Across the U.S., our workforce is increasingly unhealthy. Chronic disease, obesity and lifestyle choices are impacting the world around us. The Center for Health, Work and Environment at the Colorado School of Public Health aims to address the whole spectrum of workplace needs from basic safety to well-being. Researchers and students at the Colorado School of Public Health are leading the way to developing effective strategies for extending corporate social responsibility, providing fairness in wages and access to health needs.
The workplace is changing. To keep up with a changing workplace culture and health habits, research and education must be at the forefront. By understanding how we can use the workplace to combat obesity, chronic disease, etc., we can understand how to change lives for generations. Our researchers are leading the way in creating a healthier workforce.
We are one of five public health institutions in the country that providing training in total worker health, and stand at the top being the only institution that offers a graduate education program. In 2017, we will launch a graduate certificate program in worker health to further education for HR managers, existing professionals in health and occupational safety, and community health workers.