Total Worker Health® Affiliate Program
The Division of Occupational and Environmental Medicine within the Department of Environmental Medicine and Public Health at the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai is committed to advancing the mission of NIOSH’s Total Worker Health (TWH) framework through clinical care, education, and research.
TWH is defined as policies, programs, and practices that integrate protection from work-related safety and health hazards with promotion of injury and illness prevention efforts to advance worker well-being. Scientific evidence shows that risk factors in the workplace can contribute to health problems previously considered unrelated to work, such as cardiovascular disease, obesity, and depression.
Our approach recognizes that multiple environmental factors contribute to health outcomes—chemical, nutritional, physical, and social and the interrelationships among them. In addition to identifying what environmental factors are leading to diseases, we aim to develop strategies for prevention and treatment to ensure healthier and safer workplaces.
To learn more, visit https://www.cdc.gov/niosh/twh/totalhealth.html.