Who we are

The Center for Health, Work & Environment at the Colorado School of Public Health is one of six 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


  • Student Jillian Moore hiking

    Student Spotlight: Jillian Moore

    Mar 29, 2021
    Our center stands on three pillars: Research, Education, and Practice. One of the many ways we strive to protect workers is by educating and training future leaders in occupational health and safety. As part of our Student Spotlight series highlighting our trainees, we interviewed Jillian Moore, a Master's candidate in our Industrial Hygiene program based at Colorado State University in Fort Collins, CO.
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  • two workers in a sugarcane field

    $3 million NIH grant for Colorado School of Public Health worker health study

    Mar 25, 2021
    Three groups from the Colorado School of Public Health have been awarded a $3 million 5-year grant from the National Institutes of Health (NIH) to study the effects of air pollution and climate on the kidney health of sugarcane workers in Guatemala.
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  • group of workers on a bus

    Bringing Total Worker Health® to a multinational agribusiness in Latin America

    Mar 25, 2021
    In a study published in the International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health, researchers from the Center for Health, Work & Environment examine the effectiveness of Total Worker Health interventions in an international context.
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