Request for Proposals
Healthier Workforce Bulletin

Pilot Project Grants Available
The HWCE is currently accepting proposals from community-based organizations, faculty and students for pilot project grants ranging from $5,000 to $30,000.

Community-based Organizations
Community-based organizations are invited to submit applications that aim to develop approaches, methods and documentation for implementing or evaluating a Total Worker Health Program among small employers.  Funding of up to $10,000 is available and applicants are strongly encouraged to submit a letter of intent prior to the proposal deadline. For questions or to discuss project ideas, contact Dr. Jim Merchant at or Dr. Jenny Hall at Detailed application information can also be downloaded here.

Faculty and Students
Faculty and students are invited to submit applications for new and creative research that focuses on integrated approaches to worker health. Projects must integrate health protection and health promotion. Funding of up to $5,000 is available for student projects and up to $30,000 for new faculty investigator projects. Interested student and faculty are encouraged to contact Dr. Nathan Fethke at or Dr. Diane Rohlman at Download application information here.

Submitting Proposals
Application deadline is March 17, 2014 for all pilot project categories. Letters of intent, proposals and administrative questions should be sent to the Center Coordinator, Dr. Kevin Kelly, at

For More Information:
Visit the HWCE website for more information on past recipients and complete application and project details

Opportunity to Learn More about Total Worker Health
Join a free webinar  sponsored by the NIOSH Total Worker Health Program on February 25, 2014 from 2:30-4:00 CT.  The webinar on "Making the Case for Total Worker Health: An Overview of Opportunities and Approaches" will discuss the Total Worker Health concept and the evidence base for an integrated approach to workplace wellness and safety programs. For agenda, presenter and registration information, click here.

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Upcoming Webinars & Events
A more detailed listing with registration links is available through our online calendar of events.

* Free Webinar: Making the Case for Total Worker Health: An Overview of Opportunities and Approaches
-February 25, 2014, 3:30-5:00 EST
-Click here for agenda, presenter and registration information.
* Wellness Council of Iowa Wellness Huddle
March 6, 2014 in Waterloo on Culture & Employee Engagement
* 2014 Fight for Air Climb
Sunday, March 16, 2014 in downtown Des Moines, IA.
-More information here
* Iowa Governor’s Conference on Public Health
-April 1-2, 2014 in Ames, IA; HWCE Associate Director for Outreach, Dr. Jennifer Hall, will present on April 2nd on “Creating a Culture of Total Worker Health” and will be promoting Total Worker Health throughout the conference.  Connect witth Dr. Hall downstairs with the worksite wellness activities. Download the registration brochure here
* Healthy Iowa Conference on CultuRevolution and Building a Sustainable Iowa through Wellness
-April 17, 2014 in Des Moines, IA; Event information will be available here.
* Iowa-Illinois Safety Council’s 61st Annual Conference & Expo
April 23-25, 2014 in Cedar Rapids, IA
Agenda and registration information available here
* 2014 Occupational Health Psychology Summer Institute: Advancing Theory and Practice in the Context of Total Worker Health
July 16-18, 2014 at Portland State University, Portland, OR
Registration information available here.
* 1st International Symposium to Advance Total Worker Health™
October 6-8, 2014 in Bethesda, MD; The National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH) Total Worker Health™ Program is currently accepting abstracts. Click here for more information on the conference and the call for proposals.

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