We study the impact of our surroundings, both natural and built, on health.
The field of environmental and occupational health covers everything from the air we breathe and the water we drink to the injuries and mental health challenges we may face at work. We strive to improve health by promoting practices and policies that reduce harmful exposures and protect vulnerable populations. From improving worker health and safety, to promoting healthy housing, to creating new tools to monitor air and water quality, we work to make our homes, our workplaces, and our communities healthier places for all.
A graduate degree in environmental & occupational health prepares you to think critically about complex challenges and to design solutions that improve public health. When you leave one of our programs, you’ll be ready to address emerging environmental and workplace issues in a way that builds on science while prioritizing real people. Our graduates work in environmental health and safety, emergency management, environmental epidemiology, and workplace safety and health in private, nonprofit, and government organizations.
Each year, Health Links celebrates Colorado employers committed to workplace health, safety, and well-being. This year’s event, Celebrating Human Connection, aptly celebrated in-person for the first time in two years. It honored the award winners and finalists for their achievements in the workplace while providing attendees the opportunity to network and gain inspiration from other employers.
Attendees benefited from the experience of keynote speaker Dr. Elizabeth Harry, Senior Medical Director of Well-being at UCHealth, who spoke on "Choice: The Secret of Well-being," an engaging panel of local business leaders on Total Worker Health®, as well as lightning talks from industry experts.
Follow the hyperlinks of our award winners to watch a short video or featured stories on their impressive achievements!
Our Champion of Well-being Awards recognize one outstanding workplace in the Healthy Workplace Certification™ Leader level.
The Workplace Mental Health Champion Award recognizes one Certified Healthy Workplace that excels at supporting the mental health of employees, their families, and the community.
Our Family-Friendly Workplace Award recognized one organization that excels in supporting employees as caregiving in all stages of life.
The Integration Award is given to one organization that excels at integrating workplace health and safety – the key to achieving TWH—an integrated approach to promote the health, safety, and well-being of all workers.
The Director’s Award is given to one individual who demonstrates leadership in TWH.