Charting the Path to Total Worker Health ™: A Practitioner’s Guide to Getting Started

Date(s) - 08/22/2014
12:00 pm EDT - 1:00 pm EDT

In this 60 minute live webinar for State of Wellness, in partnership with and HPCareer.Net, National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health’s (NIOSH’s) Office for Total Worker Health™ and the NIOSH-funded Centers of Excellence to Promote a Healthier Workforce will unveil the latest tools and guidance for integrating health protection and health promotion. This web-based suite of resources will prepare practitioners tasked with the goal of protecting and promoting the health of their workforce and their communities with an innovative strategy for improving worker safety, health and well-being, both on and off the job.

Learning Objectives

  • Identify where to find the latest rationale, research and promising practices for integrating health protection and health promotion
  • Identify small steps employers can take to start on the path toward a safer and healthier workforce
  • Identify latest and emerging set of assessment tools and guidelines on integrated approaches to help your organization create a culture of total worker health

About The Presenters

LCDR Heidi Hudson, MPHHeidi Hudson
Coordinator for Communication and Research Translation
Office for Total Worker Health ™ CDC National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH)

LCDR Heidi Hudson, MPH is the Coordinator for Communications, Outreach and Research Translation and the Cross-Sector Program Coordinator in the Office for Total Worker Health ™ at the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH), part of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). During her 10-year tenure at NIOSH, she has served on three high-priority NIOSH research to practice initiatives addressing critical 21st century workforce issues. LCDR Hudson has presented at over 20 national meetings and is an author of over 30 publications, including one of the first chapters ever written on the scientific research-to-practice model.

Jennifer HallJenny Hall
Associate Director for Outreach
University of Iowa Healthier Workforce Center for Excellence

Jenny’s research focuses on issues relevant to Total Worker Health (TWH) and promotes evidence- and practice-based best practices. She leads the Healthier Workforce Center for Excellence’s Outreach Program, Community-based Pilot Project Program and is part of the translational project on incorporating Total Worker Health into small businesses. Jennifer has over 10 years of experience in planning, implementing and evaluating health promotion and health protection programs in diverse settings around the globe. Prior to her work with the HWCE, Jennifer taught in the Division of Health Promotion and Health Education at the University of Northern Iowa. She holds a doctorate in Community Health Education with an emphasis in Environmental Health and a Masters in Leisure, Youth and Human Service Administration.

Nicole ChampagneNicole Champagne
Associate Professor and Chair
University of Massachusetts Lowell

Nicole Champagne has been on the faculty at UMass Lowell for 18 years, She is currently an Associate Professor and Chair of the Department of Community Health and Sustainability. Her doctorate was earned at Columbia University in the Health and Behavior Studies Department. Nicole’s research is conducted through the Center for the Promotion of Health in the New England Workplace, a NIOSH funded Center of Excellence associated with the Total Worker Health Initiative of the agency. Specifically, she is an investigator for the HealthyandSafe@Work Project. This is an education and dissemination project that has been responsible for the development of curriculum modules and training sessions related to the integration of workplace health promotion and occupational health and the relationship between work-related stress and the development of heart disease and stroke.

Jack DennerleinJack Dennerlien 100
Northeastern University

Dr. Dennerlein is Professor and Director of Research for the Department of Physical Therapy, Movement, and Rehabilitation Sciences in the Bouvé College of Health Science at Northeastern University. He holds adjunct faculty positions at the Harvard School of Public Health (HSPH), and the VU University in Amsterdam, the Netherlands. He is co-Principal Investigator for the HSPH’s Center for Work, Health, and Well Being. His research goals goal is the prevention of work-related musculoskeletal disorders and injuries as well as improving workers’ health through integrated workplace health protection (ergonomics and safety) and promotion (wellness) intervention studies. Dr. Dennerlein holds degrees from the State University of New York at Buffalo, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, and the University of California, Berkeley.

Dede MontgomeryDede Montgomery 100
Senior Research Associate
Oregon Health & Science University

Dede has almost 30 years of experience as a safety and health professional in both private and public sectors. She supports the Oregon Institute of Occupational Health Sciences education and engagement programs based at Oregon Health & Science University (OHSU), and provides certified industrial hygiene expertise to the Institute’s research. She is also the outreach & education director for the NIOSH-funded Oregon Healthy Workforce Center. Dede is the current chair of O[yes] (Oregon Young Employee Safety Coalition), program co-chair for Oregon Governor’s Occupational Safety and Health Conference 2013 & 2015, External Advisory Committee Chair of the NIOSH funded ERC based at University of Washington.


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