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).
Thinking about introducing a Total Worker Health® program? Let us help you get ready.
We are presently seeking volunteers to field test a new survey to assess organizational readiness for change. The survey result will indicate which dimensions of readiness to strengthen 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.
Eligible participants are employed in a managerial or leadership position. Examples are upper and mid-level managers, supervisors and union leaders.
Take the Survey
Participate as an Individual
Participate as an organization
Questions? Interested in learning more?
Download the Organizational Readiness Flier (pdf).
Find out what's happening with CPH-NEW and register for events and programs by visiting our Events webpage.
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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.
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