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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.

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.

American Society of Safety Professionals (ASSP) 20th Annual New England Area PDC

Local and National speakers will discuss a wide range of relevant safety topics. Alicia Kurowski, Sc.D. and CPH-NEW Investigator will be presenting "Getting Started with Total Worker Health" at this meeting. The conference will be held on November 13-14, 2018 at Southbridge Hotel and Conference Center in Southbridge, MA. To register and for more information, visit the ASSP website.

2018 National Hartford Center of Gerontological Nursing Excellence Leadership Conference

Yuan Zhang, PhD, UMass Lowell Assistant Professor and CPH-NEW Investigator will present "Racial and ethnic disparities in musculoskeletal disorders and functional disabilities of nursing assistants in long-term care facilities". This meeting will be held on November 13-14th at Northeastern University in Boston, MA. To register and for more information, visit the NHCGNE website.

NECOEM/MaAOHN Annual Occupational and Environmental Health Conference

The conference theme is "The Future is Now: Challenges and Opportunities in Occupational and Environmental Health". The two day conference will be held November 29-30, 2018 at the Boston Marriott Newton Hotel in Newton, MA. To register and for more information, visit the NECOEM website.

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