Translation to Practice
The most meaningful outcome of research lies in its transfer outside the laboratory where it can positively impact the larger community. Thus, a central goal at the Oregon Healthy Workforce Center, shared with NIOSH's Total Worker Health®(TWH) focus, is not only to design evidence-based integrated (i.e., worker safety + well-being) intervention programs, it is to translate and disseminate them within organizations where they can improve the safety and health of workers, made possible by an organizational culture geared toward worker well-being.
Learn more about NIOSH's Research to Practice (r2p) initiative.
We are currently working on translating our interventions for practice; these interventions, like all others at the OHWC have undergone rigorous testing via "gold-standard research" and demonstrated effectiveness. Specifically, the interventions have emerged from randomized controlled trials (strongest research design), produced significant positive changes in learning and behavior, and have been rated favorably by those who have experienced it.
Through this page, we aim to provide access to OHWC's Total Worker Health intervention toolkits (when ready) along with guidance on implementing them within organizations. As we prepare these toolkits for release, we point you to some available external resources, which we recommend for their evidence-based best practices and TWH focus. Some are interventions by our fellow Total Worker Health Centers of Excellence.
Also, look for more tools, tips, and resources on our Total Worker Health resource page.