The Center for the Promotion of Health in the New England Workplace (CPH-NEW) evaluates multiple models for integrating health promotion with occupational health interventions, with a strong emphasis on musculoskeletal, cardiovascular, and mental health outcomes; the underlying role of work organization; and the importance of worker involvement in program design and implementation.
CPH-NEW is one of four CDC national Centers for Excellence of the NIOSH Total Worker HealthTM program.
CPH-NEW is a joint interdisciplinary initiative of the University of Massachusetts Lowell and the University of Connecticut. The key academic units are the Department of Work Environment at the University of Massachusetts Lowell, the Department of Occupational and Environmental Medicine at the University of Connecticut Health Center (UCHC), and the Departments of Psychology and Allied Health Science/Health Promotion at University of Connecticut Storrs.
Martin Cherniack (UCHC) and Laura Punnett (UMass Lowell) are the co-directors of CPH-NEW.