CPH-NEW Resources

CDC – National Health Worksite

CDC — Workplace Health Promotion

CPH-NEW at UMass Lowell

Department of Work Environment

Finnish Institute of Occupational Health: Workplace Health Promotion

Well-being at Work- New Innovations and Good Practices

Health and Safety with the Massachusetts Nurses Association

The National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH)

Robert Wood Johnson Foundation seeks to improve the health and health care of all Americans. RWJF focuses on improving both the health of everyone in America and their health care—how it's delivered, how it's paid for, and how well it does for patients and their families

Stress@Work Project

“Total Worker HealthTM” Program

UConn Center for Public Health and Health Policy

World Health Organization is the directing and coordinating authority for health within the United Nations system. It is responsible for providing leadership on global health matters, shaping the health research agenda, setting norms and standards, articulating evidence-based policy options, providing technical support to countries and monitoring and assessing health trends.

2014 National Symposium on Corrections Worker Health

Researchers and practitioners from the Center for the Promotion of Health in the New England Workplace (UMass Lowell, University of Connecticut, UConn Health), Oregon Healthy Workforce Center (Oregon Health & Science University, Portland State University), Washington State University, University at Buffalo, Connecticut DOC, Oregon DOC, Washington State DOC, and other stakeholders convened for  a National Symposium on Corrections Worker Health on July 15, 2014 in Portland, Oregon.

This symposium focuses on Total Worker Health in Corrections with topics/issues covered:

  • Health promotion and health protection of the correctional workforce
  • Challenges/barriers for health and safety interventions in corrections
  • Engagement and participatory action research in corrections
  • Organizational culture as a challenge to change
  • Mental health and suicide among COs: What programs exist and what works?
  • Promising practices for health promotion/health protection in law enforcement and corrections
  • Impact of shift work on stress, sleep, injury, health and disease
  • Funding and collaboration for correctional workforce research

View the 2014 National Symposium on Corrections Worker Health Summary Report

View Video Recordings:

Full Version

Individual Presentations:

Introduction and Welcome: Mitch Morrow

Presentation 2: Margaret Kitt, M.D., M.P.H. - Safety and Health: Research Role for the Public Safety Sector

Presentation 3: Marie Garcia, Ph.D. - Corrections Research and the National Institute of Justice: Where We Are and Where We’re Headed

Presentation 4: Martin Cherniack, M.D., M.P.H. - Total Worker Health in Corrections: Intervention, Integration and Participatory Action

Presentation 5: John Violanti, Ph.D. - Suicide and Stress in Correctional Workforce

Presentation 6: B. Jean Meade, M.D., D.V.M., M.P.H., Ph.D., and Oliver Wirth, Ph.D. - An Integrated Safety and Health Program for Correctional Workers

Presentation 7: Kerry Kuehl, M.D., Dr.PH., and Diane Elliot, M.D. - PHLAME a  TWH™ for Firefighters: Outcomes to Out There (Lessons for Corrections Program Development)

Roundtable Discussion Summaries

Closing Remarks

Conference Materials