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


  • Gwen Fisher

    Dr. Gwen Fisher remains hopeful

    Jan 13, 2021
    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.
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  • woman at register helping a customer check out

    Study published on the well-being of small business workers during COVID-19

    Dec 17, 2020
    A study to better understand the impact of COVID-19 on workers in Colorado found that workers who perceive their workplace as strong health and safety climates, reported better wellbeing.
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  • Female employee virtual holiday party

    Tis’ the season to be… compassionate

    Dec 15, 2020
    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.
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