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.
If you are in academia, you already understand the value of a person like Carol Brown. Research and educational programs are only as good as their design. You may have an intriguing hypothesis, quality instructors, strong syllabi, proper funding, and high enrollment, but without proper design and evaluation, your initiatives will not be successful.
Agua, suero, descanso y sombra. These words hang on the wall of the sugarcane company clinic in Santa Lucia Cotzumalguapa, Guatemala. The sign translates to water, electrolytes, rest, and shade. Lyndsay Krisher, however, is not in the clinic. She is out in the field coordinating a team before they begin their field research with sugarcane workers.
COVID-19 has highlighted something Dr. Gwen Fisher has always known to be true; worker health and well-being is important. Gwen has been the program director for the Occupational Health Psychology program at the MAP ERC, housed at Colorado State University in Fort Collins, CO, for over six years.
Employers have an important role to play in helping their team members identify and manage end-of-year stress. And even though traditional routines such as holiday parties, gift exchanges, and company bonuses may not be possible this year, there are several things organizations can do to continue to put their employees first.
There was no path for Brian Williams outside of medicine. As he saw it, from the view of his small town in Mississippi, he could be a doctor, a teacher, or a lawyer, and he chose doctor. Yet in many ways, Brian now finds himself operating as all three of those roles.