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    Heavy metal inhalation in cannabis users: New study funded at the Colorado School of Public Health

    Aug 15, 2022
    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.
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    Wrestling Wicked Problems with Distinguished Professor Lee Newman

    Aug 2, 2022
    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.
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    The Center for Health, Work & Environment recognizes key partners in its third annual recognition event

    Jul 28, 2022
    On July 21st, the Center for Health, Work & Environment hosted its third annual partner awards ceremony to honor the commitment and achievements of some of its key partners.
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    A Decade of Dedication: Health Links™ Celebrates 10 Years of Impact

    Jul 27, 2022
    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.
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    Responding to Colorado’s mental health and substance use epidemic

    Jul 9, 2022
    To address the staggering increase in substance-use, mental health needs, and substance-related deaths, The Center for Health, Work & Environment launched the Recovery Friendly Workplace Initiative. The project works with partners and employers to create workplaces that support workers struggling with substance use and addiction.
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    Student Spotlight: Karely Villareal Hernandez

    Jun 7, 2022
    As part of the Center for Health, Work & Environment's Student Spotlight series highlighting our trainees, we interviewed Karely Villareal Hernandez, a first-generation student earning a Master's in Public Health from the Colorado School of Public Health.
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    Do you know what’s in your tap water?Opens in a new window

    Jun 1, 2022
    Public water can have low or undetectable levels of elemental or chemical impurities like metals, pharmaceuticals, household products, disinfectant byproducts, PFAS, and hardness, according to Associate Professor Katherine James.
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    Expect empathy at Encore ElectricOpens in a new window

    May 20, 2022
    Encore Electric, a leading electrical contractor in Colorado, Wyoming and Montana, checks all the boxes. Its workforce checks all the boxes for what the CDC considers to be the highest risk individuals for suicide and mental health issues. Males working in construction between the ages of 16-64 years old.
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    Alumni Spotlight: Kevin Walters

    May 19, 2022
    In the newest installment of our Alumni Spotlight series highlighting our graduated trainees, we interviewed Dr. Kevin Walters, an assistant professor of psychology at Fort Lewis College. Walters is a graduate from the MAP ERC's organizational health psychology program and works to empower others to apply psychology to improve their own lives and communities.
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    Mental health matters now

    May 9, 2022
    For many, mental health feels like a private, personal issue. Why bring it up in the workplace? CHWE’s approach to mental health awareness and support is rooted in the understanding that employers have an immense opportunity to impact the mental health of their employees.
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