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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 Video Recordings:
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)