Skip to Main Content


The Center for the Promotion of Health in the New England Workplace (CPH-NEW) conducts research with working people and employers to overcome workplace obstacles to health. The Center also offers research-based program toolkits and education to help employers support a health-promoting workplace and a vital, productive workforce.

CPH-NEW is one of six national Total Worker Health® Centers for Excellence funded by the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health. Total Worker Health (TWH) is a concept referring to all aspects of work that contribute to worker safety, health, and well-being.

Our research seeks to understand how to help a workplace be health-promoting, what makes an effective TWH program, and the feasibility of delivering a TWH program in different types of settings. We are especially interested in topics such as job stress, musculoskeletal disorders, organization of work, and worker engagement in program design.

We are a multi-disciplinary team of faculty, staff and students from the University of Massachusetts Lowell and the University of Connecticut (Storrs and Health Center campuses).

Find out what's happening with CPH-NEW by visiting our Events webpage.

HWPP Facilitator Workshop, Sturbridge, Mass.

  • November 20, 2019, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Learn how to use a free, evidence-based Total Worker Health® Program toolkit in your organization

The workshop will enable participants to:

  • Describe how the Healthy Workplace Participatory Program supports the key elements of a Total Worker Health® program.
  • Develop group facilitation skills needed to maximize team engagement and impact.
  • Assess your organization's readiness for implementing a participatory Total Worker Health program.
  • Select and recruit frontline employees to participate in a "Design Team" for creative problem solving.
  • Learn about the "IDEAS" tool and how its use supports employee safety, health and well-being.

Register for the HWPP Facilitator Workshop

Read the latest cph-new news and views issues

Read more in CPH News & Views: Emerging Topics.

Read the latest peer reviewed journal article and other research reports

Read More in our Publications.

Get the latest News

Read more in our Newsletters.

Facilitator leading a meeting

Facilitator leading a meeting

Facilitation Skills Demonstration Videos

Are you interested in learning how to lead high energy, high impact meetings? Then check out our new facilitation skills training video series. NEW- Online only.

These videos are a part of the Healthy workplace Participatory Program Toolkit. The skills are applicable when working with any team.

Videos 1-4 demonstrate techniques to use when forming a new team. Videos 5-8 demonstrate techniques that promote positive group dynamics. We welcome your feedback, so please look for the evaluation survey on the video page.

Stock image of people smiling around a table - Steering Committee Photo

Thinking about introducing a Total Worker Health® program? Let us help you get ready.

Seeking Employer Partners for a Free Assessment of Your Organizational Readiness for Total Worker Health

We are presently seeking employers to field test a new survey to assess organizational readiness for change. The result will indicate what dimensions of readiness to build and how to sustain a Total Worker Health® program. Also, you may qualify for in-person consultation and technical assistance to help you take the next steps.

Questions? Interested in learning more?

Download Organizational Readiness flier (pdf). You can also Contact us if you would like to participate or have additional questions. Let's discuss how we can help your organization implement Total Worker Health®.

For Professionals

In the News