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.
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