Who we are

The Center for Health, Work & Environment at the Colorado School of Public Health is one of 10 Centers of Excellence for Total Worker Health® (TWH) and houses the Mountain & Plains Education and Research Center, one of 18 centers of its kind supported by the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH). Our mission is to advance worker health, safety, and well-being. ​   

We educate future leaders, conduct research, and design practical solutions to occupational health and safety challenges with our partners. We use a TWH approach in all that we do, by prioritizing safety, first and foremost, while striving to improve overall worker health.

What we do

COVID-19 resources


  • Children's Hospital CO employees

    Health Links™ honors Children’s Hospital Colorado with the inaugural Continued Excellence Award

    Oct 15, 2021
    Children’s Hospital Colorado has been part of the Health Links Healthy Workplace Network™ since 2016 and is one of our tenured customers and partners. Over the last seven years, Children’s Colorado has shown unwavering dedication to putting its people first. At our annual event on October 28, Children’s Colorado will be presented with the first-ever Health Links™ Continued Excellence Award.
    Full story
  • Alisa Koval headshot

    Denver Health physician finds her clinical identity in occupational medicine

    Oct 7, 2021
    Dr. Alisa Koval, associate program director of the Occupational Medicine Program from the Center for Health, Work & Environment, was on the straight and narrow path as far as medicine is concerned. She ended up finding her clinical identity and passion in helping workers through occupational medicine.
    Full story
  • woman working at a desk with a mask

    Making safe business decisions this fall

    Sep 28, 2021
    How do we navigate decision-making around COVID-19 as we proceed with work gatherings, events, and travel? Lili Tenney weighs in on what workplace managers and leaders should be doing to protect their employees from the COVID-19 delta variant. Read our article for public health advice you can understand and trust.
    Full story