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.
Visit the 2019 National Symposium on Corrections Worker Health website for event details.
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.
"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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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.
Thinking about introducing a Total Worker Health® program? Let us help you get ready.
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?