CPH-NEW: Center for the Promotion of Health in the New England Workplace

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The Center for the Promotion of Health in the New England Workplace (CPH-NEW) is a Center of Excellence funded by the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH) since 2006. It is a collaborative research-to-practice initiative led by investigators from the University of Massachusetts Lowell and the University of Connecticut.

Key Academic Units

CPH-NEW researchers are from a variety of academic disciplines and have extensive expertise in workplace health and safety as well as health promotion and education. They enjoy strong connections with private and public organizations and a robust educational and outreach infrastructure. The center has established partnerships with private-sector firms, labor organizations and state agencies.

The center’s research goal is to evaluate the feasibility, effectiveness and economic benefits of integrating occupational health and safety with health promotion interventions to improve employee health. The Center places a strong emphasis on occupational ergonomic interventions and worker involvement. Areas of particular interest include musculoskeletal health, mental health, and cardiovascular health. The Center benefits from both cross-university and cross-disciplinary programs involvement in basic and behavioral sciences, outreach and education.

Key Relevant Areas of Activity

Workplace Ergonomics and Organizational Research

Health Promotion and Wellness

Occupational Health Psychology

Community Health Outreach and Education

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