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Center for Worker Health and Environment

Center for Worker Health and Environment

Building the Center

This center was started because the regional OHS community has grown and is eager to do even more. The new center will become an interdisciplinary, cross-campus, cross-institution, cross-departmental academic home for supporting activities that people in the region want to do to improve workplace and environmental health.​

Our faculty members, students, residents, and community partners already do amazing work that goes above and beyond the scope of our NIOSH-funded Mountain and Plains Education and Research Center (MAP ERC) and their various individual contracts and grants. Examples include our robust and growing continuing education program, our public-private partnerships to address the opioid prescription epidemic, and our community-based initiative to integrate worksite health promotion and health protection, to name a few.

With the formation and funding of the new CWHE, we will be able to provide support for faculty members, students, and community partners who share the vision and mission.​

Read more here.​


News & Updates

The NIOSH Western States Office, in conjunction with the Council of State and Territorial Epidemiologists (CSTE) and the Mountain and Plains Education and Research Center (MAPERC), will host the seventh annual meeting for state occupational safety and health colleagues from the Western United States. The meeting will be held at the Table Mountain Inn in Golden, Colorado, September 11-12, 2014. Click here for more information on the 2014 WESTon Conference.

News Course!

EHOH 6628: Health Promotion & Health Protection

This course emphasizes wellness in the workplace as a positive approach to promote health and improve healthy behaviors among workers. Students will have the opportunity to critically consider the research basis for worksite wellness and hear from business leaders and experts in the field who will share their experiences and advice on the subject. 

   Click here to register!

Research & Practice Today


Check out what is happening around the Center and throughout our region. Click here to get information on different research projects happening now!


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Continuing Education

​As a Center within the Colorado School of Public Health, we share an established track record of commitment to training, research and continuing education. Our goal is to improve worker health and safety by providing opportunities in the areas of graduate training, occupational medicine physician training, continuing education and community partnerships.

Check out our training and education programs by clicking the links below:

Offerings at Colorado State University


Offering at the Colorado School of Public Health (University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus)



Misguided Cuts in the President's FY2015 Budget
In Colorado, this cut would eliminate the Mountain & Plains Education and Research Center (MAP ERC), as well as the High Plains Intermountain Center for Agricultural Health and Safety (HICAHS).

Please consider contacting your elected officials to educate them about this decision. Contacting them electronically or by fax is the best way for your Senators and your Congressperson to receive news and opinions from their constituents.

Click here​ to learn how you can help.
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