What’s Work Got to Do With It?
An NIH Pathways to Prevention workshop on Total Worker Health®
You are invited to a December 9–10, 2015 workshop sponsored by the National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute (NHLBI), the National Institutes of Health (NIH) Office of Disease Prevention, and the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH), “Pathways to Prevention: Total Worker Health®—What’s Work Got to Do With It?” at the Masur Auditorium on the NIH campus in Bethesda, Maryland. The workshop is free, open to the public, and available by webcast. CEUs are available for in-person attendees.
Work risk factors can contribute to health conditions, including cardiovascular disease, sleep disorders, and depression. Chronic health conditions may be influenced or exacerbated by characteristics of jobs such as the physical and psychosocial work environment, employment patterns, and the way that work is structured. To better understand how Total Worker Health promotes bringing together the diversity of relevant programs, including occupational safety and health, worksite health, disability management, workers' compensation, and human resource benefits, the NIH is convening a Pathways to Prevention workshop to assess the available scientific evidence. The workshop features 16 leading researchers, practitioners, and labor organization representatives, plus a roundtable discussion. An impartial, independent panel will identify research gaps and future research priorities. Follow up activities to the workshop include an NIH-convened federal partners meeting to review the panel’s final report and identify possible opportunities for collaboration and next steps.
Register today! The workshop is within walking distance of the Medical Center metro stop. More information is available on the workshop website.
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