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TWH™ in Action!

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February 2014 | Volume 3 - Number 1

Managers’ Buzz

The New Year is a time for both reflection on the past and looking forward to the future. The past year was filled with many highlights including the Third Annual NIOSH National Expert Colloquium on TOTAL WORKER HEALTH™ (TWH™), the publication of the Proceedings of the 2012 Total Worker Health Symposium coordinated by the University of Iowa Healthier Workforce Center for Excellence, and reaching nearly 60,000 subscribers to TWH in Action!

TOTAL WORKER HEALTH™ Exclusive: Measuring Cost-Effectiveness of Total Worker Health

Recently, health research has experienced a paradigm shift in how the concept of “health” has been measured. While traditionally concepts such as morbidity, mortality, and injuries have shaped measurement efforts, now researchers are seeking to redefine health by its positive aspects—for example, satisfaction, well-being, productivity, health utility, and quality of life.

Healthier Feds: How NASA is Living Total Worker Health

National Aeronautical Space Agency (NASA), an executive Federal Agency dedicated to Space flight, highly values exploration. The Agency’s exploration success depends on employees’ detailed attention to the safety and health of the astronauts and their fellow Earth-bound employees. For decades NASA’s occupational health programs have maximized the opportunities of national health initiatives as well as internal resources. And, they have led the way to improve internal programs for the maintenance of a workforce that operates at its highest level of physical and mental well-being

Updates from NIOSH TWH™ Program

We are excited to announce that abstracts are now being accepted for the International Symposium to Advance TOTAL WORKER HEALTH, which will take place October 6-8, 2014 at the Natcher Conference Center on the National Institutes of Health campus in Bethesda, MD. This conference is being organized by the NIOSH Total Worker Health Program.

New Initiatives and Resources

The Center for Promotion in the New England Workplace (CPH-NEW) released a new online toolkit, called the Healthy Workplace Participatory Program. This online toolkit encourages organizations to integrate their health, safety, and wellness programs and engage employees at all levels of the process.

Conferences, Webinars and Trainings in Support of NIOSH TOTAL WORKER HEALTH™ (February – April 2014)

On February 25, 2014 from 3:30 p.m. - 5:00 p.m. EST, NIOSH and CPH-NEW will cohost a Total Worker Health Webinar, “Making the Case for Total Worker Health: An overview of opportunities and approaches.” For more information, including continuing education opportunities, please visit: http://www.cdc.gov/niosh/TWH/webinar.html.

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