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The Center for the Promotion of Health in the New England Workplace (CPH-NEW) conducts research with employers and working people. The Center evaluates the health benefits, obstacles and cost effectiveness of workplace programs that integrate health promotion with occupational health. CPH-NEW 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. The Center offers 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 one of six CDC national Centers for Excellence of the NIOSH Total Worker Health® (TWH) 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 Public Health at the University of Massachusetts Lowell, the Department of Occupational and Environmental Medicine at the University of Connecticut Health Center (UCHC), and the Department 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.

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