For many decades, organized labor has played a key role in establishing minimum safety standards in the US workplace. These efforts have mainly focused on the physical aspects of safety (i.e., falls, chemical exposure, noise reduction, etc.). More recently, public health professionals have identified that in order to better protect workers, the workforce eco-system must address the whole person. To this end, a major goal of establishing a WWP is to ensure that all workers have access to timely information regarding their mental aspects of safety on the job and in the community. In so doing, we will offer programming and advice on issues related to work-life balance, wellness, and well-being.
As the WWP develops, we will seek partnerships with local community agencies so that programming can be tailored to local needs. It is our intention to have a presence in towns across the state as a means to deliver training and/or perform research that informs our future activities for the benefit of all workers.
Wellness & Well-being Highlights
Week of November 27, 2022
CDC announces new public health (workforce) funding
How Africa recruits MH workers: A lesson for the USA?
Trauma training / Schools / Healing
DOD & Suicide Prevention workforce
Recovery & Relapse: Immoral players in a deadly game
Middle-aged men & Work (or lack thereof)
Middle-aged (and older) men & Suicide
CA / Worksite inspectors / Bilingual shortage
Immigrant workers / Dairy farms / Poor housing
Hope / Turnover / Volunteer work
FREE Mental Health First Aid (MHFA) courses in December
NOTE: The links provided above are for informational purposes only. None of these serve as a substitute for medical advice one should obtain from his/her own primary care physician and/or mental health professional. Please contact email@example.com with related questions or comments.
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