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NIOSH Announces New Centers of Excellence

September 29, 2021

NIOSH Announces New Centers of Excellence

The National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH) has funded 10 Centers of Excellence for Total Worker Health.

Four new Centers of Excellence in California, Maryland, North Carolina, and Utah will join six existing Centers in Colorado, Connecticut, Illinois, Iowa, Massachusetts, and Oregon. The Centers of Excellence represent the extramural portfolio of Total Worker Health (TWH) research funded by NIOSH to further its mission of protecting and advancing the safety, health, and well-being of the diverse population of workers in our nation. NIOSH defines Total Worker Health (TWH) as policies, programs, and practices that integrate protection from work-related safety and health hazards with promotion of injury and illness prevention efforts to advance worker well-being. The Centers are hubs for TWH-related research and practice that build the scientific evidence base necessary to develop new solutions for complex occupational safety and health problems. NIOSH established the Centers of Excellence for TWH in 2005 via a cooperative agreement. The Centers use multidisciplinary research projects, including intervention-focused research, outreach and education, and evaluation activities to improve our understanding of which solutions work and to put them into action in workplaces across the country. The addition of four new Centers recognizes the growing need to focus on protecting and promoting the safety, health, and well-being of our nation’s workforce.
   —Please see https://www.cdc.gov/niosh/updates/upd-09-16-21.html for more.