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. Although we were unable to celebrate in-person, this year’s virtual event aptly 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 pursuing health and safety in their workplaces.
"It is an honor to recognize these organizations and their dedication to workers,” shares Lili Tenney, co-founder and director of Health Links. "This year marks an important, unprecedented time in history for us all. It has challenged organizations more than ever before to prioritize health and safety, not just for their employees, but for families, customers, and communities. We are lucky to have so many Health Links Healthy Workplaces across Colorado leading the way.”
Follow the hyperlinks of our award winners to watch a short video on their impressive achievements!
Our Champion of Well-being Awards recognize one outstanding workplace in each of the three levels of Healthy Workplace Certification™: Certified, Partner, and Leader.
The Dedication in Small Business Award recognizes one Colorado-based currently certified Healthy Workplace with less than 50 employees who has demonstrated improvement in workplace health, safety, and well-being over the past year.
The Integration Award is given to one organization that excels at integrating workplace health and safety – the key to achieving Total Worker Health®—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 Total Worker Health.
Our Family-Friendly Workplace Award recognizes one organization that excels in supporting employees as caregivers in all stages of life.
In partnership with the Colorado Office of Economic Development and International Trade, the Janette Heung Get Outdoors Healthy Workplace Award recognizes one organization that excels in promoting the sustainable use of nature and outdoor recreation to enhance the health and well-being of workers and cultivate positive work environments.