The Healthier Workforce Center of the Midwest (HWC) at the University of Iowa and Washington University is pleased to announce the availability of funds for New Investigator and Student pilot projects.
The HWC is one of six Total Worker Health® (TWH) Centers of Excellence funded through the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH). The HWC is dedicated to protecting and preserving worker safety and health through knowledge generation and dissemination of evidence-based TWH practices. As a regional Center, the HWC serves the occupational safety and health needs of employees and employers in HHS Federal Region VII (IA, NE, KS, MO). NIOSH defines TWH as “policies, programs and practices that integrate protection from work-related safety and health hazards with promotion of injury and illness prevention efforts to advance worker well-being.” Topics relevant to TWH include improving work organization, assessing the contribution of occupational stressors to the burden of chronic health conditions among employees (e.g., obesity, cardiovascular disease, and depression), optimizing return to work outcomes, and injury/illness prevention strategies among populations particularly at-risk for adverse health outcomes (e.g., older/ younger workers, immigrant workers, and those with part time or precarious employment arrangements). Additional resources and information can be found using the following links:
- NIOSH Office for Total Worker Health: https://www.cdc.gov/niosh/twh/
- NIOSH Center for Productive Aging and Work: https://www.cdc.gov/niosh/topics/productiveaging/
- NIOSH Healthy Work Design and Well-being Program: https://www.cdc.gov/niosh/programs/hwd/
For more information, please download the request for application pdf.
Application deadline is Friday, March 8, 2019.