Dear Friends of the Healthier Workforce Center for Excellence,
We hope you are off to a healthy and happy start for 2014. As the year begins, we would like to share an important milestone from 2013 and a few things we have planned for the upcoming year.
On November 26th, the HWCE released the Total Worker Health Supplement published in the Journal of Occupational and Environmental Medicine. Based on presentations from the 2012 Total Worker Health™ (TWH) Symposium, the supplement contains articles reviewing topics related to TWH, describes current research, and demonstrates how research is translated into practice.
We are pleased to announce a request for proposals for pilot projects and research grants from community organizations, faculty and students. Community-based organizations are invited to apply for funding, up to $10,000, to develop approaches, methods and documentation for implementing and evaluating a Total Worker Health Employer Program among small employers. Application information is posted on the HWCE website.
Later this year, we will be launching a new and improved website with expanded resources for implementing Total Worker Health programs in the workplace. We will also be increasing our outreach and communication on Twitter, Facebook and Pinterest.
In addition to presenting and participating in committees, meetings and conferences throughout the year, the HWCE will be participating in the 1st International Symposium to Advance Total Worker Health™ in Bethesda, Maryland on October 6-8. Information about this meeting and other related events and webinars will be posted through our monthly eBulletin, website and social media channels.
In closing, we would like to extend our gratitude to the NIOSH Total Worker Health™ Program for supporting the TWH Symposium, the Total Worker Health Supplement, and our Center’s statewide efforts to promote a healthier and safer workforce. We are looking forward to another great year.
With our best wishes for 2014!
James A. Merchant, MD, DrPH
Director and Professor
Diane S. Rohlman, PhD
Associate Director and Associate Professor
Jennifer L. Hall, EdD, MCHES
Associate Director for Outreach