The UIC Center for Healthy Work is a research and education center established in 2016 to advance the health and well being of workers in Chicago, the state of Illinois, and the nation. Our center is one of six Centers of Excellence for Total Worker Health®, funded by the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health.

The Center’s mission is to remove barriers that impact the health of low wage workers in the increasingly contingent workforce. The Center for Healthy Work aims to turn unhealthy work into healthy work through our two unique projects, the Greater Lawndale Healthy Work Project and Healthy Communities through Healthy Work.

To learn more about the Center for Healthy Work’s missions and values visit the About Us page.

Exploring worker health:

community
At the community level
Learn more about addressing precarious work in the Greater Lawndale community of Chicago
systems
At the systems-level
Learn more about what is happening at the local, state, regional and state level to support policies and systems that address precarious work
surveys
With our partners
Learn more about our partners that are fighting to address precarious work
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Information that supports our work
Link to resources, emerging data, and other evidence that supports the need for our work to continue

Events