What’s work got to do with it?


So many of us have been thinking about, researching and discussing the relationship between work, home and life.  Now is the perfect opportunity to learn more –  just by connecting through a free webcast!

This Wednesday and Thursday, December 9-10, the National Institutes of Health, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, and the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH) are hosting the Pathways to Prevention-Total Worker Health® What’s Work Got to Do With it? workshop in Bethesda, Maryland.

We’re fast learning that work influences our personal health, safety and wellbeing, and vice versa. Risky and precarious work, unhealthy work patterns, and lack of organizational support can affect our safety and health at work and at home, which in turn, influences our ability to work. It makes sense to us that this integrated approach to prevention – Total Worker Health – can move the needle to improve overall worker well-being, with positive spillover to our workplaces, homes and communities.

The 1½-day workshop will bring together scientists and health/safety experts to help answer questions about integrated interventions—what do we know about them? What are the pros and cons of this approach? How do we know they work? “Show me the evidence!”, you say, as you should! Ask and you shall learn.

Check out the agenda  – and don’t forget the time difference if you are with us in the west. Among the workshop’s notable speakers are Dr. Kent Anger and Dr. Leslie Hammer, our friends (oh and Directors) at the Oregon Healthy Workforce Center.

While many have made plans to travel to the NIH to attend in person, make sure to pre-register to take part in the webcast. This is a perfect opportunity to learn more about what work’s got to do with it!

Oregon Healthy Workforce Center
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