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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 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.

The 2019 National Symposium On Corrections Worker Health

  • August 1, 2019 in Boston, Mass.
    The Symposium will bring together correctional leaders, industry practitioners, labor, and researchers to discuss solutions and collaboration possibilities to improve correctional worker health and well-being.

Visit the 2019 National Symposium on Corrections Worker Health website for event details.

PREMUS 2019 - 10th International Scientific Conference on the Prevention of Work-related Musculoskeletal Disorders

  • September 2- 5, 2019, Bologna, Italy

To learn more please visit the PREMUS 2019 website.

CPH-NEW researchers Alicia Kurowski, Winnie Chin and Laura Punnett will present scientific papers on musculoskeletal injuries in two public sector workforces, using a mobile app for process evaluation, and work-related psychosocial stressors in musicians.

NEW! Online Continuing Education Tool for Nurses Launches

"Ergonomics in Healthcare: A Continuing Education Program for Nurses, Nursing Assistants and Healthcare Managers" launched on September 18 and is now available. Read the press release and get started with the program.

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Read more in CPH News & Views: Emerging Topics.

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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.

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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®.

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