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The Potential for Total Worker Health® Approaches in State and Territorial Health Departments : A National Mixed-Methods Study.

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Leff, MS; Martini, M; Baron, S; Hannon, PA; Walton, A; Linnan, LA
Published in: Journal of occupational and environmental medicine
January 2023

To document the extent to which state and territorial health departments (SHDs) integrate their occupational safety and health (OSH) and workplace health promotion (WHP) activities consistent with a Total Worker Health (TWH) approach.Nationally representative survey of OSH and WHP practitioners at 56 SHDs followed by in-depth interviews.Despite reporting limited awareness of the TWH initiative and TWH resources, most respondents (57% OSH, 64% WHP) reported collaboration between OSH and WHP staff in their departments. Collaborations were described in-depth. Barriers to OSH-WHP collaborations included resource insufficiencies, organizational structure in the SHD, and conflicting practices. Facilitators included knowledge of TWH approaches, proximity to TWH Centers of Excellence, proximity between OSH/WHP programs, and leadership initiative. Motivations for collaboration were enumerated.Strategies for building TWH capacity and activity among SHDs are discussed.

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Published In

Journal of occupational and environmental medicine

DOI

EISSN

1536-5948

ISSN

1076-2752

Publication Date

January 2023

Volume

65

Issue

1

Start / End Page

53 / 59

Related Subject Headings

  • Workplace
  • Surveys and Questionnaires
  • Occupational Health
  • Leadership
  • Humans
  • Health Promotion
  • Environmental & Occupational Health
  • 4206 Public health
  • 4202 Epidemiology
  • 3505 Human resources and industrial relations
 

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Leff, M. S., Martini, M., Baron, S., Hannon, P. A., Walton, A., & Linnan, L. A. (2023). The Potential for Total Worker Health® Approaches in State and Territorial Health Departments : A National Mixed-Methods Study. Journal of Occupational and Environmental Medicine, 65(1), 53–59. https://doi.org/10.1097/jom.0000000000002674
Leff, Maija S., Marisa Martini, Sherry Baron, Peggy A. Hannon, AnnMarie Walton, and Laura A. Linnan. “The Potential for Total Worker Health® Approaches in State and Territorial Health Departments : A National Mixed-Methods Study.Journal of Occupational and Environmental Medicine 65, no. 1 (January 2023): 53–59. https://doi.org/10.1097/jom.0000000000002674.
Leff MS, Martini M, Baron S, Hannon PA, Walton A, Linnan LA. The Potential for Total Worker Health® Approaches in State and Territorial Health Departments : A National Mixed-Methods Study. Journal of occupational and environmental medicine. 2023 Jan;65(1):53–9.
Leff, Maija S., et al. “The Potential for Total Worker Health® Approaches in State and Territorial Health Departments : A National Mixed-Methods Study.Journal of Occupational and Environmental Medicine, vol. 65, no. 1, Jan. 2023, pp. 53–59. Epmc, doi:10.1097/jom.0000000000002674.
Leff MS, Martini M, Baron S, Hannon PA, Walton A, Linnan LA. The Potential for Total Worker Health® Approaches in State and Territorial Health Departments : A National Mixed-Methods Study. Journal of occupational and environmental medicine. 2023 Jan;65(1):53–59.

Published In

Journal of occupational and environmental medicine

DOI

EISSN

1536-5948

ISSN

1076-2752

Publication Date

January 2023

Volume

65

Issue

1

Start / End Page

53 / 59

Related Subject Headings

  • Workplace
  • Surveys and Questionnaires
  • Occupational Health
  • Leadership
  • Humans
  • Health Promotion
  • Environmental & Occupational Health
  • 4206 Public health
  • 4202 Epidemiology
  • 3505 Human resources and industrial relations