New educational opportunity created through collaboration

We’re pleased to share details about the first offering of Total Worker Health®: Advancing Worker Well-Being in the Workplace, a five day virtual instructor-led course. This offering is a joint initiative by the Oregon Healthy Workforce Center (OHWC) and the University of Washington (UW) Department of Environmental and Occupational Health Sciences (DEOHS).

UW’s DEOHS Northwest Center for Occupational Health and Safety (NWCOHS) prepares graduate students for careers in occupational health and safety through training programs, significant financial support and community-engaged research opportunities. NWCOHS also provides continuing professional education for practitioners and research services to employers, workers, and health and safety professionals and pilot grant funding to those interested in developing expertise in occupational health and safety. NWCOHS is funded by the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH). Many regional occupational safety and health professionals (including me long ago) received graduate education at this institution.

The OHWC wrote this educational deliverable into its 2021-2026 NIOSH Centers of Excellence for Total Worker Health® grant within its Outreach Core. We are fortunate that our OccHealthSci outreach team has decades of experience successfully partnering and collaborating with the UW NWCOHS outreach team.

Total Worker Health®: Advancing Worker Well-Being in the Workplace

This certificate opportunity has been rescheduled to Thursday, March 9, 2023. Learn more about the agenda, costs and how to register here

Virtual, five-day, instructor-led course via real-time, two-way video conferencing.

This course serves as the key required course for individuals enrolling in the joint UW DEOHS CE/OHWC Total Worker Health® (TWH) Certificate Program. Individuals not seeking the TWH Certificate may enroll and attend this introductory course as a standalone.  This course is offered in collaboration with the Oregon Healthy Workforce Center and Portland State University Occupational Health Psychology and Total Worker Health Program.

Course content will include an examination of the TWH five elements and concepts, an introduction to occupational health psychology and its relevance to  safety and TWH, and a discussion of resources and strategies for integrating safety and occupational health into organizations. Interactive activities include large and small breakout group discussion, problem solving based on attendees’ organizational experience, homework and recap on published articles.

Instructors include Dede Montgomery, MS, CIH, (Practice Lead – Education, Training and Partnerships, OccHealthSci & OHWC); Tori Crain, Ph.D. (Assistant Professor of Psychology, Portland State University), and Liu-Qin Yang, Ph.D. (Professor of Psychology, Portland State University).

We hope to have you join us!