  The deadline for letters of intent (LOI) is December 29 and the deadline for final proposals (contingent on approval of LOI is February 13.  Contact Kent Anger ( for questions.