In the 2020–2021 fiscal year—"year two" of the COVID-19 pandemic—we continued our focus on promoting worker health, safety, and well-being even in times of uncertainty and chaos. We at CHWE are forecasting, preparing, and positioning the center to help lead in these times.
In the 2019–2020 fiscal year, we focused our efforts on addressing worker health, safety, and well-being during a global pandemic.
In the 2018–2019 fiscal year, we trained over 7000 professionals in health and safety, graduated over 100 occupational health and safety professionals, and advised more than 700 businesses to improve the safety, health, and well-being of their employees. We look forward to another year of promoting and protecting Total Worker Health.
Health Links has helped hundreds of organizations improve their health and safety culture. In 2018–2019, the program reached more than 124,000 workers across eight states.
In the 2017–2018 fiscal year, we reached more than 120,000 workers, awarded $18,000 to small businesses, and trained more than 3,500 professionals in health and safety.
Through our Health Links program, we've helped hundreds of organizations improve their health and safety culture. In 2017-2018, 190 organizations in Colorado participated. Nearly 90% of businesses that recertified as Healthy Businesses maintained or improved their scores on our Assessment.
We launched the first certificate in Total Worker Health® in the country, began a major research study of small businesses in Colorado, administered health screenings to thousands of former Department of Energy site workers and sugarcane workers, and trained more than 2,500 people in workplace health and safety best practices.
We grew our Health Links Healthy Business Network, trained more professionals to lead the way in workplace health and safety, and advised businesses on the best ways to meet their health and safety goals, reaching more than 86,000 workers over the past year.
In the 2015–2016 fiscal year, we trained over 2,700 students and professionals and conducted health screenings for more than 1,900 former Department of Energy site workers, just to name a few milestones.
In 2015–2016, Health Links experienced a 150% growth in the total number of businesses that have participated in the program, including organizations from 30 counties across the state.