The Healthier Workforce Center of the Midwest (HWC) represents a collaboration between the University of Iowa, Washington University in St. Louis, the University of Kansas Medical Center, Penn State University, WorkWell Kansas, the Nebraska Safety Council, and the St. Louis Area Business Health Coalition. The HWC is one of ten Total Worker Health Centers of Excellence funded by the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health. The Center was established in 2006 and is built upon extensive investigator experience in occupational health and safety, ergonomics, and health promotion. The vision of the HWC is to create a safe, healthy, and productive workforce.
The Mission of the HWC is to protect and preserve worker safety and health through knowledge generation and dissemination of evidence-based Total Worker Health® practices (TWH). This will be accomplished through the following goals: