Housed within Oregon Institute of Occupational Health Sciences, the mission of the Oregon Healthy Workforce Center is to improve the safety, health and well-being of workers through Total Worker Health® research. OHWC designs, develops and evaluates the effectiveness of integrated programs that jointly address work-specific factors such as hazard reduction and work redesign along with employee-specific issues like chronic illness prevention and health improvement. We put our mission into action through:
- Effectiveness research
- Dissemination of evidence-based programs
- Active interdisciplinary collaboration with partner organizations on research, outreach, and education
Each toolkit or tool developed by OHWC integrates health protection (i.e., occupational safety and health), employee well-being (health promotion) and takes into account of work and home life. Our tools are evidence-informed and our toolkits are evidence-based meaning they were tested in a randomized controlled design. You can find OHWC’s tools and toolkits on YourWorkpath.com.