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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.

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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).

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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 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

  1. Click the link to open the online survey.
  2. Complete the survey in 10- 15 minutes.
  3. (optional) Provide your email address to enter a $50 gift card raffle.

Participate as an organization

  1. Contact us to request an Organizational Readiness assessment for Total Worker Health. We will create a plan with you.
  2. Distribute a link to the online survey to all eligible employees. The survey is anonymous and confidential.
  3. Receive a CPH-NEW feedback report, and use the results for TWH action planning.

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.


On Demand Occupational Health and Safety Industrial Hygiene Virtual Summit 2020: Total Worker Health

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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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