The Center for Workforce Health (CWH) is the innovative leader in ONLINE health and wellness programs for the workplace. For the past decade our award-winning health scientists and technology specialists have been creating engaging, computer-based programs - all rigorously tested in workplaces through more than $15 million from the National Institutes of Health. Many of these programs also feature mobile components accessible through smartphones and tablets.
Our programs span a wide range of health topics and have been used by scores of organizations throughout the U.S. And because we rigorously test all of our programs, they all carry scientifically generated evidence of effectiveness.
This Blog is intended as a series of informal communications and updates from me - Royer Cook, Director of the Center for Workforce Health. I plan to post a variety of brief essays, information on the perspectives and principles underlying our programs, updates from the world of preventive medicine, reactions to health events in the news, and tips for maintaining a healthy lifestyle.
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