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The mission of the Center for Work, Health, & Well-being is to protect and promote the safety, health, and well-being of workers through integrated worksite policies, programs, and practices that foster a safe and healthy work organization and environment, and promote safe and healthy behaviors.

Our central objective is to expand the evidence on integrated approaches through etiologic and intervention effectiveness research studies and to build the practice base through translating and disseminating best practices, developing policy recommendations, and building the capacity of trained professionals and organizations. The Center’s vision is optimal worker safety and health and employer outcomes through improved conditions of work.

Integrating occupational safety and health with worker well-being goes far beyond the simple sum of these parts. The Center’s research, which spans several decades, has demonstrated the potential of this integrated model, leading to the creation of a new trans-disciplinary culture, science, and practice that provides a national model for future support of worker health.


The Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health Center for Work, Health, & Well-being is a collaboration among:

Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health 
Center for Community-Based Research, Dana-Farber Cancer Institute
Northeastern University Bouvé College of Health Sciences 
Partners HealthCare
Boston University School of Public Health
Massachusetts Department of Public Health
Boston College
Veterans Health Administration (VHA)