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Pathways to Prevention: Total Worker Health®—What’s Work Got to Do With It? December 9–10, 2015

The NIH Office of Disease Prevention (ODP) convened a Federal Partners Meeting with representatives from various federal government agencies on February 27, 2017. The purpose of this meeting was to develop a plan to address recommendations from the final panel report of the Pathways to Prevention (P2P) Workshop: Total Worker Health® (TWH)–What's Work Got to Do With It? That report was published in May 2016.

The panel’s final report was the result of a 1½-day workshop held December 9–10, 2015, during which invited experts discussed the body of evidence on integrated approaches to worker safety, health, and well-being, and attendees provided comments during open discussion periods. Specifically, the P2P workshop sought to address the following four questions:

  1. What studies assess integrated interventions?
  2. What are the known benefits and harms of integrated interventions?
  3. What are the characteristics of effective integrated interventions and programs?
  4. What factors influence the effectiveness of integrated interventions?

As the final step in the P2P program process, participants in the Federal Partners Meeting identified opportunities for collaboration and next steps for addressing the workshop panel’s recommendations.

The Federal Partners Meeting report, which is now available to download, summarizes the discussions and action items identified at the Total Worker Health Federal Partners Meeting.