Our Center recently hosted 3rd International Symposium to Advance Total Worker Health®, in Bethesda, MD at the NIH Campus. The four-day conference hosted students, working professionals, researchers, and academics from diverse backgrounds and workplaces, united in their pursuit of improving health, safety and well-being for the global workforce.
While attending and presenting at the 3rd International Symposium to Advance Total Worker Health®, David Shapiro summarizes the future of TWH training programs and the distinctions between each which help serve different trainees and industries.
“The bottom line is, what happens this winter depends primarily on the next variant that takes over and also on booster uptake or what proportion of the population gets this bivalent booster,” said Beth Carlton, associate professor of environmental & occupational health.
While attending and presenting at the 3rd International Symposium to Advance Total Worker Health®, Natalie Schwatka, PhD, explored what research, practice and education look like in the field of occupational health and safety. She walked away thinking about not only how important all three are, but how can we integrate them better? The answer to her question was listening.
Talking to more than 50 of his peers and interested public, longtime anti-tobacco giant Dean Jon Samet likened the century long “tobacco pandemic” to the COVID-19 pandemic during a presentation at the Medical University of South Carolina’s Hollings Cancer Center.
The pride of the MAP ERC is the hands-on, real world experiences we offer students through training and site-visits. Last week, trainees from our Health Physics program had a private tour of the USGS TRIGA Reactor in Lakewood, CO.
The Association of Schools and Programs of Public Health (ASPPH) recently released “Responding to the Climate Change and Health Crisis: A Framework for Academic Public Health.” The framework will serve as the foundation for ASPPH’s future initiatives and was developed by a task force co-chaired by Dean Jon Samet.
Jay Lemery, the Climate and Health Foundation Endowed Chair in Climate Medicine and associate professor of environmental and occupational health, provides an overview on the short- and long-term health impacts of a storm on the scale of Hurricane Ian and how providers and communities must prepare in the face of climate change.
Type 2 diabetes continues to be a leading chronic disease in the United States, affecting 1 in 10 adults and is a serious issue for employers and employees alike. In response to providing employers with the tools to support employees, Health Links™, a program based at the Center for Health, Work & Environment, has developed and hosted trainings and education forums, provided technical assistance through advising sessions, and performed outreach activities over the past three years to address the negative impact of chronic disease in the workplace.
In the newest installment of our Alumni Spotlight series highlighting our graduated trainees, we interviewed Angie Dartt, director of chemical safety at Washington University in St. Louis. Dartt is a graduate from the MAP ERC's industrial hygiene program who is seriously passionate about occupational safety and health.
In a time of unprecedented division, rising inequality and intensifying climate change, it’s easy to feel that progress is impossible. Stephanie Malin, assistant professor at CSU, explores how people adapt to crises and thrive in challenging times by working together.
It’s possible that the downward trajectory has paused because kids returned to school and adults went back to their offices, meaning the virus has more chances to spread, said Beth Carlton, associate professor of environmental and occupational health.
Each year, Health Links celebrates Colorado employers committed to workplace health, safety, and well-being. This year’s in-person 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.
A new paper in led by faculty in environmental health explores the importance of using advanced genomic sequencing as a powerful tool to control schistosomiasis, the world’s second-leading parasitic disease.
Katherine Dickinson, associate professor of environmental & occupational health, contributed to 1A “Remaking America”, a live discussion to hear how the community is still recovering from the Marshall fire, and what state and local governments can do to become more resilient against climate threats.
The three-year study out of the Center for Health, Work & Environment is the first known human health risk assessment to evaluate the large number of heavy metals that may be present in cannabis flower, concentrates and vape devices.
A red orange sun glows behind the clouds of smoke rising over the smoldering field. The smell is slightly sweet, but heavy. A cheerful school bus waits beside acres of burnt sugarcane. Dr. Lee Newman sits behind a table of lab samples near the bus. He and his research team are working to determine the causes and factors of chronic kidney disease of unknown origin (CKDu) among Guatemalan sugarcane workers – one of many complex problems that attract him.
This month Health Links celebrates its 10-year anniversary. As an established program that serves communities throughout Colorado and nationally, Health Links has been a resource employers rely upon for a decade. What started as a group of local consultants training business leaders across Colorado, Health Links is now a nationally trusted advisor for a growing network of organizations committed to keeping their employees healthy, safe and well.