The Center for Worker Health and Environment (CWHE) is an interdisciplinary, cross-campus, cross-institutional, 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. Through the Center we will be able to provide support for all of our partners (faculty, students, residents, and community) who share our vision and mission.
Our vision is to become a sustainable, national center of excellence in occupational and environmental health, and our mission is to improve occupational and environmental health and safety through education, training, research, and public health practice.