Miranda Dally is neither a doctor nor a lawyer. As a first-generation college graduate, she was raised with the expectation that she would go to college but was not entirely sure what college could offer. She never anticipated that her journey in academics would lead her down the path of becoming a biostatistician, research instructor, and DrPH candidate working in international occupational and environmental health.
Researchers from the Center for Health, Work & Environment have published a paper in Journal of Occupational and Environmental Medicine studying the impact of 1-on-1 advising on Total Worker Health. The study is one of the first to examine how Total Worker Health framework consultation impacts the way organizations adopt and improve workplace policies and practices for worker health and safety.
Each year, Health Links celebrates Colorado employers committed to workplace health, safety, and well-being. 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. With award celebrations sprinkled throughout the day, attendees participated in a variety of workshops ands continuing education sessions held by academic and industry experts.
Through our research, education, and practice, we work hard to represent workers from all backgrounds and in all industries. But who are the people behind the work? Human Side of Work is a project dedicated to capturing the faces, stories, and day-to-day lives of a diverse workforce.
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.
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.
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.
CHWE first received designation as a CDC/NIOSH Center of Excellence in 2016. With this renewal, it will be one of 10 centers nationwide. The Centers of Excellence represent the extramural portfolio of TWH research to further its mission of protecting and advancing the safety, health, and well-being of the diverse population of workers in our nation.
In an article in the Denver Post, Liliana Tenney, associate director for outreach at the Center for Health, Work & Environment, explains, "there’s science that shows that employers who support mental wellbeing can improve job satisfaction, retention and recruit high talent."
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. To kick off our Alumni Spotlight series highlighting our graduated trainees, we interviewed Mwangi Ndonga, an industrial hygiene graduate working as the Senior Health and Safety Hygienist at Ball Corporation in Broomfield, CO.