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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 tools and education to help employers support a health-promoting workplace and a vital, productive workforce.

CPH-NEW is a Total Worker Health® Center of Excellence, funded by the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH). CPH-NEW conducts research studies to evaluate the health benefits, obstacles, and cost effectiveness of workplace programs that integrate occupational health and safety with other measures to enhance worker well-being. Our studies examine musculoskeletal, cardiovascular, and mental health outcomes; the underlying role of work organization; and the importance of worker involvement in program design and implementation. We offer research-based program tools and guidance to employers, unions, health professionals, and policy makers to promote a worker-centered approach to safety and well-being.

CPH-NEW is a joint interdisciplinary initiative of UConn Health, University of Connecticut Storrs, and the University of Massachusetts Lowell. The key academic units are the Division of Occupational and Environmental Medicine at UConn Health, the Department of Biomedical Engineering at the University of Massachusetts Lowell, and the Department of Psychological Sciences and Neag School of Education at the University of Connecticut Storrs.

William S. Shaw, Ph.D. (UCHC) and Laura Punnett, Sc.D. (UMass Lowell) are the co-directors of CPH-NEW.

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General email contact: cphnew@uml.edu